Revealed: The world’s youngest billionaires
You’ve seen the most influential young Arabs, but who are the richest people on the planet under the age of 40?
1. Mark Zuckerberg
\nFacebook’s founder needs little introduction. Around 1.4 billion people around the world use his invention, and the social media site posted revenues of $12.5bn in 2014.
2. Dustin Moskowitz
\nFacebook’s third original employee, Moskowitz left the firm in 2008 to start his own software firm. However, he still holds a sizeable stake in the firm. Moskowitz is a signatory to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge.
3. Jan Koum
\nKoum hit the big time in February last year when Whatsapp was bought by Facebook for $19bn; the entrepreneur only founded the messaging application in 2009.
5. Garrett Camp
\nCamp is the co-founder and chairman of Uber, which has seen its valuation jump tenfold over the last 18 months. He has also founded web discovery tool Stumbleupon.
6. Travis Kalanick
\nThe abrasive CEO of Uber, Kalanick has had a heady ride of his own in the last few months, as authorities in major cities have hit back at the ride-sharing app.
7. Yang Huiyan
\nYang’s father, Yeung Kwok Keung is the founder of Chinese developer Country Garden Holdings. She is vice chairman and sits on the board.
8. Eduardo Saverin
\nAnother Facebook co-founder, Saverin renounced his US citizenship and now lives in Singapore, where he invests in tech start-ups.
9. Elizabeth Holmes
\nThe youngest self-made female billionaire, Holmes founded blood-testing firm Theranos in 2003; the healthcare firm is now valued at $9bn.
10. Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila
\nThe first of four billionaire heirs to a sizeable stake in the SABMiller fortune, Alejandro is a managing director at Quadrant Capital Advisors, a New York finance house.