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Top 50 Billionaires who got their first million till 30

Most of people dream to own a million of dollars and understand that it is impossible. Nevertheless many people all over the world annually fulfill this dream. Here’s the list of lucky 50, who managed to get their first million of dollars at a very young age and become a billionaires. Some of them earned such a solid amount by their own and the others inherited it. In any case, here’s the list of our heroes, who have become the richest in the world at a very tender age:

  1. Andrey Verevskiy

Born: July 25, 1974

Age: 42

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1 billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Kernel)

Andrey Verevskiy

Andrey Verevskiy – $1 billion

Andriy Verevskiy is a talented Ukrainian politician and entrepreneur. He earned his net worth as the chairman of Kernel, Ukrainian Agriculture Company. Andriy started his career in 1995 after graduation from University. He founded a small company, which grew grain and sold it abroad. During the years of its super successful activity the company grew into reputable Kernel Holding S.A. It produces various agricultural plants like sunflower, grain etc. The company holds 35% of Ukrainian market.

  1. Chase Coleman III

Born: 1975

Age: 41

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $2 Billion

Source of Wealth: hedge fund

Chase Coleman III

Chase Coleman III – $2 Billion

Chase Coleman III earned multi-million net worth as a skilful chairman of a hedge fund, a financial institution, which presumes getting profit from a deal even if financial situation at the market is not stable.

  1. Mohammed Dewji

Born: May 8, 1975

Age: 41

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 09 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (METL)

Mohammed Dewji

Mohammed Dewji – $1, 09 Billion

Mohammed Dewji has become the youngest billionaire in his native country, Tanzania. He earns his living as CEO of METL, the company, which was founded by his father and produced food products and beverages. He tried his hand as a politician too.

  1. Nick Woodman

Born: June 24, 1975

Age: 41

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 1 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (GoPro)

Nick Woodman

Nick Woodman – $1, 1 Billion

Nick Woodman earned his first $1 million, being under 30. He makes his fortune as the CEO and founder of internationally popular company GoPro, which sells advanced camcorders.

  1. Jan Koum

Born: February 24, 1976

Age: 40

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $8, 8 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (WhatsApp)

Jan Koum

Jan Koum – $8, 8 Billion

The son of Ukrainian immigrants, he started to earn his living, sweeping the floor in rich people’s building. Later he served as an engineer in Yahoo and left the company in 2007. In 2010 he founded the message service WhatsApp, which gained international popularity and brought Jan Koum millions of dollars.

  1. Travis Kalanick

Born: August 6, 1976

Age: 40

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $6, 3 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Uber)

Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick – $6, 3 Billion

Travis Kalanick has earned $1 million, being under 30. He continues earning billions of dollars as CEO of Uber, the app, which allows hire a taxi and follow its way each minute till it reaches the necessary point.

  1. Serra Sabanci

Born: October 9, 1975

Age: 40

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 3 Billion

Source of Wealth: Heritage (Sabanci Holding)

Serra Sabanci

Serra Sabanci – $1, 3 Billion

Serra Sabanci belongs to the richest family in Turkey, so she had never worried about the cash. She owns the part of Sabanci Holding, Turkish industrial and financial giant.

  1. Yusaku Maezawa

Born: November 22, 1975

Age: 40

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $2, 7 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Zozotown)

Yusaku Maezawa

Yusaku Maezawa – $2, 7 Billion

Yusaku Maezawa earned his net worth as a founder of online fashion store Zozotown. He founded his company in 2000 and now it is one of the most popular online apparel stores in the world.

  1. Kenji Kasahara

Born: December 6, 1975

Age: 40

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 3 Billion

Source of Wealth: mobile gaming, social network

Kenji Kasahara

Kenji Kasahara – $1, 3 Billion

Kenji Kasahara started to earn his net worth as founder of Mixi, which was considered as competitor to FaceBook. When Mixi lost its popularity, Kenji Kasahara started to earn his money, developing online games and making other online gigs.

  1. Yoshikazu Tanaka

Born: February 18, 1977

Age: 39

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1 Billion

Source of Wealth: social network games

Yoshikazu Tanaka

Yoshikazu Tanaka – $1 Billion

Yoshikazu Tanaka is the developer of GREE Company, which offers online video games, which can be played at social net works. They are downloaded for free, but contain some paid content. These games helped Yoshikazu become one of the youngest billionaires in the world.

