Facebook’s 32-year-old Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, with a net worth of $50 billion, has topped Forbes’ list of America’s Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 years of age for this year. Zuckerberg is followed by another Facebook Co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and Uber Co-founder Garrett Camp. Snapchat Co-founder Evan Spiegel and Instagram Co-founder Kevin Systrom also made it to the list.
- Other notable gainers are the Collison brothers, John and Patrick, who together created online payment outfit Stripe. A recent funding round boosted the value of the company and their fortunes by nearly 50% apiece. That makes 26-year-old John Collison, Stripe’s president, the world’s youngest self-made billionaire.
- two months younger than Snapchat cofounder and CEO Evan Spiegel, who is also 26. Stripe CEO Patrick Collison, 28, and Snapchat cofounder Bobby Murphy, 28, are the only other self-made billionaires in the world under age 30. Among these ranks, only 24-year-old Palmer Luckey, who sold his virtual reality equipment company Oculus to Facebook at age 21, is younger.
About Mark Zuckerberg:
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of social networking website Facebook.
Together with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, he launched Facebook from Harvard’s dormitory rooms. The group then introduced Facebook to other campuses. Facebook expanded rapidly, with one billion users by 2012.