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The world's youngest billionaires

Last updated on: June 23, 2014 14:12 IST

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A secretive 24-year-old young woman took the title of the world’s youngest billionaire, according to latest rankings by Forbes Magazine.

After the list was released, many publications tried to get a photograph of Perenna Kei, the biggest shareholder of Logan Property Holdings, but could not manage a verifiable picture.

She has inherited wealth from her father, who runs a real estate business.

Unlike Kei, many people on the Forbes list are entrepreneurs, mainly in tech, who have made wealth through innovation and implementing their blockbuster ideas.

Here are the youngest billionaires in the world under the age of 40.

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Image: Screenshot of Logan Property.

Perenna Kei & family

Net worth: $1.3 billion

Age: 24

Residence: Hong Kong

Citizenship: Hong Kong

Kei owns 85 per cent of Logan Property Holdings through a family trust and multiple companies, and is also a non-executive director of the company.

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Image: Dustin Moskovitz, co-founder of Facebook, delivers his keynote address at a conference.
Photographs: Kimberly White/Getty Images

Dustin Moskovitz

Net worth: $6.8 billion

Age: 29

Residence: San Francisco, US

Citizenship: US

Dustin Moskovitz is the co-founder of Facebook. He is currently CEO and co-founder of Asana.

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Image: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks with his wife Priscilla Chan.
Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Mark Zuckerberg

Net worth: $28.5 billion

Age: 29

Residence: Palo Alto, US

Citizenship: US

The CEO and co-founder of Facebook is the 15th richest person in the US and also features among the 25 most powerful people in the world.

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Image: Anton Kathrein, Jr (c) donates 15,000 euros to Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences.
Photographs: Courtesy, KATHREIN-Werke KG

Anton Kathrein, Jr

Net worth: $1.35 billion

Age: 29

Residence: Germany

Citizenship: Germany

Anton Kathrein, Jr. is the third generation to lead his family's Kathrein-Werke AG, the oldest and largest antenna manufacturer in the world.

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Image: Drew Houston of Dropbox speaks during the Digital Life Design conference.
Photographs: Johannes Simon/Getty Images

Drew Houston

Net worth: $1 billion

Age: 30

Residence: San Francisco, US

Citizenship: US

Andrew W. "Drew" Houston is an American internet entrepreneur who is best known as Dropbox's founder and CEO.

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Image: Prince Albert von Thurn und Taxis (R) and mother princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis (2nd L) and her daughters Maria Theresia (2nd R) and Elisabeth (L) attend the Thurn and Taxis castle festival opening.
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Albert von Thurn und Taxis

Net worth: $1.6 billion

Age: 30

Residence: Regensburg, Germany

Citizenship: Germany

He is a German aristocrat - the 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis.

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Image: Screenshot of Scott Duncan company Enterprise Products Partners.

Scott Duncan

Net worth: $6.3 billion

Age: 31

Residence: Houston, US

Citizenship: US

He is one of four heirs to a massive energy-pipeline fortune built by their late father. He is the only son of Lee Ellis and Dan Duncan who co-founded Enterprise Products Partners.

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Image: Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin speaks at a conference.
Photographs: Edgar Su/Reuters

Eduardo Saverin

Net worth: $4.1 billion

Age: 31

Residence: Singapore

Citizenship: Brazil

Eduardo Luiz Saverin is a Brazilian internet entrepreneur and investor. Saverin is one of five co-founders of Facebook, along with Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Andrew McCollum.

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Image: Video grab of Yang Huiyan.
Photographs: Edgar Su/Reuters

Yang Huiyan

Net worth: $6.9 billion

Age: 32

Residence: Foshan, China

Citizenship: China

Huiyan is China’s richest woman. She is currently vice chairman of realty firm Country Garden. Her source of wealth is her father’s stake in the company, which she received before the firm’s initial public offering.

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Image: (L-R) Fahd Hariri and Maya Harir.
Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Fahd Hariri

Net worth: $1.2 billion

Age: 33

Residence: Paris, France

Citizenship: Lebanon

Fahd Hariri is the youngest son of slain Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

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Photographs: Screenshot of Lactalis' website.

Marie Besnier Beauvalot

Net worth: $2.7 billion

Age: 33

Residence: Laval, France

Citizenship: France

Marie, along with her siblings inherited French dairy giant Lactalis.

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Image: Founder of Napster Sean Parker (L) and fiance Alexandra Lenas.
Photographs: Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Sean Parker

Net worth: $2.6 billion

Age: 34

Residence: New York, US

Citizenship: US

Sean Parker cofounded the file-sharing computer service Napster and served as the first president of the social networking website Facebook. He has also cofounded Plaxo, Causes, and Airtime.

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Image: Dr. August Oetker KG office building. In the inset, Julia Oetker and her husband.

Julia Oetker

Net worth: $1.65 billion

Age: 35

Residence: Germany

Citizenship: Germany

Julia Oetker’s fortune comes from her holding in the company Dr. August Oetker KG, which she inherited.

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Image: Screenshot of Ubiquiti Networks

Robert Pera

Net worth: $2.7 billion

Age: 35

Residence: San Jose, US

Citizenship: US

Robert J. Pera is the founder and CEO of Ubiquiti Networks. He has also worked with as a wireless engineer with Apple,

Pera is also the principal owner of the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association.

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Image: Ayman Hariri.
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Ayman Hariri

Net worth: $1.2 billion

Age: 35

Residence: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Citizenship: Lebanon

Ayman Hariri is the son of slain Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. He manages Saudi Arabia’s biggest construction company Saudi Oger.

