40 Under 40 - World's Youngest Billionaires

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A billion dollars is a lot of money. And I mean A LOT. Most people like you and me can't even think of how big of a sum it is, let alone making that much money in a lifetime. But some people are born different. They become billionaires at such a young age that it's almost seems impossible to us commoners. So first things first, you may ask, how do we define a billionaire? A billionaire is a person with a net worth of at least One Billion United States Dollars. One billion or one thousand million in numbers is 1,000,000,000. Yes, that's nine zeros after 1. For further reference, check out this video, where it's explained how much one billion dollars is -

So now you know how mind-bogglingly large that number is. But that's not the whole story. What's even more fascinating is that some people achieve a net worth of a billion or more at a very young age. We can definitely say they are very well fortunate. Some of them inherited the wealth from their parents & some started their startup companies and made fortunes at the IPO or by selling their newly established company. Here we aggregated a list of these young billionaires of the world who have seen a lot of wealth at an young age. In fact, the youngest billionaire in this list is Kevin David Lehmann who is currently only 19 years old & the oldest billionaire in this list is Geoffrey Kwok who is 36 years old only at the moment of creating this list on 4th July 2021.

We have compiled this extentsive list of the 40 youngest billionaires in the world using the financial data found on different trusted sources like Forbes, Gobankingrates, Businessinsider, Wikipedia and more.

LIST OF THE YOUNGEST BILLIONAIRES IN THE WORLD

1. KEVIN DAVID LEHMANN

  • AGE: 19
  • NET WORTH: $3.5B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE
  • COUNTRY: GERMANY

Kevin David Lehmann is currently the youngest billionaire in the world. He is currently 19 years old. Kevin is the son of Guenther Lehmann, a German businessman who owned the stakes at Germany's leading drugstore chain dm-drogerie markt. In either 2016 or 2017, Guenther Lehmann transferred his dm-drogerie markt shares to his then 14-year-old son Kevin David Lehmann, which now has more than 56,000 employees and over 3,300 branches. A trustee took care of the asset management. His son, now of legal age, is (as of June 01, 2021) the youngest billionaire in the world. According to Forbes, Kevin David Lehmann's current net worth is about $3.5 Billion.

2. WANG ZELONG

  • AGE: 24
  • NET WORTH: $2B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE
  • COUNTRY: CHINA

Wang Zelong is a 25 years old Chinese billionaire who has a net worth of about $2B in 2021. He became a billionaire by inheriting stakes in CNNC Hua Yuan Titanium Dioxide Co. It is a chemical company in China which produces titanium dioxide pigment and the company is listed on the Shenzhen stock exchange.

3. ALEXANDRA GAMLEMSHAUG ANDRESEN

  • AGE: 25
  • NET WORTH: $1.4B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE
  • COUNTRY: NORWAY

Alexandra Gamlemshaug Andresen inherited 42% of the family-owned investment company Ferd. She is currently 25 years old and her net worth is about $1.4B. Ferd is a Norwegian holding company which holds partial ownership in companies within industry and finance as well as a real estate portfolio. The company has 75 employees and is owned by Johan H. Andresen and his two daughters Katharina and Alexandra Andresen; it was established in 2001. The group also has a number of venture and private equity holdings.

4. KATHARINA GAMLEMSHAUG ANDRESEN

  • AGE: 26
  • NET WORTH: $1.4B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE
  • RESIDENCE: NORWAY

Katharina Gamlemshaug Andresen is a Norwegian heiress, and as of 2021, one of the world's youngest billionaires as reported by Forbes. Katharina Andresen is the elder daughter of Johan H. Andresen and Alexandra Andresen's sister. Like her sister, Katharina also inherited 42% of Ferd which generates $2 billion in annual revenue. As of 2021, her age is 26 now and she is among the youngest billionaires in the world with a net of about $1.4 Billion.