  1. Lawrence Ho

Born: 1977

Age: 39

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 23 Billion

Source of Wealth: Gambling industry

Lawrence Ho

Lawrence Ho – $1, 23 Billion

Lawrence Ho has become a millionaire at a very early age. He earned most part of his net worth as the owner of numerous casinos. Now he earns his living as CEO of Melco Crown Entertainment, the company, which develops various gambling games.

  1. Charlotte Söderström

Born: 1977

Age: 39

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $2, 4 Billion

Source of Wealth: Heritage (H&M)

Charlotte Söderström

Charlotte Söderström – $2, 4 Billion

The granddaughter of H&M founder, Charlotte inherited most part of her net worth. But she works herself too, running stud farm and developing the program of H&M sponsorship.

  1. Jack Dorsey

Born: November 19, 1976

Age: 39

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 1 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Twitter)

Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey – $1, 1 Billion

Jack Dorsey is a talented coder, who earned his first million, being under 30. He co-founded popular social network Twitter and served as its CEO till 2008. Then he left Twitter and founded a successful online payment service Square. In 2015 he returned to Twitter to put the company on its new level.

  1. Yvonne Bauer

Born: 1977

Age: 38

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $2, 8 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Bauer Media Group)

Yvonne Bauer

Yvonne Bauer – $2, 8 Billion

Yvonne Bauer inherited huge net worth. Her family has deep roots in mass media business. She belongs to the fifth generation of media tycoons, who own about 600 magazines, 100 TV and radio stations etc.

  1. Naruatsu Baba

Born: January, 1978

Age: 38

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 4 billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Colopl)

Naruatsu Baba

Naruatsu Baba – $1, 4 billion

Naruatsu Baba earned his big net worth as smartphone games developer. Now he serves at Colopl, but he used to work for the other companies as well, creating popular mobile games.

  1. Robert Pera

Born: March 10, 1978

Age: 38

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $3, 1 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Ubiquiti)

Robert Pera

Robert Pera – $3, 1 Billion

Robert Pera started to earn his living, serving at Apple. Later he founded his own company, named Ubiquiti, which produces Wi-Fi equipment. Ubiquiti brings him multimillion income annually.

  1. Julia Oetker

Born: 1979

Age: 37

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $2, 2 Billion

Source of Wealth: Heritage (Oetker Company)

Julia Oetker

Julia Oetker – $2, 2 Billion

Julia Oetker inherited multi-billion net worth from her father Rudolf August Oetker, who died in 2007. Julia shares her net worth together with her siblings and half-siblings. Nevertheless, even the small part of her dad’s net worth is enough to be a billionaire.

  1. Markus Persson

Born: June 1, 1979

Age: 37

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 3 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Mojang AB)

Markus Persson

Markus Persson – $1, 3 Billion

Markus Persson is a talented game designer, who worked for King Entertainment. He became extremely rich, having created his own company Mojang AB, which sells video games. In 2015 Markus sold his company to Microsoft. He earned billions on this deal.

  1. Garrett Camp

Born: October 4, 1978

Age: 37

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $6.3 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Uber)

Garrett Camp

Garrett Camp – $6.3 Billion

Garrett Camp managed to earn his first million, being under 30, when he co-founded popular service Uber. The app allows people in more than 57 countries all over the world to hire a taxi and follow its way to the destination point.

  1. Mike Cannon-Brookes

Born: 1980

Age: 36

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $ 2, 2 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Atlassian)

Mike Cannon-Brookes

Mike Cannon-Brookes – $ 2, 2 Billion

Mike Cannon-Brookes managed to become a billionaire at a very young age as a co-founder of the company Atlassian, the software developer company. The company sells its products all over the world

  1. Sean Parker

Born: December 3, 1979

Age: 36

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $2, 4 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Facebook)

Sean Parker

Sean Parker – $2, 4 Billion

Sean Parker earned his immense net worth as a programmer and internet entrepreneur. He is the founder of such online apps as Napster and Plaxo. At the age of 24 he was FaceBook president and till now this project brings millions to his account.

