These are the world’s youngest self-made billionaires. Here's what you can learn from them


Despite global meltdowns and people being handed out pink slip by major corporations in India, it is a known fact that there are people who play it large. While some people take decades to successful entrepreneurs and earn a fortune, some strike the gold at a very tender age.

Look at the people heading major start ups in India and you will get a proof.

We have sourced this list from Harun, a Shanghai firm that releases yearly rankings and research about the world's richest people, rounded up the latter group of entrepreneurs

This has the list of people who are the youngest self-made billionaires of the world.

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Sachin Bansal

Sachin Bansal
Age: 35

Residence: Bangalore, India

Estimated wealth: $1.4 billion

In 2007, Bansal teamed up with Binny Bansal — no relation, despite the same surname — to found Flipkart as an online seller of books. Today, it's India's top internet retailer, with 30 million products and 44 million registered users.

Patrick Collison

Patrick Collison
Age: 27

Residence: San Francisco, California

Estimated wealth: $1.0 billion

The Stripe cofounder and CEO dropped out of MIT to partner with his brother John and pursue an entrepreneurial path. Their start-up was most recently valued at $5 billion in October.

Nathan Blecharczyk

Nathan Blecharczyk
Age Nathan Blecharczyk: 32

Residence: San Francisco, California

Estimated wealth: $3.6 billion

The Harvard graduate was working as a product manager at Microsoft when his former roommate Joe Gebbia recruited him to cofound Airbnb. As the current CTO, he led the company's recent push into Cuba.

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg
Age : 32

Residence: Palo Alto, California

Estimated wealth: $45 billion

The Facebook cofounder and CEO became the youngest self-made billionaire in history at age 23, thanks to Facebook's IPO. Today, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla are the ninth-wealthiest couple in the world and active philanthropists.

John Collison

John Collison
Age: 27

Residence: San Francisco, California

Estimated wealth: $1 billion

The Harvard dropout cofounded Stripe, an online payment company, with his brother Patrick in 2011. The Irish-born brothers now live in San Francisco, where the company is based.

Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes
Age: 32

Residence: Palo Alto, California

Estimated wealth: $4.3 billion

Holmes founded healthcare-technology company Theranos as a sophomore at Stanford. Within months, she dropped out to pursue her entrepreneurial path and build her company. Today, she's America's youngest female billionaire at age 31.

Dustin Moskovitz

Dustin Moskovitz
Age: 31

Residence: San Francisco, California

Estimated wealth: $10 billion

The Facebook cofounder was the company's first CTO. He left to launch Asana in 2008 with fellow Facebooker Justin Rosenstein, but Moskovitz still holds a significant stake in the company.

Cheng Wei

Cheng Wei

Bobby Murphy

Bobby Murphy

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