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How billionaires who are not 40 years old have earned their wealth


Source: Forbes

In the world ranking of dollar billionaires Forbes in the 2018 year - 2 208 names, but only 63 participants of the list are not 40 years old. This figure has grown since 2017, when only 56 young billionaires were in the ranking.

The overall state of 63 of the youngest billionaires in the world is estimated at $ 265 billion. In 2017, this figure was $ 208 billion.

Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Facebook / Mark Zuckerberg

More than half of the young rich people this year (34 man) are self-made entrepreneurs. 26 businessmen from this group made a fortune in the IT industry. All self-made billionaires in the ranking are male businessmen. The list includes 16 young female billionaires, but they all inherited their fortune.

For the third year in a row, the youngest owners of the billionth state in the world remain the Norwegians Alexandra and Katharina Andersen, who are currently 21 and 22, respectively. In 2007, the father of the sisters, Johan Andersen, gave them ownership of the family investment company Ferd. The state of each of them is estimated at $ 1,4 billion.

The youngest self-made billionaire was 27-year-old John Collison. Together with his brother Patrick Collison, they created the Stripe payment system. In his 29 years, Patrick Collison is also one of the youngest billionaires in the world. The condition of each of the brothers is estimated at $ 1 billion.

One of the notable newcomers in the Forbes ranking was Pavel Durov. In the 2007 year, when Pavel was 22, he created VKontakte, the second most social network of users in Russia. Today the number of Vkontakte users reaches 400 million people. In 2015, Durov sold 12% of the company's shares for $ 300 million and moved to live in Dubai, because he refused to cooperate with the Russian special services and provide encrypted personal data of users. But he earned most of his fortune thanks to a controlling stake in the Telegram messenger, which supports strong encryption protocols.

Another participant in the ranking is Linsey Snyder. After 2017 turned 35 in May, she inherited the In-N-Out family empire and for the first time ranked Forbes dollar billionaire with a fortune of $ 1,2 billion.

Mark Zuckerberg has been considered the richest billionaire in the world before 40 for many years in a row. His fortune is $ 71 billion, which ensures him a place in the top five richest people on the planet, regardless of their age.

The second richest billionaire girl in the world before the 40 age was Yang Huiyan, heiress to one of China's largest real estate corporations. By 36 years, her fortune reached $ 21,9 billion Yang Huiyan owned 57% of shares of Country Garden Holdings. Her father, Yang Guoqiang, gave her this stake in 2007. Last year, Country Garden's shares soared by 145%, thanks to which Yang Huiyan's fortune increased by $ 12,9 billion.

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