World’s Top 5 Youngest Billionaires
When we think of a billionaire, generally an old or middle-aged person comes to our mind with wrinkles on their forehead as they have spent an eternity making their fortune in businesses that they have been running for decades. But the new millennium has been fortunate enough to witness the emergence of youngest billionaireswho have taken over the new-age technologically advanced market through breakthrough innovations and marketing or have inherited a part of the wealth of their millionaire ancestors and have been successful in turning themselves into the youngest richest people the world has ever seen. This article includes a list of the youngest billionaires in the world, among which some are really young at age but can truly be called self-made billionaires.
These billionaires are mostly within the age of 30 years and some of them have become billionaires within the last 5 years. The list is given below:
- Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner is the youngest female billionaire of 2019 and the self-made youngest billionaire in the world ever at the age of 21. She is the owner of the company Kylie cosmetics and has replaced Mark Zuckerberg, who was the former known self made youngest billionaire across the globe at the age of 23 in the year 2007.
- Alexandra Andresen
She is a former billionaire woman and became the youngest billionaire in the world ever at the age of 19, in 2016. She held the top position among this list for 3 years before the ascension of Kylie Jenner. She inherited 42.2% of ownership stakes as assets from her father's Norwegian investment company Ferd and competes as an equestrian.
- Katharina Andresen
Katharina Andresen was at the second position when her sister Alexandra Andresen held the top position in 2016, Forbes's list of youngest billionaires before the ascension of Kylie Jenner in 2019. She can now be considered in the third position after her sister. Andresen also inherited 42.2% of the Ferd ownership stakes. Although she is still the second youngest female billionaire in the world ever at the age of 20, in 2016 and still holds that position.
- John Collison
John Collison has been considered as one of the self-made 2nd youngest billionaire in the world ever in the year 2016, at the age of 28 when he co-founded the company Stripe with his older brother Patrick Collison. He was displaced from his position of being the self-made 2nd youngest billionaire in the world ever after Mark Zuckerberg, but was replaced by Kylie Jenner in the year 2019 and is now considered as the 4th youngest billionaire in the world.
- Evan Spiegel
The Snap Inc. co-founder, Evan Spigel became a billionaire in the year 2017 as he was a few months older than Patrick Collison. At present, Evan Spiegel is at 5th place as the global youngest billionaire in the world and 4th place for the run-up to the youngest self-made billionaires after Kylie Jenner,Mark Zuckerberg and Patrick Collison.