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World's 20 youngest billionaires

Last updated on: April 30, 2012 16:36 IST

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They are young, dynamic and enterprising... Meet the world's 20 youngest billionaires according to the Forbes 2012 list.

1. Mark Zuckerberg

Age: 27

Net Worth: $17.5 billion

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is known for co-founding the social networking site Facebook. 

Facebook was co-founded by Zuckerberg and classmates Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes while they were students at Harvard University in 2004.

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2. Dustin Moskovitz

Age: 27

Net Worth: $3.5 billion

Dustin Moskovitz is an American internet entrepreneur who co-founded the social networking website Facebook.

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3. Albert Von Thurn Und Taxis

Age: 28

Net Worth: $1.5 billion

The 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis's name first appeared in the billionaires' list when he was just eight-years-old.

After his father's demise, his mother, Princess Gloria, a popular media personality, saved his fortune until he was old enough to officially inherit it.

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Scott Duncan

Age: 29

Net Worth: $4.1 billion

 Son of the late Dan Duncan, Scott Duncan is one of the youngest billionaires in the list.

After his father's death, Scott Duncan became one of the heirs of Enterprise Products Partners, a pipeline, processing and storage business.

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5. Eduardo Saverin

Age: 30

Net Worth: $2 billion

Eduardo P Saverin is a Brazilian-born American internet entrepreneur and investor.

Saverin is one of four co-founders of Facebook, along with Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. He later parted ways with the company. However, he owns a 5 per cent stake in the company.

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6. Yang Huiyan

Age: 30

Net Worth: $4.7 billion

Yang Huiyan is the majority shareholder of Country Garden Holdings and one of the wealthiest people in Mainland China.

Her father Yang Guoqiang started the company Biguiyuan in 1997.

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7. Fahd Hariri

Age: 31

Net Worth: $1.3 billion

Fahd Hariri is the youngest brother of Saad Hariri, Lebanese parliamentary leader. He owns a stake in family businesses in construction, banking and media sectors.

He serves on board of Beirut's Future Television Network. He runs a furniture design studio in Paris.

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8. Sean Parker

Age: 32

Net Worth: $2.1 billion

Sean Parker is an American technology businessman and entrepreneur. He co-founded Napster, Plaxo, Causes, and Airtime. He was Facebook's founding president.

In 2006, Parker became managing partner at the Founders Fund, a San Francisco based venture capital fund founded by Peter Thiel.

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9. Ayman Hariri

Age: 33

Net Worth: $1.3 billion

Ayman Hariri is the son of Lebanon's former prime minister, Rafik Hariri. Ayman has worked as an engineer at satellite consortium Intelsat.

He is a board member in the family-owned business, South African wireless carrier, 3C.

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10. Robert Pera

Age: 34

Net Worth: $1.5 billion

Robert Pera heads Ubiquiti Networks, a multinational technology company started in 2003.

Based in Silicon Valley, they manufacture wireless products for emerging markets.

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11. Yvonne Bauer

Age: 34

Net Worth: $2 billion

Yvonne Bauer inherited a German mass-media company that started operations in 1875.

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12. Yoshikazu Tanaka

Age: 35

Net Worth: $4.3 billion

Yoshikazu Tanaka founded GREE Inc, a social networking service in December 2004.

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13. Maxim Nogotkov

Age: 35

Net Worth: $1 billion

Maxim Nogotkov is President of Svyaznoy Group and Chairman of Svyaznoy Bank. He became General Director of the group in 2004.

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14. Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila

Age: 35

Net Worth: $9.5 billion

Alejandro Santo Domingo is a Colombian-American financier.  He joined the Sab Miller in 2005, following completion of the Bavaria transaction.

He is a Managing Director at Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc., and serves on the boards of Valorem S.A., Comunican S.A. and Caracol Television S.A.

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15. Chase Coleman

Age: 36

Net Worth: $1.1 billion

Chase Coleman is the founder and managing partner of New York based Tiger Global Management.

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16. Yusaku Maezawa

Age: 36

Net Worth: $1.1 billion

A self-made billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa founded online retail website, Zozotown in 2004.

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17. Andrey Verevskiy

Age: 37

Net Worth: $1 billion

Founder of Kernel Holding, Andrey Verevskiy remained as chairman since September 2007. He was also the Member of the Ukrainian Parliament between 2002 and 2007.

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18. John Arnold

Age: 38

Net Worth: $3 billion

John Douglas Arnold is an American hedge fund manager, specialising in natural gas trading.

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19. Kostyantin Zhevago

Age: 38

Net Worth: $1.8 billion

Kostyantin Zhevago controls the 'Finances and Credit' group - one of largest companies in Ukraine.

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20. Fang Wei

Age: 38


Net Worth: $1.1 billion

 

Fang Wei leads Shanghai-listed Fangda Carbon New Material, carbon products researching, manufacturing and marketing company.



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