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The Youngest Billionaire in the World Is 26 and Engaged to a Supermodel

Things they did before their 40th birthday: start a successful tech company or inherit the family fortune.
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When Forbes announced their annual list of 400 richest Americans, few could have predicted that a substantial portion would still be considered millennials. Although these young’uns are a rarified faction, comprising just 3.5% of the larger list, don’t let their callow appearances fool you. Together, they’re worth a combined $113.7 billion.

Judging by those who cracked the top 400 this year, it seems the best way to catapult yourself to the ranks of America’s wealthiest is to build a successful tech company or inherit the family fortune. As it goes, nine of the 14 people under 40 we’re about to list are tech visionaries; the rest are heirs who had a hefty start.

The youngest member, for the second year in a row now, is 26-year-old Snapchat founder and CEO Evan Spiegel, whose net worth amounts to $2.1 billion. Leading the pack, of course, is Mark Zuckerberg with $55.5 billion. Rather than list these folks by ascending net worth, though, we’ve decided to rank them here by age, as a reminder not to rest on our laurels.

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Evan Spiegel

Age: 26

Net Worth: $2.1 billion

Source of wealth: Snapchat

Bobby Murphy

Age: 28

Net Worth: $1.8 billion

Source of wealth: Snapchat

Luke Walton

Age: 30

Net Worth: $11.2 billion

Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

Julio Mario Santo Domingo III

Age: 31

Net Worth: $2.4 billion

Source of wealth: Beer

Dustin Moskovitz

Age: 32

Net Worth: $10.4 billion

Source of wealth: Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg

Age: 32

Net Worth: $55.5 billion

Source of wealth: Facebook

Nathan Blecharczyk

Age: 33

Net Worth: $3.3 billion

Source of wealth: Airbnb

Scott Duncan

Age: 33

Net Worth: $5.2 billion

Source of wealth: Pipelines

Brian Chesky

Age: 35

Net Worth: $3.3 billion

Source of wealth: Airbnb

Joe Gebbia

Age: 35

Net Worth: $3.3 billion

Source of wealth: Airbnb

Sean Parker

Age: 26

Net Worth: $2.4 billion

Source of wealth: Facebook

Andres Santo Domingo

Age: 38

Net Worth: $4.8 billion

Source of wealth: Beer

Robert Pera

Age: 38

Net Worth: $3.2 billion

Source of wealth: Wireless networking gear

Alejandro Santo Domingo

Age: 39

Net Worth: $4.8 billion

Source of wealth: Beer

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