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Who are the youngest billionaires?

By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Posted: 5 pm ET

You've probably heard of 28-year-old Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg, but do you know who Dustin Moskovitz is? He's another 28-year-old billionaire. A Facebook alum who left the company to work on another start-up, he has an estimated net worth of approximately $3.5 billion, according to Forbes.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook

Who would have thought anyone could become a billionaire while still in their 20s without inheriting money? The Internet age has produced a new breed of rich, with Zuckerberg leading the pack. Even after the Facebook IPO, his wealth is estimated at $15 billion.

U.S. News and World Report recently published a list of the world's 10 youngest billionaires. Four of them are connected to Facebook.

Aside from Zuckerberg and his college pal Moskovitz, the other two Facebook billionaires are Sean Parker, 32, the first president of the company, and Eduardo Saverin, 30, co-founder, each of whom have an estimated $2 billion.

Fahd and Ayman Hariri, both in their early 30s, inherited their billions from their father, Rafic Hariri, the late prime minister of  Lebanon. Likewise, Scott Duncan inherited approximately $4 billion from his father, who founded an energy pipeline company.

The only woman on the list, Yang Huiyan, gained her billions from a wealth transfer from her father, who founded a high-end real estate company in China.

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27 Comments
david daviss
June 09, 2012 at 4:00 pm

i my self am a self made go zillion air who has suffered all the way too the top and the view from up here is not verry pretty either but too thine on self be true because sometimes you must sift thrue the garbage of life too get to the top too find your true wealth in life so good luck to you all on your journey thrue life too find your true wealth as i find myne every day under my feet good by good luck too you all

st
June 09, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Some people seem to have disdain for those people that can afford to eat at 5 star restaurants and have so much money that they've lost count of the zeros. I wish I had a brain like Zuckergergs or any of the other bizzillionaires. The vast majority of us start life with the same opportunities. Some are gifted with intelligence, vision and drive to make their dreams come true. People tend to oversee that these people didn't sit around and let money find them. They worked hard, long hours and made sacrifices to get the payoff. Me? I'm not a braniac or good student an never had a vision other than self preservation. My attitude when I went to a Community College was to find a job that paid the most with the least amount of education. That was 40yrs ago. I'm not a millionaire but I've been able to keep a roof over my head and food on my plate. Nothing was never handed to me. I provided my own opportunites with hard work. It wasn't easy. I had to w-o-r-k for my success. I count my riches by the people in my life, the roof over my head and the food on my plate - a lot more that a lot more people have. I am thankful that I can give a little to others less fortunate than I through no fault of their own. Congratulations bizzillonaires, I hope you choose to help others a little.

mike
June 07, 2012 at 6:55 pm

we are the idiots on the sideline while these people are eating at five star restaraunts 7 days a week. dont be haters we will never see money like that >>>oh well

Baby Baby Baby OH
June 07, 2012 at 6:20 pm

They arent really baby millionaires are they....

Shane Terreault
June 07, 2012 at 3:52 pm

First off congrats to all the people who have made it big and are able to support themselves and their families. More importantly and this is the main reason I decided to write a post and I hope you see this and pay close attention, @Mike, your little "Dumpster hopping Welfare cases" is COMPLETELY out of line and being as I myself am on Welfare I find it to be 100% offensive. Some people who are on Welfare have no choice due to health issues or other circumstances that have put them into that position, and for you to disgrace myself and every other person on Welfare is absolutely PATHETIC.

Troy Turner
June 07, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Can't take it with You when you Die!

tj
June 07, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Facebook sounds like another dot com bust to come...no revenue there and then the supposed money dried up and everybody faded into nothingness...ie, no money to back it up. Big hat,no cattle! Lot's of hype over no revenue doesn't sound like a sound business deal to me. Does the $15 billion dollars of speculated income over Mr. Zuckerberg's IPO disappear or does he really get to keep all that stock money from the IPO? If so it is wasted billions on a few people over a "new" idea...which is good, but it is only social media...NO REVENUE generated.