Everyone wants to be rich. While some take over their family business, there are some who made it on their own. Some of the entrepreneurs take decades to accumulate their fortunes while some strike gold very early on.
Right now, the youngest self-made billionaire is 22 years old only and the one on number ten is just 32 years old, according to data compiled by Forbes. If proves that young people are more ambitious & earning 7 figures in their early 20’s or 30’s is a huge success itself.
Here’s a list of 7 such self-made billionaires who made it at a very young age.
1- Kylie Jenner (22 years)
Net worth – $1 billion
One of the most followed people on Instagram, Kylie started off in in E! reality TV show, ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’. She is now the founder and owner of her own cosmetic brand named ‘Kylie cosmetics’. Formerly, it was named as Kylie lip kits. As it became a huge success, Kylie changed the name to ‘Kylie Cosmetics’. Alongwith her sister, Kylie collaborated with Pacsun and got their own brand named as “Kendall and Kylie”. Her mobile app was #1 on the iTunes App Store. She was the youngest Billionaire according to Forbes as of March 2019.
2- Mark Zuckerberg (35 Years)
Net Worth – $84 billion
Almost everyone uses Facebook now a days. The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is at fifth position on the list of youngest self made billionaires. He was the youngest billionaire till the age of 23, but then Kylie broke the record. A student of Harvard University, he made Facebook from his dormitory room itself along with his college roommates. He launched Facebook in the college campus and soon it expanded even beyond colleges and by 2012 Facebook had one billion users. According to Forbes, he is the only person under 50 to come under the list of top 10 richest people, as of 2019.
3- Evan Spiegel (29 Years)
Net Worth – Around $4.5 billion
Named as the youngest billionaire in the year 2015, Evan was born in Maryland, California, and raised in Pacific Palisades, California. He is the co-founder and CEO of American social media company Snap Inc. During his days as a student at Stanford University, he created the app along with Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown. The app gained popularity and in 2012 shortly before completing his degree, Evan dropped out of Stanford to focus on Snapchat. And by the end of the year 2012, Snapchat reached 1 million daily active users.
4- Elizabeth Holmes (34 Years)
Net Worth – $4.5 billion
At the age of 30, Elizabeth started a blood-testing startup named Theranos, which uses a very little amount of blood for the testing purpose like a prick. Even the reports were instantly ready using small automated devices that were developed by the company itself. In 2015, Forbes announced her as one of the youngest self made female billionaire in America.
5- Ritesh Agarwal (27 Years)
Net Worth – Around $1.1 billion
Born in Cuttack, Odisha, Ritesh used to sell sim cards when he was 13 years old. In 2013, he dropped out of college and was selected for the Peter Thiel Fellowship in the same year. He started ‘Oravel stays’, for booking budget hotels. Selected as one of the winners in the Thiel fellowship program he was granted $100000. Then in 2013, he launched the company as OYO Rooms. And as you know the rest is history.
6- Sergey Brin (47 Years)
Net Worth – $27 billion
Want to know about anything? Just Google it. Sergey Brin was just days away from his 31st birthday when Google went public in 2004. During the student orientation at Stanford, he met Larry Page. They both mostly disagree with each other on most of the topics but slowly developed an understanding and became “intellectual soul mates and close friends”. Google was first launched at Stanford itself. And now almost everyone uses Google.
7- Bobby Murphy (31 Years)
Net Worth – Around $4.3 billion
Born in Berkeley, California, Bobby is the Co-founder and CTO of the American Social media Company Snap Inc. Murphy, built the popular social media app with Evan Spiegel and Reggie Brown, his Stanford University Fraternity friend. He graduated In 2010 he graduated in Bachelor of Science degree in mathematical and computational Science from Stanford. Murphy was named as one of “100 Most Influential People in 2014” by Time. In 2015, he was first listed and became the second-youngest billionaire in the world by Forbes.