5. AUSTIN RUSSELL

  • AGE: 26
  • NET WORTH: $2.4B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: START-UP/ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  • COUNTRY: UNITED STATES

Austin Russell founded Luminar Technologies after dropping out of Stanford in 2012. He recieved a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship at the time and used the investment on his company aimed at producing sensors for autonomous vehicles. The products of his company is now used by automotive giants such as Volvo and Toyota. His net worth increased significantly when Luminar Technologies went public through a SPAC merger. Following Luminar's listing on Nasdaq, Russell became the world's youngest self-made billionaire at age 25. As of 2021, Austin Russell's net worth is about $2.4 Billion.

6. VITALIK BUTERIN

  • AGE: 27
  • NET WORTH: $1B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: CRYPTO START-UP/ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  • COUNTRY: RUSSIAN-CANADIAN

Vitaly Dmitriyevich "Vitalik" Buterin is a Russian-Canadian programmer and writer who is best known as one of the co-founders of Ethereum. Buterin became involved with cryptocurrency early in its inception, co-founding Bitcoin Magazine in 2011. In 2014, Buterin launched Ethereum with Gavin Wood. In 2011 he used to write for Bitcoin Magazine for 5 BTC each article. In May 2021, when the price of SHIB and other crytocurrencies that he was holding soared, Vitalik Buterin's net worth suddenly rised to more than $21 Billion. Vitalik donated cryptocurrencies worth $1.5 billion to several non-profit organizations, including $1 billion to a COVID-19 relief fund in India on May 2021. He also transferred a lot of coins to unknown wallets. Soon after that, crypto market crashed. Vitalik Buterin's net worth is estimated to be at least $1B as of July 2021.

7. RITESH AGARWAL

  • AGE: 27
  • NET WORTH: $1.1B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: START-UP/ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  • COUNTRY: INDIA

Ritesh Agarwal is an Indian entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of OYO Rooms. He is known as the world's second youngest billionaire in 2020. However, Forbes or Business Insider have not listed him as a Dollar Billionaire yet. Agarwal is also a recipient of the Business World Young Entrepreneur Award. As of 2021, Ritesh Agarwal's net worth is at least 1.1 Billion. Agarwal started a budget accommodation portal, Oravel Stays, for booking budget hotels. It was accepted into the accelerator program by Venture Nursery in September 2012, and later was one of the winners of the 2013 Thiel Fellowship program, receiving a grant of $100,000. The company was launched as OYO Rooms in May 2013.

8. GUSTAV MAGNAR WITZØE

  • AGE: 28
  • NET WORTH: $4.4B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE
  • COUNTRY: NORWAY

Gustav Magnar Witzøe is a Norwegian billionaire and significant shareholder of salmon fish farming company Salmar ASA. He is one of the youngest billionaires in the world. In 2013, Witzøe's father transferred 47% of the company to him. Witzøe was born in Frøya, Trøndelag, to parents Gustav and Oddny Witzøe. His father founded SalMar, which is one of the world's largest producers of farmed salmon. SalMar also owns a significant stake in Scottish Sea Farms, the UK's second-largest salmon farmer. Witzøe is also a technology startup and property investor. As of 2021, Gustav Magnar Witzøe's net worth is about $4.4 Billion.

9. ANDY FANG

  • AGE: 29
  • NET WORTH: $2.4B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: START-UP/ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  • COUNTRY: UNITED STATES

Andy Fang is a Chinese-American billionaire tech entrepreneur. He is best known as the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at DoorDash, which he started along with Stanley Tang, Tony Xu and Evan Moore in 2013. Andy Fang owns about a 4% stake in DoorDash. In December 2020, DoorDash IPO skyrocketed Andy Fang's total wealth and as of 2021, he has a net worth of about $2.4 Billion.

10. STANLEY TANG

  • AGE: 29
  • NET WORTH: $2.4B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: START-UP/ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  • COUNTRY: HONG KONG

Stanley Tang is another co-founder and Chief Product Officer at San Francisco-based restaurant delivery app DoorDash. Like his fellow co-founder Andy Fang, Stanley Tang's net worth is also $2.4 Billion as of 2021. Tang has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Stanford University. He grew up in Hong Kong and now resides in San Francisco, California.

