The World's Youngest Billionaires

Forbes

There are 1,426 billionaires in the world this year. They are the wealthiest of the wealthy. But only 23 members of this elite list are under 40 years old, with that exciting combination of money and youth.

Those 23 have a total of $68 billion between them. Eight come from the technology sector, including four from social networking giant Facebook. Nine come from the United States, the rest from countries abroad. Three are newcomers to the billionaire ranks. Here’s a look at the youngest billionaires (ordered from youngest to oldest).

No. 1: Dustin Moskovitz

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Age: 28
Net Worth: $3.8 billion

Moskovitz, Mark Zuckerberg's former roommate, no longer works at Facebook, the social networking giant that he co-founded. A signee of Bill Gates' andWarren Buffett's Giving Pledge, Moskovitz bikes to work, flies commercial, and pitches his own tent at Burning Man.

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No. 2: Mark Zuckerberg

Age: 28
Net Worth: $13.3 billion

Few CEOs of any age are under more media scrutiny than Zuckerberg (who's only 8 days older than Moskovitz). Since taking Facebook public in May 2012, and getting married days later, the hoodie-wearing founder has seen his net worth rise and fall with every fluctuation of the stock price.

No. 3: Albert von Thurn und Taxis

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Age: 29
Net Worth: $1.5 billion

Albert von Thurn und Taxis first appeared in Forbes' billionaire rankings at age 8 but officially inherited his fortune in 2001 on his 18th birthday. The eligible bachelor is also a race car driver and tours with a German auto-racing league.

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No. 4: Scott Duncan


Age: 30
Net Worth: $5.1 billion

Duncan is the youngest of the four children who inherited the massive fortune of late energy pipeline entrepreneur Dan Duncan, founder of Enterprise Products Partners. Today the company owns more than 50,000 miles of natural gas, oil, and petrochemical pipelines.

No. 5: Eduardo Saverin

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REUTERS/Edgar Su

Age: 30
Net Worth: $2.2 billion

Facebook co-founder Saverin renounced his United States citizenship in 2011, news of which broke days before the company's IPO and drew accusations of tax evasion. Saverin, immortalized in The Social Network as Mark Zuckerberg's onetime best friend, settled a lengthy legal battle with Facebook, apparently receiving a 5% stake. A Brazilian citizen, he now resides in Singapore and invests in startups.


No. 6: Huiyan Yang

Age: 31
Net Worth: $5.7 billion

Yang, the daughter of the founder of real estate developer Country Garden Holdings, is once again China's richest woman. Her father transferred his stake to the Ohio State grad before the company's IPO in 2007.

No. 7: Fahd Hariri

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Hariri brothers, from left: Ayman, Saad and Fahd (Photo: AP)

Age: 32
Net Worth: $1.35 billion

Hariri is the youngest 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.






No. 8: Marie Besnier Beauvalot

Age: 32
Net Worth: $1.5 billion

Marie, along with siblings Emmanuel, 42, and Jean-Michel, 45, inherited French dairy giant Lactalis, producers of popular Président brie among hundreds of other cheese, milk and yogurt brands.

No. 9: Sean Parker

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Age: 33
Net Worth: $2 billion

Parker is revamping his much hyped start-up, Airtime, with the hopes that the video chat site will have the impact of his other Web companies. At 19, Parker skipped college to disrupt the recording industry with music swapping site Napster. He served as Facebook's first president at age 24.


No. 10: Ayman Hariri


Age: 34
Net Worth: $1.35 billion

Hariri is the son of slain Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. He's involved in running Saudi Oger, one of Saudi Arabia's biggest construction companies, and the source of the Hariri family fortune.



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