10 Youngest Billionaires In The World Right Now
There are 2,095 billionaires worldwide this year. Of these, only 10 are 30 or younger. The 10 billionaires under the age of 30 have a collective net worth of $ 16.3 billion. Seven of them inherited their fortune. Three of them – Kylie jenner, Evan Spiegel and John Collison – are self-made billionaires and are not yet 30 years old. These 10 young adults come from the United States, Ireland, Norway, Germany, Brazil and Hong Kong. A number of them are new to the list this year, including Pedro de Godoy Bueno, who inherited his fortune from his father Edson de Godoy Bueno, who died in 2017.
The family of Godoy Bueno heads the Brazilian services company from Laboratory Diagnósticos da América SA and has seen the share price triple over the past year. Lisa Draexlmaier is the second new name on this list, she is co-owner and co-CEO (alongside her father Fritz) of the German auto parts manufacturer Fritz Draexlmaier Co & KG. The latest addition to this list is Elisabeth Furtwaengler, who obtained a 37.4% stake in her family’s media empire.
Kylie Jenner is the youngest billionaire and she’s more or less a self-taught billionaire. Even we can no longer dispute this since she signed an agreement to sell a 51% stake in Kylie Cosmetics in November 2019 for $ 600 million. Snap’s Evan Spiegel and John Collison of Stripe complete the three self-taught billionaires under the age of 30 on this year’s list. Bobby Murphy of Snap and Patrick Collison of Stripe are now all 31 and are not eligible for this list.
The other seven billionaires under the age of 30 have all inherited their wealth. Alexandra Andresen and her sister Katharina have been billionaires for a few years thanks to their participation in Ferd, the Norwegian investment company that her father still runs. Jonathan Kwok is now a full billionaire since the death of his father, real estate magnate Walter Kwok in 2018.
#ten. Lisa Draexlmaier – $ 1 billion
Source: Auto parts
Lisa and her father Fritz are co-CEOs of Fritz Draexlmaier Holdings. Today she is the sole owner of the family business, one of the largest suppliers of automotive components in Germany.
# 9. Pedro de Godoy Bueno – $ 1.1 billion
Source: Laboratory services
Pedro de Godoy Bueno is the youngest billionaire in Brazil. He is CEO of the Brazilian laboratory company Diagnosticos da America SA. His sister, Camilla de Godoy Bueno Grossi, is also a billionaire. His father, Edson of Godoy Bueno, was the wealthiest Brazilian billionaire in health care. He died of a heart attack in 2017 at 73 years old and left most of his fortune to his children, Pedro and Camilla.
# 8. Evan Spiegel – $ 2.5 billion
Country: United States
Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel released Snap, Inc. to a valuation of $ 33 billion in 2017. Since then, Snap’s actions have taken a hit but his personal life is booming. He is married to model Miranda Kerr and the couple welcomed their first child together, a son named Hart in 2018 and their second child, a son named Myles in 2019. Like the other young billionaires on this list, Spiegel is in fashion – especially since he is a CEO of technology. In October 2015, he was on the cover of Vogue Italy. While he still wears the t-shirt, jeans and sneakers which are a must-have for technological bros, his t-shirt is a James Perse for $ 60 and his sneakers are for 410 joint projects. Spiegel is also a licensed helicopter pilot and enjoys organizing flowers.
# 7. John Collison – $ 2.1 billion
Country: United States / Ireland
Stripe co-founder John Collison is the fourth-youngest billionaire in the world at 28. He is barely two months younger than the founder of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel. He co-founded Stripe with his brother Patrick in 2008. The Irish native was a student at Harvard when Stripe started taking off, so he dropped out to focus on the business. Now, in addition to making Stripe one of the most popular mobile payment apps in the world, he has a bit of time to pursue his hobbies, including crossing the Atlantic. He also runs and competes in 5 km (3.1 mile) races. He also likes to travel and share his wealth when he takes the whole Stripe team with him as he did when he organized a pancake breakfast after a hike on the mountain. Tamalpias.
# 6. Jonathan Kwok – $ 2 billion
Country: Hong Kong Source: Real Estate
Jonathan Kwok and his older brother Geoffrey inherited their father Walter’s stake in Sun Hung Kai Properties, the largest real estate developer in Hong Kong.
# 5. Elisabeth Furtwaengler – $ 1.2 billion
Elisabeth Furtwaengler is the daughter of publication tycoon Hubert Burda and doctor and actress Maria Furtwaengler. She owns 25% of Burda Media Group, which has a portfolio of 600 media companies in 24 countries, including the German editions of Elle and Harper’s Bazaar.
# 4. Gustav Magnar Witzøe – $ 3 billion
Source: salmon farming
Witzøe officially entered his wealth in 2013, when his father gave him almost half of the shares of his highly successful salmon company SalMar ASA, which is one of the largest salmon producers in the world. The gift makes him the holder of Norway’s greatest fortune, but he tends to explore other ways of self-expression outside of the salmon trade. For example, he has a real professional modelling contract with Next Models Worldwide in his native Norway. This is in addition to many other companies, such as its investments in startups like the Gobi, an alternative to Snapchat, and Key Butler, marketed to owners of Airbnb for heavy use.
# 3. Katharina Andresen – $ 1.2 billion
Source: investment company
# 2. Alexandra Andresen – $ 1.2 billion
Source: investment company
In 2007, Alexandra and Katharina’s father, Johan Andresen, transferred his shares in Ferd Holdings, the largest company in Norway, to his daughters. The Andresen family made a huge fortune in the tobacco industry. The great-great-great-grandfather of Alexandra and Katharina founded the largest cigarette company in Norway. This company was sold for $ 500 million in 2005 and the money was invested in hedge funds and real estate. It goes without saying that these investments went very well.
# 1. Kylie Jenner – $ 1 billion
Country: United States