Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, age 25, is the youngest billionaire on the list. © J. Emilio Flores/Corbis

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, age 25, is the youngest billionaire on the list. © J. Emilio Flores/Corbis

Think you could be like Evan Spiegel and earn $2 billion by age 25? The creator of Snapchat is, in fact, the richest individual among those in his age group.

Wealth-X has identified the richest person at each decade of life. Among the 8 individuals, ranging in age from 25 to 93, all but one — the oldest — are self-made. Lilian Bettencourt inherited her wealth from cosmetics giant L’Oreal.

Another striking revelation is that 6 of the 8 individuals who achieved the most wealth in their age group are American. Only Bettencourt, who is French, and Amancio Ortega Gaona, who is Spanish, are not.

The chart containing data from Wealth-X and Bloomberg’s Billionaire index gives you an idea of the net worth you would need to become the richest person in your decade.

Richest person, by decade

Decade Name Age Approximate net worth Source of wealth
Decade: 20s Name: Evan Spiegel Age: 25 Approximate net worth: $2 billion Source of wealth: Snapchat
Decade: 30s Name: Mark Zuckerberg Age: 31 Approximate net worth: $46 billion Source of wealth: Facebook
Decade: 40s Name: Larry Page Age: 42 Approximate net worth: $39 billion Source of wealth: Google
Decade: 50s Name: Jeff Bezos Age: 51 Approximate net worth: $58 billion Source of wealth: Amazon
Decade: 60s Name: Bill Gates Age: 60 Approximate net worth: $82 billion Source of wealth: Microsoft
Decade: 70s Name: Amancio Ortega Gaona Age: 79 Approximate net worth: $73 billion Source of wealth: Inditex
Decade: 80s Name: Warren Buffett Age: 85 Approximate net worth: $62 billion Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway
Decade: 90s Name: Liliane Bettencourt Age: 93 Approximate net worth: $33 billion Source of wealth: L’Oreal

Sources: Wealth-X, Bloomberg

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