11. SAM BANKMAN-FRIED

  • AGE: 29
  • NET WORTH: $8.7B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: CRYPTO START-UP/ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  • COUNTRY: UNITED STATES

Sam Bankman-Fried is the founder and CEO of FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange. He also manages $2.5 billion of assets through Alameda Research, a quantitative cryptocurrency trading firm he founded in 2017. Sam Bankman-Fried's net worth is about $8.7 Billion in 2021. An MIT grad and former Wall Street ETF trader, he launched FTX, a crypto derivatives exchange, in 2019. The vast majority of his wealth is in FTX's equity and tokens (FTT).

12. JONATHAN KWOK

  • AGE: 29
  • NET WORTH: $2.4B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE/BUSINESS
  • COUNTRY: HONG KONG

Jonathan Kwok is the younger son of the late Walter Kwok who was the chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong's largest real estate developer. Jonathan Kwok along with his elder brother Geoffrey Kwok (age 35) inherited a portion of their father's stake in Sun Hung Kai Properties. Walter Kwok started Empire Group Holdings after being ousted as SHKP chairman by his brothers, Thomas and Raymond Kwok. After Walter's death in 2018, Jonathan and Geoffrey Kwok inherited Empire Group Holdings and Walter's direct stake in SHKP. As of 2021, Jonathan Kwok's net worth is estimated to be about $2.4 Billion.

13. JOHN COLLISON

  • AGE: 30
  • NET WORTH: $9.5B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: START-UP/ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  • COUNTRY: IRELAND

John Collison is an Irish billionaire entrepreneur and the co-founder and President of Stripe which he co-founded in 2010 with his brother Patrick. Collison was the youngest self made billionaire in 2016. According to Forbes, his net worth is estimated to be about $9.5 Billion in 2021 and he is the youngest billionaire of Ireland. In September 2019, Stripe raised a $250 million funding round with a valuation of $35 billion. John and his brother Patrick hatched the idea for Stripe while both were in college in Cambridge at MIT.

14. LISA DRAEXLMAIER

  • AGE: 30
  • NET WORTH: $1.6B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE/BUSINESS
  • COUNTRY: GERMANY

Lisa Dräxlmaier owns auto parts maker Dräxlmaier Group. She was named after her grandmother who shares the same name as her. Dräxlmaier Group was founded by her grandparents Lisa and Fritz Dräxlmaier Sr. in May 1958. The first order was the production of 50,000 wiring harnesses for the Goggomobil. The Dräxlmaier Group is a globally operating automotive supplier with its headquarters in the Lower Bavarian city of Vilsbiburg, Germany. The company specializes in the production of electrical systems, electrical and electronic components, interiors as well as battery systems for premium vehicles. In 2021, Lisa Dräxlmaier's net worth is $1.6 Billion.

15. EVAN SPIEGEL

  • AGE: 31
  • NET WORTH: $13B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: START-UP/ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  • COUNTRY: UNITED STATES

Evan Thomas Spiegel is an American businessman who is the co-founder and CEO of the American social media company Snap Inc., which he created (as Snapchat Inc.) with Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown while they were students at Stanford University. Spiegel was the youngest billionaire in the world in 2015. As of 2021, Forbes estimated Evan Spiegel's net worth at about $13 Billion.

16. PEDRO DE GODOY BUENO

  • AGE: 31
  • NET WORTH: $1.5B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE/BUSINESS
  • COUNTRY: BRAZIL

Pedro de Godoy Bueno became Brazil's youngest billionaire in 2019. As of 2021 Pedro de Godoy Bueno's net worth is $1.5 Billion. Currently he is serving as the CEO of Brazilian laboratory firm Diagnosticos da America SA. Pedro de Godoy Bueno inherited the wealth from his father, Edson de Godoy Bueno. His father was among the richest Billionaires in Brazil. After his father's death, Pedro became CEO of DASA at age 24.