  1. Scott Farquhar

Born: December, 1979

Age: 36

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $2.1 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Atlassian)

Scott Farquhar

Scott Farquhar – $2.1 Billion

Scott Farquhar co-founded the software developer Atlassian together with his friend and co-student Mike Cannon-Brookes. The company, which was reconstructed in 2014, made both of them billionaires.

  1. Sachin Bansal

Born: August 5, 1981

Age: 35

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 2 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Flipkart)

Sachin Bansal

Sachin Bansal – $1, 2 Billion

Sachin Bansal started to earn his net worth as FaceBook executive. But then he left the powerful online platform to found his own one. Flipkart is big online service, where various books are sold. It gained numerous clients all over the world, having made Sachin Bansal the young billionaire.

  1. Joe Gebbia

Born: August 21, 1981

Age: 35

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $3, 3 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Airbnb)

Joe Gebbia

Joe Gebbia – $3, 3 Billion

Joe Gebbia is a chief product officer of popular online service Airbnb, which helps the clients to hire an apartment (instead of hotel room) during their travelling around the world. Gebbia’s business instinct helped him enlarge the area of Airbnb usage, having expanded it to African market.

  1. Marie Besnier Beauvalot

Born: 1981

Age: 35

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $2, 9 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Lactalis)

Marie Besnier Beauvalot

Marie Besnier Beauvalot – $2, 9 Billion

Marie Besnier Beauvalot is a rich heiress from France. She is the owner of multi billion net worth, which she inherited from her father. Her family owns popular milk concern Lactalis, which sells milk products around the world.

  1. Fahd Hariri

Born: 1981

Age: 35

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 3 billion

Source of Wealth: Heritage, Investments, Construction Business

Fahd Hariri

Fahd Hariri – $1, 3 billion

Fahd Hariri inherited billion of dollars in 2005, when his dad Rafic Hariri, the ex-prime minister of Lebanon, was murdered. Now Fahd tries to multiply his income, making various investments and participating in construction business.

  1. Eduardo Saverin

Born: March 19, 1982

Age: 34

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $ 7, 4 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (FaceBook)

Eduardo Saverin

Eduardo Saverin – $ 7, 4 Billion

Being a successful Brazilian businessman, Eduardo Saverin still makes money mostly as FaceBook co-founder. But he has some other gigs too.

  1. Yang Huiyan

Born: 1981

Age: 34

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $5, 9 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Country Garden Holdings)

Yang Huiyan

Yang Huiyan – $5, 9 Billion

Yang Huiyan has become incredibly rich in 2007, when she got from her father the stocks of his company “Country Garden Holdings”, which is considered as one of the biggest real estate developers in the world. The company offers various services, connected with real estate care – construction, repair, decoration etc.

  1. Wang Yue

Born: 1983

Age: 33

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 1 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Shanghai Kingnet Technology)

Wang Yue

Wang Yue – $1, 1 Billion

Wang Yue, a Chinese entrepreneur, has become a billionaire at a very young age. He earned his net worth as the co-founder of the company Shanghai Kingnet Technology, which specializes on developing online and mobile games. Wang Yue makes million due to his company as well as due to his other service xy.com, a mobile phone application, which is used by people all over the world.

  1. Cheng Wei

Born: 1983

Age: 33

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Didi Kuaidi)

Cheng Wei

Cheng Wei – $1 Billion

Cheng Wei managed to become one of the richest people in the world as the founder of the company Didi Kuaidi. It is a transportation resource, which allows hire a taxi all over China due to mobile applications. The company is used by numerous clients in China, which brings incredible income to Cheng Wei. Didi Kuaidi is the strong competitor to the similar Chinese company Alibaba. It is interesting to know that Cheng Wei started his career at Alibaba and served as a vice president there. Eight years later he retired and founded his own similar company, which brought him millions.

  1. Albert von Thurn und Taxis

Born: June 24, 1983

Age: 33

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 5 billion

Source of Wealth: Heritage (Belongs to noble German Family, owns breweries, castles, woods etc)

Albert von Thurn und Taxis

Albert von Thurn und Taxis – $1, 5 billion

Albert von Thurn und Taxis at first appeared in the list of billionaires at a tender age of 8, after his father’s death. He officially inherited his fortune at the age of 18. Now Albert von Thurn und Taxis, the representative of noble German family, lives in a family castle in Bavaria and enjoys car racing.

