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10 Richest People in the World Younger Than 40

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Andrew H. Walker/Shutterstock

It's good to be young and it's good to be rich -- but if you can pull off both at the same time, you've really got it made. The 21st century ushered in a new era of baby-faced titans of industry whose wealth was so enormous that being a young millionaire suddenly seemed passé.

Today, the world is home to at least 10 people under the age of 40 who require three commas to measure their fortunes.

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GOBankingRates used Forbes data to identify the richest young people. There are no 20-somethings on the list, but every single one of them is yet to celebrate their 40th birthday. Half of the people in the ranking are Americans, but the rest of the list is international. Many made their fortunes through tech or emerging moneymakers like cryptocurrency, but at least one got rich the old-fashioned way -- through inheritance.

Keep reading to meet the richest young people.

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Desmond Boylan/AP/REX/Shutterstock

Nathan Blecharczyk

  • Age: 39

  • Net worth as of Aug. 22, 2022: $7.7 billion

  • Source of wealth: Airbnb

  • Country/territory: United States

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RyanKing999 / iStock.com

Dimitri Bukhman

  • Age: 37

  • Net worth as of Aug. 22, 2022: $8.1 billion

  • Source of wealth: Online games

  • Country/territory: Israel

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Pedro Fiuza/Sipa/Shutterstock

Dustin Moskovitz

  • Age: 38

  • Net worth as of Aug. 22, 2022: $8.3 billion

  • Source of wealth: Facebook

  • Country/territory: United States

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360b / Shutterstock.com

Patrick Collison

  • Age: 33

  • Net worth as of Aug. 22, 2022: $9.5 billion

  • Source of wealth: Payment software

  • Country/territory: Ireland

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Etienne Laurent/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

John Collison

  • Age: 32

  • Net worth as of Aug. 22, 2022: $9.5 billion

  • Source of wealth: Payment software

  • Country/territory: Ireland

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AP/Shutterstock

Pavel Durov

  • Age: 37

  • Net worth as of Aug. 22, 2022: $15.1 billion

  • Source of wealth: Messaging app

  • Country/territory: United Arab Emirates

Sam Bankman-Fried
Sam Bankman-Fried

Sam Bankman-Fried

  • Age: 30

  • Net worth as of Aug. 22, 2022: $20.6 billion

  • Source of wealth: Crypto exchange

  • Country/territory: United States

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Wikimedia Commons

Lukas Walton

  • Age: 35

  • Net worth as of Aug. 22, 2022: $20.6 billion

  • Source of wealth: Walmart

  • Country/territory: United States

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Funstock / Shutterstock.com

Zhang Yiming

  • Age: 38

  • Net worth as of Aug. 22, 2022: $49.5 billion

  • Source of wealth: TikTok

  • Country/territory: China

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Frederic Legrand - COMEO / Shutterstock.com

Mark Zuckerberg

  • Age: 38

  • Net worth as of Aug. 22, 2022: $58.7 billion

  • Source of wealth: Facebook

  • Country/territory: United States

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Methodology: For this piece, GOBankingRates used Forbes' "Real-Time Net Worth" tracker data to find the 10 richest people under the age of 40 (39 and below). For each figure, GOBankingRates found (1) their name; (2) age; (3) net worth as of August 22, 2022; (4) source of wealth; and (5) country/territory of residence. All data was collected and is up to date as of August 22, 2022. 

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