17. XU YI

  • AGE: 31
  • NET WORTH: $3.5B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: START-UP/ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  • COUNTRY: CHINA

Xu Yi is a chinese webmaster and the founder of Bilibili, one of China's largest media businesses. He is one of the youngest self-made billionaires in China. Bilibili also nicknamed B Site is a Chinese video sharing website based in Shanghai, themed around animation, comic, and games, where users can submit, view and add overlaid commentary on videos. Xu Yi founded Bilibili in 2009. At the time, Xu Yi was an AcFun user and wanted to create a better site. He was inspired by other similar video sharing websites, Nico Nico Douga and AcFun but he wanted to create something better. He spent three days creating a prototype website named Mikufans.cn as a fandom community of Hatsune Miku. As it grew, he reshaped the website to specialize in video sharing and launched it on 14 January 2010 with the name Bilibili. As of 2021, Xu Yi's net worth is reported to be $3.5 Billion.

18. WHITNEY WOLFE HERD

  • AGE: 31
  • NET WORTH: $1.5B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: START-UP/ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  • COUNTRY: UNITED STATES

Whitney Wolfe Herd is an American entrepreneur. She is the founder of Bumble, a social and dating app and CEO of MagicLab. She was also an early executive at Tinder. In December 2014, Wolfe Herd moved to Austin, Texas, and founded Bumble, a female-focused dating app. Wolfe Herd was named as one of 2017's and 2018's Forbes 30 Under 30, and in 2018 she was named in the Time 100 List. In 2021, Herd became the world's youngest female self-made billionaire with a net worth of $1.5 Billion. She also became the youngest woman to take a company public, at age 31.

19. ANNA KASPRZAK

  • AGE: 31
  • NET WORTH: $1.4B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE
  • COUNTRY: DENMARK

Anna Kasprzak is a Danish dressage rider. She represented Denmark at two Summer Olympics (in 2012 and 2016). Her best Olympic result came in 2012 when she placed 4th with a Danish team in the team competition. Meanwhile, her best individual Olympic result is 14th place achieved in 2016. Her mother Hanni Toosbuy Kasprzak is the owner and CEO of the Danish shoe brand ECCO which was founded by Kasprzak's late grandfather, Karl Toosbuy, in 1963. Anna Kasprzak inherited about $1.4 Billion worth of wealth through her family business.

20. LUDWIG THEODOR BRAUN

  • AGE: 31
  • NET WORTH: $1.3B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE/BUSINESS
  • COUNTRY: GERMANY

Ludwig Theodor Braun owns 10% of the medical device company B. Braun Melsungen, which began in 1839 as a small pharmacy that sold herbal remedies. The company was launched in 1839 as a small pharmacy that sold herbal remedies. In 1977, the company had just $24 million in annual sales. At that time Theodor Braun's father Ludwig Georg Braun took control of the company and now it generates around $8 billion annually. Today, B. Braun employs 64,000 people worldwide and manufactures products ranging from infusion and injection solutions to surgical instruments. He is the younger brother of B. Braun CEO Anna Maria Braun and a cousin brother of Eva Maria Braun-Luedicke.

21. NICK MOLNAR

  • AGE: 31
  • NET WORTH: $1.8B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: START-UP/ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  • COUNTRY: AUSTRALIA

Nick Molnar is an Australian billionaire who is a co-founder of Afterpay. He is the youngest Australian self-made billionaire. Before Afterpay, he had been Australia's top seller of jewelry on eBay, shipping thousands of packages a day. He attended school at Moriah College, and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Sydney. Molar took his company public in April 2016, listing it on the Australian Stock Exchange; shares surged in 2020 during the pandemic. As of 2021, Nick Molnar's net worth is $1.8 Billion.

