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Top 5 Youngest & Richest Billionaires in the World

Imagine having billions and being able to buy or do anything you wish as an when you wish, this dream comes true for only a very small amount of people in the world and that figure is around 1% of the 7 billion population. Even rarer is the be of a young age with this kind of wealth as it usually takes many years to construct a business that’s capable of making billions. With the birth of technology though and the internet there have been a few young billionaires come to surface in recent times lets take a look at the top 5 youngest and richest billionaires.

#5 Yang Huiyan, Age 35

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 Worth: At least $5.5 billion

How she made it:

Yang Huiyan’s father, Yeung Kwok Keung, created the high-end Chinese real estate development company Country Garden Group. Prior to the company’s Hong Kong initial public offering in 2007, Keung transferred his shares to his daughter. She is now in charge of the company’s development strategies.

#4 Eduardo Saverin, Age 34

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 Worth: Around $7 billion

How he made it:

Saverin came from a wealthy family and was another of the Facebook co-founders, but he was forced out. He and Zuckerberg sued each other and settled out of court. Saverin is still a part owner of the social network and also is an angel investor for other companies.

#3 Dustin Moskovitz, 32

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Worth: At least $10.5 billion

How he made it:

Another young’un gilded by Facebook’s popularity, Moskovitz worked on the site in its early stages with Zuckerberg. He went on to co-found Asana, a maker of project-management software for business.

#2 Lukas Walton, Age 29

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Worth: At least $11.2 billion

How he made it:

After his father, John Walton — son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton — died in 2005, Lukas Walton inherited a sizeable portion of the estate. Most of this fortune was once thought to belong to his mother, Christy Walton, but recent information reveals Lukas Walton was the beneficiary with the higher share.

#1 Mark Zuckerberg, Age 32

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Worth: At least $50 billion

How he made it:

Facebook.

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