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Image: Naruatsu Baba.
Photographs: Courtesy, Naruatsu Baba

Naruatsu Baba

Net worth: $2.2 billion

Age: 36

Residence: Tokyo, Japan

Citizenship: Japan

Naruatsu Baba is the founder of smartphone game maker Colopl and owns 59 per cent stake in the company.

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Image: Yvonne Bauer.
Photographs: Courtesy, Bauer Media Group

Yvonne Bauer & family

Net worth: $3.5 billion

Age: 36

Residence: Hamburg, Germany

Citizenship: Germany

Yvonne Bauer is the promoter of Bauer Media Group. The group publishes around 600 magazines in 37 countries. Her father, Heinz Bauer, had transferred 85 per cent stake in business to her.

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Image: CEO of 'City of Dreams' casino Lawrence Ho attends a news conference.
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Lawrence Ho

Net worth: $3 billion

Age: 37

Residence: Hong Kong

Citizenship: Hong Kong

Lawrence Ho is the eldest son of Hong Kong- and Macau-based legendary casino businessman Stanley Ho. He is the Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Melco Crown Entertainment Limited.

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Image: Japan's mobile social gaming firm Gree Chief Executive Officer Yoshikazu Tanaka.
Photographs: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters

Yoshikazu Tanaka

Net worth: $1.6 billion

Age: 37

Residence: Tokyo, Japan

Citizenship: Japan

Yoshikazu Tanaka is a Japanese entrepreneur who is a developer of Social Networking Service GREE.

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Image: Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila.
Photographs: Courtesy, SABMiller

Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila & family

Net worth: $11.1 billion

Age: 37

Residence:

Citizenship:

Alejandro inherited wealth from his father - the Colombian beer king Julio Mario Santo Domingo Pumarejo. Among various investments, his family owns 15 per cent in SABMiller. He is also the managing director of the New York-based Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc.

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Image: Creator of Twitter and founder and CEO of Square Jack Dorsey and Jane Rosenthal attend WSJ. Magazine's 'Innovator Of The Year' Awards.
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Jack Dorsey

Net worth: $2.2 billion

Age: 37

Residence: San Francisco, US

Citizenship: US

Jack Dorsey is an American web developer and businessman widely known as a co-founder and co-creator of Twitter, and as the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company.

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Image: Whatsapp CEO Jan Koum.
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Jan Koum

Net worth: $6.8 billion

Age: 38

Residence: Santa Clara, US

Citizenship: US

Jan Koum is CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp messenging app, which was acquired by Facebook for $19 billion.

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Image: Nicholas Woodman of GoPro attends Day 3 of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 at San Francisco Design Center.
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Nicholas Woodman

Net worth: $1.3 billion

Age: 38

Residence: Woodside, US

Citizenship: US

Nicholas "Nick" Woodman is the founder and CEO of GoPro, a brand of high-definition personal cameras used in extreme action video photography.

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Image: Chase Coleman bio from Hampton Style.

Chase Coleman, III

Net worth: $1.6 billion

Age: 38

Residence: New York, US

Citizenship: US

Charles Payson Coleman III co-founded and runs an alternative money management business Tiger Global Management. He was was considered to be the most profitable hedge fund founder in 2011. The fund overseas around $13 billion.

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Image: Yusaku Maezawa receives an award.
Photographs: Courtesy, Zozotown

Yusaku Maezawa

Net worth: $1.25 billion

Age: 38

Residence: Chiba, Japan

Citizenship: Japan

Yusaku Maezawa is the founder of online retail website Zozotown.

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Image: Ems-Chemie factory in Switzerland. In the inset: Rahel Blocher.
Photographs: Courtesy, Ems-Chemie

Rahel Blocher

Net worth: $2.9 billion

Age: 38

Residence: Wilen bei Wollerau, Switzerland

Citizenship: Switzerland

Rahel Blocher, along with sister Magdalena, are the promoter of EMS Group, which is in the business of high-performance polymers and specialty chemicals.

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Image: John Arnold and his wife Laura.
Photographs: Courtesy, John Arnold Foundation

John Arnold

Net worth: $2.9 billion

Age: 39

Residence: Houston, US

Citizenship: US

John Arnold is an American billionaire and former hedge fund manager who specialised in natural gas trading. He shocked the entire financial industry when he announced his retirement in 2012 at the age of 38.

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Image: Shutterstock chief executive officer Jon Oringer rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
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Jon Oringer

Net worth: $1.35 billion

Age: 39

Residence: US

Citizenship: US

Jon Oringer is an American entrepreneur and the founder of the popular microstock photography site Shutterstock. He is currently Shutterstock's CEO.

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Image: Liu Qiangdong.
Photographs: Courtesy, JD.com

Liu Qiangdong

Net worth: $2.7 billion

Age: 39

Residence: Beijing, China

Citizenship: China

Liu Qiangdong is founder and CEO of JD.com, the largest B2C online retailer in China by transaction volume.

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Image: Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh (R) and Valerie Michaels attends TheWrap's 5th Annual Oscar Party at Culina Restaurant at the Four Seasons Los Angeles.
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Ryan Kavanaugh

Net worth: $1 billion

Age: 39

Residence: Malibu, US

Citizenship: US

Ryan Kavanaugh is an American film producer and film financier. He is the founder and CEO of Relativity Media.

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Image: Miriam Blocher.
Photographs: Courtesy, Lackerli-Huus

Miriam Blocher

Net worth: $1.1 billion

Age: 39

Residence: Rheinfelden, Switzerland

Citizenship: Switzerland

Miriam Blocher is a major shareholder of Ems-Chemie, the Switzerland based speciality chemical company. In 2007, she purchased Swiss confectionary and baked goods company Lackerli-Huus.