22. BOBBY MURPHY

  • AGE: 32
  • NET WORTH: $14B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: START-UP/ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  • COUNTRY: UNITED STATES

Robert Cornelius Murphy AKA Bobby Murphy is an American Internet entrepreneur and software engineer. He became one of the youngest billionaires in the world by starting his own company Snapchat Inc. He is the co-founder and the CTO of the American multinational technology and social media company Snap Inc., which he created with Evan Spiegel and Reggie Brown while they were students at Stanford University. In 2021, his net worth is estimated to be $14 Billion.

23. PATRICK COLLISON

  • AGE: 32
  • NET WORTH: $9.5B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: START-UP/ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  • COUNTRY: IRELAND

Patrick Collison is an Irish billionaire entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of Stripe, which he started with his younger brother, John, in 2010. He won the 41st Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in 2005 at the age of sixteen. In 2020, he founded Fast Grants to accelerate COVID-19-related science with Tyler Cowen. He is worth $9.5B as of 2021 making him one of the youngest self-made billionaires ever.

24. SAID GUTSERIEV

  • AGE: 33
  • NET WORTH: $1.5B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE/BUSINESS
  • COUNTRY: RUSSIA

Said Gutseriev is a Russian entrepreneur of Ingush descent, CEO of the oil holding ForteInvest JSC, co-owner of the Industrial and Financial Group SAFMAR, which includes assets in various industrial sectors, construction, real estate, and chain stores Eldorado and M.video. Said Gutseriev's father, billionaire Mikhail Gutseriev, gave him stakes in oil, coal, retail and financial businesses. Since 2018, Said Gutseriev has been included in Forbes 200 richest Russian entrepreneurs list. He returned to Moscow in 2014 after living in London for 17 years. In Russia, he was appointed as CEO of oil refinery Forteinvest, part of his father's Safmar Group. As of 2021, Forbes estimated his net worth to be 1.5 Billion.

25. FREDERICK ERNEST EHRSAM III

  • AGE: 33
  • NET WORTH: $3.1B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: START-UP/ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  • COUNTRY: UNITED STATES

Frederick "Fred" Ernest Ehrsam III is an American business executive and investor who is the co-founder and managing partner of cryptocurrency investment firm Paradigm. He is also the co-founder of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. Ehrsam was born in 1988 Boston, growing up in Concord, Massachusetts. He played video games professionally in high school, and was an avid World of Warcraft player, which introduced him to the concept of in-game digital currencies. In 2010, Ehrsam graduated with distinction from Duke University, earning a B.S. in computer science with a minor in economics.

After graduating from Duke, Ehrsam became a foreign exchange trader at investment bank Goldman Sachs in New York. He learned about Bitcoin from a Georgetown University professor's paper, and began trading in his free time. In 2012, Ehrsam and Brian Armstrong co-founded Coinbase in an apartment in San Francisco, as a way for cryptocurrency enthusiasts to trade bitcoins and other digital currencies. In 2018, Ehrsam co-founded cryptocurrency investment firm Paradigm with former Sequoia Capital investor Matt Huang. Fred Ehrsam is one of the world's youngest self-made billionaires with a net worth of $3.1 Billion.

26. WEN YILONG

  • AGE: 33
  • NET WORTH: $1.5B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: START-UP/ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  • COUNTRY: CHINA

Wen Yilong is a co-founder and director of RLX Technology, a supplier of vaping devices in China. Before co-founding RLX, he worked at Didi Chuxing and Uber in China. His current net worth is $1.5B reported by Forbes and he is one of the youngest self-made billionaires of china and in the world.

27. TIMUR TURLOV

  • AGE: 33
  • NET WORTH: $2.8B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: START-UP/ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  • COUNTRY: RUSSIA

Timur Turlov is a Russian billionaire businessman who founded Freedom Finance Investment Company in 2008 with $100,000 pooled with his co-founders. The parent company Freedom Holding gives post-Soviet citizens access to the U.S., Russian and European stock exchanges and specializes in IPOs. Freedom Holding began trading on the Nasdaq in 2019. According to Forbes, Timur Turlov's net worth is $2.8 Billion in 2021.

