Wealth-X reveals the world’s richest individuals under 35

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August 24, 2015 | BY AFP

(Relaxnews) - Wealth intelligence firm Wealth-X has released a list of the richest individuals under 35, with Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg taking the top spot.


Wealth intelligence firm Wealth-X has released a list of the richest individuals under 35, with Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg taking the top spot.

According to Wealth-X's rankings, Zuckerberg boasts a self-made fortune of US$41.6 billion (S$58.7 billion), far ahead of his rivals in second and third place: fellow Facebook co-founders Dustin Moskovitz (who claimed second place on the list with an estimated net worth of US$9.3 billion or S$13.1 billion) and Eduardo Saverin (who ranks fourth with an estimated net worth of US$5.3 billion or S$7.5 billion).

The ranking also revealed that 11 of the world’s top 20 wealthiest individuals under the age of 35 are from the US, while three are from China (including Hong Kong) and another three are from Switzerland.

The youngest individual on the list is Snapchat chief executive Evan Spiegel, who at the age of 25 has already amassed a personal fortune of US$1.9 billion (S$2.7 billion), with Huiyan Yang, the 34-year-old vice chairman of Chinese real estate developer Country Garden Holdings, taking her place as the richest woman on the list, with an estimated net worth of US$5.9 billion (S$8.3 billion).

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