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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