By Jane Nambi
Forbes released the list of this year’s billionaires. Of the 1,426 billionaires who were named, 23 of them were under 40 years of age.
Of the 23, eight are from the technology sector, 9 from the United States and 3 are newcomers.
Below is the full list of the ten youngest billionaires in the world according to Forbes Magazine.
Dustin Moskovitz came at number one; he is 28 years old. Mr. Moskovitz’s net worth is $3.8 billion and was a former room-mate of Facebook owner, Mark Zuckerberg’s former roommate although h, no longer works at Facebook. He co-founded Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg, 28, is number two on the list. His net worth is $13.3 billion. Mr. Zuckerberg is the owner of Facebook. He took Facebook to the public in May 2012.
Albert von Thurn und Taxis aged 29 years has a net worth of $1.5 billion. He is a popular with the list firs appearing in it at a tender age of 8 years. He inherited his fortune in 2001 at 18 and he is a bachelor right now. He is also a race car driver. He comes in at number three.
Scott Duncan, 30 is number four on the list. His net worth is $5.1 billion and is the youngest of the four children who inherited a fortune from their father, Dan Duncan, the founder of Enterprise Products Partners. Today the company owns more than 50,000 miles of natural gas, oil, and petrochemical pipelines.
Eduardo Saverin also aged 30 has a net worth of $2.2 billion comes in at number five on the list of the youngest billionaires according to Forbes. Saverin is also a co-founder of Facebook. He renounced his United States citizenship in 2011 and said Mark Zuckerberg was his onetime best friend. After a lengthy legal battle with Facebook, he received a 5% stake. He is a Brazilian citizen and now resides in Singapore and invests in startups.
Number six goes to Huiyan Yang aged 31. Mr. Yang’s net worth is $5.7 billion and is the daughter of the founder of real estate developer Country Garden Holdings. She isChina’s richest woman. Her father transferred his stake to the Ohio State grad before the company’s IPO in 2007.
Fahd Hariri comes in at number seven. All the Hariri brothers, Ayman, Saad and Fahd inherited a fortune. Fahd is aged 32. Fahd is the youngest of the brothers whose net worth is $1.35 billion. He is the son of slain Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. He graduated from the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris in 2004. While still a student, he ran an interior design studio on the outskirts of the city, and sold furniture to clients in Saudi Arabia.
Number eight goes to Marie Besnier Beauvalot aged 32. Her net worth is $1.5 billion. She inherited the fortune with siblings Emmanuel, 42, and Jean-Michel, 45, from French dairy giant Lactalis, producers of popular Président brie among hundreds of other cheese, milk and yogurt brands.
Sean Parker aged 33 whose net worth is $2 billion comes in at number nine. He served as Facebook’s first president at age 24.
Ayman Hariri comes in at number ten aged 34 years of age. His net worth is $1.35 billion. He’s involved in running Saudi Oger, one of Saudi Arabia’s biggest construction companies, and the source of the Hariri family fortune.