28. WANG HAN

  • AGE: 33
  • NET WORTH: $1.4B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE/BUSINESS
  • COUNTRY: CHINA

Wang Han is a Chinese billionaire who earned his fortune from his stakes in Juneyao Air that he inherited from his deceased father Wang Junyao, the founder of Juneyao Group. In 2021 at the age of 33 his net worth is $1.4 Billion.

29. WANG NING

  • AGE: 34
  • NET WORTH: $6.1B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: START-UP/ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  • COUNTRY: CHINA

Wang Ning is the founder and CEO of Pop Mart International Group, a toy company that listed its shares in Hong Kong in December 2020. Wang Ning owns about 46% shares of his company Pop Mart. Pop Mart sells small figurines that cost about $8 in so-called blind boxes that don't reveal the exact toy inside. Its best-selling series, Dimoos, are aliens with puffs of cotton candy-shaped hair. As of 2021, Wang Ning and family's net worth is estimated to be $6.1 Billion.

30. GINIA RINEHART

  • AGE: 34
  • NET WORTH: $1.7B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE/BUSINESS
  • COUNTRY: AUSTRALIA

Ginia Rinehart is a billionaire heir in Australia. Her mother is Georgina Hope "Gina" Rinehart an Australian mining magnate. Rinehart is the Executive Chairman of Hancock Prospecting, a privately-owned mineral exploration and extraction company founded by her father, Lang Hancock. As of 2021, her net worth is $1.7 Billion. Ginia Rinehart and her siblings inherited the wealth from their mother Gina Rinehart through a trust that owns a substantial stake in mining giant Hancock Prospecting.

31. APOORVA MEHTA

  • AGE: 34
  • NET WORTH: $3.5B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: START-UP/ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  • COUNTRY: CANADA

Apoorva Mehta is the Indian-Canadian founder and CEO of the grocery delivery company Instacart. He founded Instacart in 2012. That year, he tried to apply for funding through Y Combinator but missed the deadline. He eventually got a meeting by sending a pack of beer to a Y Combinator partner using his grocery delivery service and was later admitted. He owns about 10% stake in his company. In 2020, Mehta became a billionaire at the age of 33. As of 2021, his company was valued at $39 billion. As of 2021, he is 34 years old and his net worth is about $3.5 Billion.

32. HEIKKI HERLIN

  • AGE: 34
  • NET WORTH: $1.7B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE/BUSINESS
  • COUNTRY: FINLAND

Heikki Herlin is an heir to the Kone fortune in Finland. He is the great-great-grandson of Harald Herlin, who invested in Kone Elevators in 1924. Heikki Herlin inherited shares in several Scandinavian companies from his father Niklas, who died in 2016. Most of his wealth comes from stakes in Kone and Cargotec, a producer of machinery for heavy duty cargo ships. At the age of 34 his net worth is estimated to be $1.7 B in 2021. There are also other multiple billionaires in his family.

33. ANDRÉ KASPRZAK

  • AGE: 34
  • NET WORTH: $1.4B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE/BUSINESS
  • COUNTRY: DENMARK

André Kasprzak along with his sister Anna and mother Hanni, owns Danish shoe manufacturer, ECCO. ECCO was founded by Kasprzak's late grandfather, Karl Toosbuy, in 1963. ECCO's products are sold in 90 countries from more than 2,200 ECCO shops and online. His net worth is $1.4 Billion in 2021.