  1. Scott Duncan (businessman)

Born: 1983

Age: 33

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $5, 4 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Enterprise Products Partners)

Scott Duncan (businessman)

Scott Duncan (businessman) – $5, 4 Billion

Scott Duncan inherited the stock of his father’s company Enterprise Products. His dad died in 2010 and left his billions to his 4 children. Duncan’s family owns gas and oil plants and pipelines. Scott Duncan shares the stock of the company with his siblings.

  1. Drew Houston

Born: March 4, 1983

Age: 33

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 4 billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Dropbox)

Drew Houston

Drew Houston – $1, 4 billion

Drew Houston earned his incredible wealth as the co-founder of Dropbox Inc. The company offers its clients clod database, where they can save any kind of information online and share it with their friends. Millions of users worldwide choose Dropbox, making its owner extremely rich.

  1. Ryan Graves

Born: 1983

Age: 33

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 5 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Uber)

Ryan Graves

Ryan Graves – $1, 5 Billion

Ryan Graves managed to earn his first million, being about 26. He has become one of the first employers of Uber, the application, which helps people hire a taxi all over the world. Now Graves serves as Uber head of global operations.

  1. Nathan Blecharczyk

Born: 1984

Age: 32

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $3, 3 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Airbnb)

Nathan Blecharczyk

Nathan Blecharczyk – $3, 3 Billion

Nathan Blecharczyk earned his first million before 30, when he cofounded the company Airbnb. It is the online service, which allows people to rent an apartment or a house in any part of the world online. It is the alternative to hotels, which is cheaper and more comfortable.

  1. Mark Zuckerberg

Born: May 14, 1984

Age: 32

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $54 billion

Source of Wealth: Business (FaceBook)

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg – $54 billion

Mark Zuckerberg is the brightest sample of child prodigy. He liked programming from his school days and knew even more, than his tutors. He created FaceBook, being a student at Harvard and earned his first million, being under 22. Now he owns the most part of FaceBook stock, which brings him billions of dollars.

  1. Dustin Moskovitz

Born: May 22, 1984

Age: 32

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $10, 8 Billion

Source of Wealth: Business (FaceBook)

Dustin Moskovitz

Dustin Moskovitz – $10, 8 Billion

Dustin Moskovitz is a co-founder of FaceBook and although he left the company 8 years ago, till now he has FaceBook stocks, which brings him a solid income. The other source of Moskovitz’s wealth is his other software company Asana.

  1. Tatiana Casiraghi

Born: November 24, 1983

Age: 32

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $2, 3 Billion

Source of Wealth: Heritage (stocks of brewery SABMiller)

Tatiana Casiraghi

Tatiana Casiraghi – $2, 3 Billion

Tatiana Casiraghi, originally Tatiana Santo Domingo, got multi billion net worth from her late grandfather Julio Mario Santo Domingo, the founder of the brewery. She made her net worth even bigger, when she married Andrea Casiraghi, the member of Monaco Royal Family.

  1. Anton Kathrein, Jr

Born: 1984

Age: 31

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 39 Billion

Source of Wealth: Heritage (company Kathrein-Werke)

Anton Kathrein, Jr

Anton Kathrein, Jr – $1, 39 Billion

Anton Kathrein, Jr has become a billionaire at the age of 28. Then he inherited from his late father the company Kathrein-Werke, which produces various antennas. The company was founded in 40-s by Anton’s grandfather and now it is one of the most reputable antenna manufactures in the world.

  1. Tom Persson

Born: 1985

Age: 31

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $2, 3 Billion

Source of Wealth: Heritage (H&M)

Tom Persson

Tom Persson – $2, 3 Billion

Tom Persson tries to earn money in movie industry, but he needn’t doing so. He inherited multi-billion net worth from his grandfather, the founder of internationally popular fashion company H&M.

  1. Julio Mario Santo Domingo, III

Born: 1985

Age: 31

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $2, 4 billion

Source of Wealth: Heritage (stocks of brewery SABMiller)

Julio Mario Santo Domingo, III

Julio Mario Santo Domingo, III – $2, 4 billion

Julio Mario Santo Domingo, III is hard to call a self made man as he became rich, having inherited his net worth from his grandfather, who had the same name. Julio tried to earn his living by his own, serving as DJ in New York, but he had become really rich, when he inherited the sixth part of his grandfather’s wealth.

