It is often said that to be successful in anything in life, you’ve got to have a strong commitment towards success. This age-long cliché is evident among the self-made billionaires. While some of them have accumulated tremendous wealth in their late years, others have made it big at an early age.
In this article, we shall discuss the 10 entrepreneurs that made their billions from scratch. The unique thing about these billionaires is that they are all young and within the age bracket of 25 to 35 years. Without further ado, here is the list of the 10 youngest self-made billionaires in the world.
1. Evan Spiegel
At just the age of 25 years, Evan Spiegel is worth about $1.8 billion. Wondering how he acquired his wealth? He made his billions after launching his photo-sharing app Snapchat, which he co–founded with two of his ex-classmates at Stanford University. Today, he is the CEO of the multinational company.
2. Bobby Murphy
When there is a will, there is always a way. That is the story of Bobby Murphy, the 26-year-old Chief Technical Officer of Snapchat. Bobby founded Snapchat with two friends who he met at Stanford University. And now, his fortune is worth $1.8 billion. Isn’t that amazing?
3. John Collison
John Collison is among the few who knows that the secret of making billions is about providing great services to customers. John Collison identified a need he could satisfy by providing a platform for online payment. He took action by implementing this idea with his brother Patrick. Today that idea is the popular online payment site known as Stripe. In pursuing his dream and passion, he has made for himself an estimated fortune of $1.0 billion.
4. Patrick Collison
It is wise to take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves to you. Patrick Collison is one of such people that took such opportunity when he had the chance. When Patrick identified an opportunity to partner with his brother John to create Stripe, he did not waste the chance. At 27 years old, he is the CEO of the online payment company Stripe. According to Forbes, the value of their business as at October 2016 was put at $5.0 billion.
5. Mark Zuckerberg
We are sure Mark Zuckerberg needs no introduction. All most everybody knows him. However, what some of you may not know is that he is among the youngest entrepreneurs that are self- made billionaires. Zuckerberg is the CEO of the popular social media website Facebook. Zuckerberg and Pricilla his wife are classified among the world’s richest couple. The combine net worth of Mark and Pricilla is estimated at $38.5 billion.
6. Elizabeth Holmes
If you think this list is only for the big boys, then you are damn wrong. Have you heard about the healthcare technology company called Theranos. In any case, the founder of this great company is Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest female billionaire in the United States? Elizabeth formed Theranos while she was a sophomore in college and dropped out of college a few months later to follow her dreams. Today, she is worth $4.3 billion.
7. Dustin Moskovitz
Dustin Moskovitz is one of the founders of the social media site Facebook. Dustin was the first CTO of Facebook. However, he left Facebook in 2008 to establish Asana with Justin Rosenstein. At 31, Dustin Moskovitz wealth is put at $10 billion. Despite his achievements, Dustin remains one of the key stakeholders of Facebook.
8. Wang Yue
Wang Yue is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Shanghai Kingnet Technology. Wang was a former management staff of China-based 51.com before leaving to join Kingnet Technology. He emerged the CEO of the company in 2009. Wang has over the years build for himself a financial fortune worth $1.0 billion.
9. Cheng Wei
Cheng Wei is the CEO of Didi Kuaidi, a company that offers hailing services like Uber. He is a former employee of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba before he ventured to set up his own business. With a fortune of $1.0 billion, Cheng is among the youngest self-made billionaires in the world.
10. Nathan Blecharczyk
The last but not the least is no other person than Nathan Blecharczyk. This young guy is worth $3.6 billion and is a graduate of Harvard University. The 32-year-old was a product manager with Microsoft Corporation before his roommate at Harvard Joe Gebbia invited him to become a co-founder of Airbnb. Today, this billionaire is the CTO of the company.
In a Nut Shell
It is no news that every young person out there wants to be among the list of the 10 youngest self-made billionaires in the world. But to achieve this feat, you need to be dedicated and focused. Above all, you need to have the fervent desire to achieve a clear goal in mind.