It isn’t easy to be among the top 10 billionaires at such a young age. It really takes guts to be among one of them. It is a simple equation guys that if you already have money then you can get more money. “Bank only lends money to those who can prove that they really don’t need it.” (Bob Hope).
Let us get on to the list of top 10 youngest billionaires in 2011
10. Aymen Hariri
9. Fahd Hariri
He is a Lebanon national with a net worth of $1.5 billion and his age is 30 years. He is the son of slain Labanese Prime minister Rafik Hariri and inherited stake in Rafik’s construction, telecom and real estate conglomerate called Saudi Oger after the death of Premier in 2005.
8. Eduardo Saverin
He is an American national with a net worth of $1.6 billion and his age is 29 years. He started Facebook with Mark and received 30% stake in the company. After some settlement Saverin was left with 5% holding and a cofounder bio at Facebook’s site but he soon started selling his remaining stake and now possess 2% stake. He invested $8 million in the formation of Qwiki, a Silicon valley startup.
7. Sean Parker
He is an American national with a net worth of $1.6 billion and his age is 30 years. He is the former President of facebook and is now a managing partner at Founders Fund, a venture capital firm which invests in tech companies. He earned his fame primarily after being played in movie THE SOCIAL NETWORK by Justin Timberlake.
6. Albert Von Thurn und Taxis
He is a German national with a net worth of $2 billion and his age is 27 years. Some people on earth are just born rich and Albert is one of such case. On his 18 birthday, in June 2001, he inherited real estate, art and a tech company and 30,000 hectares of woodland in Germany which is also one of the largest forests holding in Europe.
5. Yoshikazu Tanaka
He is a Japanese national with a net worth of $2.2 billion and his age is 34 years. He is the founder of a Japanese social networking website called Gree. Gree is soon going to give tough competition to Facebook as Tanaka has opened a shop in California. At the start, he worked for Hiroshi Mikitani, his fellow billionaire but then left him to start his own work and ultimately came up with Gree.
4. Dustin Moskovitz
He is an American national with a net worth of around $2.7 billion and his age is 26 years. He was the roommate of Mark Zuckerberg and first worked in Facebook as his third employee but soon left it to start Asana. Asana is a software company which facilitated individuals and companies to collaborate with each other in a better fashion.
3. Scott Duncan
He is an American national with a net worth of around $3.1 billion. He is 28 years old and took partial control of his father’s $12.4 billion pipeline empire when Dan Duncan, his father, died in March 2007 at the age of 77.
2. Yang Huiyan
She is a Chinese national with a net worth of $4.1 billion. She is 29 years old and is the main shareholder of China’s largest property development company called Country Garden Holdings of Guangzhou. She graduated from the Ohio university. In the year 2007, her father transferred the holding to her before the company went public.
1. Mark Zuckerberg
He is an American national and his net worth is around $13.5 billion. His age is 26 years and is the founder of Facebook. Facebook is undoubtedly very famous social networking website where millions of people interact with one another. Mark’s fortune escalated by 238% to $13.5 billion as the Goldman Sachs invested heavily in Facebook and increased its valuation to $50 billion.