34. EVA MARIA BRAUN-LUEDICKE

  • AGE: 34
  • NET WORTH: 1.6B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE/BUSINESS
  • COUNTRY: Germany

Eva Maria Braun-Luedicke owns 12% of the medical device company B. Braun Melsungen. The company was launched in 1839 as a small pharmacy that sold herbal remedies. In 1977, the company had just $24 million in annual sales. At that time Eva's maternal uncle Ludwig Georg Braun took control of the company and now it generates around $8 billion annually. Today, B. Braun employs 64,000 people worldwide and manufactures products ranging from infusion and injection solutions to surgical instruments. Eva Maria works as a Communications Manager for B. Braun. As of 2021, she is one of the youngest billionaires on earth at the age of 34 years with a net worth of about $1.6 Billion.

35. LUKAS WALTON

  • AGE: 34
  • NET WORTH: $16.9B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE/BUSINESS
  • COUNTRY: United States

Lukas Walton is American billionaire heir and the grandson of Walmart founder Sam Walton. He inherited the wealth from his father, John Walton. Lukas Walton owns stakes in Walmart, First Solar and Arvest Bank, but he does not actively serve in the companies. In 2021, Forbes reported his net worth at $16.9 Billion.

36. JIHAN WU

  • AGE: 35
  • NET WORTH: $1.8B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: START-UP/ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  • COUNTRY: CHINA

Jihan Wu is a Chinese billionaire cryptocurrency entrepreneur. Together with Micree Zhan, he co-founded Bitmain in 2013, which has become the world's largest computer chip company for bitcoin mining, with US$2.5 billion in revenue in 2017. He is a leading supporter of Bitcoin Cash, a hard fork of bitcoin created in 2017 with increased transaction capacity. He topped Forbes' 2020 World’s Billionaires List as one of the five youngest billionaires in Asia with a net worth of $1.8 Billion. Jihan Wu cofounded a crypto financial services startup called Matrixport in February 2019.

37. AIYAWATT SRIVADDHANAPRABHA

  • AGE: 35
  • NET WORTH: $3.7B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE/BUSINESS
  • COUNTRY: THAILAND

Aiyawatt 'Top' Srivaddhanaprabha (born Aiyawatt Raksriaksorn) is a Thai businessman, the CEO and the Chairman of King Power, and the chairman of Leicester City Football Club and OH Leuven. On Forbes' 2020 World’s Billionaires List he was one of the five youngest billionaires in Asia. Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha inherited his family business and became the CEO and vice-chairman of King Power International Group. In 2021, his net worth is about $3.7 Billion.

38. JULIO MARIO SANTO DOMINGO, III

  • AGE: 36
  • NET WORTH: $1B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE
  • COUNTRY: UNITED STATES

Julio Mario Santo Domingo III, an heir to one of the world's largest beer fortunes, is a disc jockey in New York City for the group Sheik 'N' Beik. His net worth is about 1B in 2021. He inherited his wealth from his late grandfather, who owned a large stake in SABMiller following its 2005 acquisition of family brewer Bavaria. His grandfather Julio Mario Santo Domingo Senior controlled more than 100 companies in the diversified portfolio of the "Santo Domingo Group."

39. CHRISTOPHER KWOK

  • AGE: 36
  • NET WORTH: $$1.9B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE/BUSINESS
  • COUNTRY: HONG KONG

Christopher Kwok is the younger son of property mogul Raymond Kwok, chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties, the largest developer in Hong Kong. He's served as an executive director at Sun Hung Kai since April 2016, taking charge of sales, project management and the leasing of major projects. He is among the youngest billionaires in the world with an estimated net worth of $1.9B.

40. GEOFFREY KWOK

  • AGE: 37
  • NET WORTH: $2.9B
  • SOURCE OF WEALTH: INHERITENCE/BUSINESS
  • COUNTRY: HONG KONG

Geoffrey Kwok is the eldest son of the late billionaire businessman Walter Kwok and elder brother of Jonathan Kwok. Jonathan and Geoffrey Kwok inherited Empire Group Holdings and Walter's direct stake in SHKP. The brothers inherited Walter's direct stake in SHKP and are named beneficiaries of one-third of five large family trusts held by their grandmother. As of 2021, Geoffrey Kwok's net worth is estimated to be about $2.9 Billion.