  1. Bobby Murphy

Born: April 1, 1989

Age: 28

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 8 billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Snapchat)

Bobby Murphy

Bobby Murphy – $1, 8 billion

Bobby Murphy studied at Harvard, when he met Evan Spiegel. Together they founded a company Snapchat. It allowed sending photos and short videos, which disappeared in 10 seconds or less after opening. The service gained numerous fans all over the world and attracted investors. Thus within several years its cofounder, Bobby Murphy, has earned his first million and even more.

  1. Patrick Collison

Born: September 8, 1988

Age: 27

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $750 million (he is really close to first billion)

Source of Wealth: Business (Stripe)

Patrick Collison

Patrick Collison – $750 million

Patrick Collison managed to become a millionaire at a very young age as the co-founder of the service Stripe. It is a platform, which makes it easy to buy products online. Stripe is used by millions of people all over the world and it brings solid income to its founders.

  1. Perenna Kei

Born: 1990

Age: 26

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 3 billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Ji Haipeng)

Perenna Kei

Perenna Kei – $1, 3 billion

Perenna Kei is one of the youngest and most mysterious billionaires in the world. She owns 85% of stock of Ji Haipeng (real estate company), which previously was owned by her father.

  1. Evan Spiegel

Born: June 4, 1990

Age: 26

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $2, 1 billion

Source of Wealth: Business (Snapchat)

Evan Spiegel

Evan Spiegel – $2, 1 billion

Evan Spiegel was born in a family of a successful lawyer and he could enjoy his life, simply spending millions of his father. But the young businessman decided to go his own rout. He met Bobby Murphy during his years in Harvard and they founded the company Picaboo, which later was renamed into Snapchat. The app allows share your photos, which disappear in 10 seconds after watching. It is now used by millions people internationally and the company is estimated for $16 billion approximately.

  1. Ludwig Theodor Brown

Born: 1990

Age: 26

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 2 Billion

Source of Wealth: Heritage (B. Braun Melsungen)

Ludwig Theodor Brown

Ludwig Theodor Brown – $1, 2 Billion

Ludwig Theodor Brown owns a part of family net worth. B. Braun Melsungen is pharmaceutical company, which belongs to his family and is one of the most successful in the world.

  1. John Collison

Born: 1990

Age: 26

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $750 Million (he is really close to first billion)

Source of Wealth: Business (Stripe)

John Collison

John Collison – $750 Million

Most of people all over the world just finish their education to the age of 22. But John Collison, an Irish student, managed to earn multi million net worth to that tender age. He managed to become so rich due to the company Stripe, which he founded together with his brother. Stripe is an online payment service, which makes it easy to shop online and transfer money for the purchase, being at any part of the world. The payment platform Stripe gained international fame and helped its founders to become billionaires.

  1. Gustav Magnar Witzøe

Born: 1994

Age: 22

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 1 Billion

Source of Wealth: Heritage (SalMar)

Gustav Magnar Witzøe

Gustav Magnar Witzøe – $1, 1 Billion

This young handsome man has also become one of the youngest billionaires in the world. His father transferred to Gustav the total ownership of family business – the company SalMar. This Swedish company specializes on breeding and selling salmon. They also sell other elite fish products. Gustav Magnar Witzøe has become a millionaire the next day he graduated from high school.

  1. Alexandra Andresen

Born: 1997

Age: 19

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 2 Billion

Source of Wealth: Heritage (Ferd)

Alexandra Andresen

Alexandra Andresen – $1, 2 Billion

Alexandra Andresen, who resides in Norway, is considered as the youngest billionaire in the world. She inherited 42% of Ferd Company stock, which her father transferred to Alexandra after graduation from school. Ferd is an investment company.

  1. Katharina G. Andresen

Born: 1995

Age: 21

Net Worth (estimated by Forbes): $1, 2 Billion

Source of Wealth: Heritage (Ferd)

Katharina G. Andresen

Katharina G. Andresen – $1, 2 Billion

Her father, the owner of investment company Ferd, gave her 42% of company stock. Thus Katharina G. Andresen has become one of the youngest billionaires in the world.


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