There are 1,826 billionaires on the most recent Forbes list. Of those, 46 are still under the age of 40 and about half of them made their fortune in the tech industry. But it’s the youngest of the young billionaires who actually make for the most interesting reading.
It is one thing to be called a millionaire and feel proud, but when you are billionaire the world might well adore you to have aced that benchmark. Such is the story of these young entrepreneurs who were listed as the Top 10 youngest billionaires of 2015 in recent Richlist unveiled by Forbes.
Some inherited, some self-made, these young billionaires are the ones spearheading their respective country’s financial status with their path-breaking bank balance at a mere age of 30 and below. While we admire their escalating income figures, here is what places them at such heights:
10. Evan Spiegel
One of those that changed the status quo this year is this young CEO of Snapchat – Evan Spiegel who at the age of 24 is one among the top youngest billionaires in the world with a net worth of $1.5 Billion.
The graduate of Stanford University who hails from Los Angeles started off his career developing the temporary photo sharing app with his partner and senior in college Bobby Murphy which was later rebranded as Snapchat in 2011.
Since then success has been the base of their elevation and today the duo swim in a pool of money and are trending across the world when talking about the ideal social media app. He turned down a proposal of $3 million from Facebook in 2013 but his company is now worth over $10 billion.