Forbes youngest richest billionaires in the world, 2024

Forbes youngest richest billionaires in the world, 2024
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Here’s Forbes list of the world’s youngest billionaires in 2024.

The mean age for billionaires, according to Forbes, is 66 years. So, it’s amazing to see young people who are under 35 years old becoming billionaires. While some inherited their wealth, others earned it.

This is a glimpse into the lives and fortunes of the top 10 youngest billionaires in the world:

1. Mark Mateschitz, age 31, net worth: $39.6 billion

Mark Matestich is the youngest billionaire in the world [southchinapost]
Mark Matestich is the youngest billionaire in the world [southchinapost]

Inheriting a significant stake in Red Bull, Mateschitz oversees the renowned energy drink company, which boasts billions in revenue annually.

2. John Collison, age 33, net worth: $7.2 billion

John Collison is the youngest self-made billionaire in the world [businessinsider]
John Collison is the youngest self-made billionaire in the world [businessinsider]

Born in Ireland, Collison became a billionaire at age 26 with the success of Stripe, a payment software company he co-founded with his brother. Stripe’s valuation has soared to $65 billion in recent years.

3. Firoz Mistry, age 27, net worth: $4.9 billion

Firoz Mistry is one of the youngest billionaires in the world [Goodreturns]
Firoz Mistry is one of the youngest billionaires in the world [Goodreturns]

He is the richest of the 30-and-unders on this list. He and his brother Zahan own 4.6% stakes in Tata Sons, an Indian conglomerate worth $150 billion. Tata is considering its IPO. The Mistrys inherited their stakes after their father died in a car accident in 2022. Their uncle holds the rest of the family’s 18.4% stake.

4. Zahan Mistry, age 25, net worth: $4.9 billion

He shares a 4.6% stake in construction company Tata and a 25% stake in Shapoorji Pallonji Group. He and his brother Firoz also lead the SP Group in Mumbai.

5. Leonardo Maria Del Vecchio, age 28, net worth: $4.7 billion

Leonardo Maria Del Vecchio is one of the richest youngest billionaire [forbes]
Leonardo Maria Del Vecchio is one of the richest youngest billionaire [forbes]

He is the chief strategy officer of EssilorLuxottica, the world’s largest eyeglass company, and the owner of Ray-Ban. He and his family inherited a 12.5% stake in Delfin, a Luxembourg-based holding company, which owns nearly a third of EssilorLuxottica.

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6. Michal Strnad, age 31, net worth of $4.4 billion

Arms dealer Michal Strnad is one of the richest young people in the world [archiv]
Arms dealer Michal Strnad is one of the richest young people in the world [archiv]

This Czech Republic citizen’s father, a scrapyard owner, transformed the business into the weapons producer Czechoslovak Group, which he now owns and leads.

7. Gustav Magnar Witzøe, age 30, net worth: $4.2 billion

Gustav Magnar Witzøe is one of the richest young people in the world [gettyimages]
Gustav Magnar Witzøe is one of the richest young people in the world [gettyimages]

He is a Norwegian citizen who was gifted nearly half of SalMar, the world’s second-largest salmon farmer, by his father at age 19. His father continues to operate the company, while Witzøe focuses on real estate and tech startup investments. SalMar exports to over 50 countries and is Norway’s fifth-richest person and largest taxpayer.

8. Evan Spiegel, age 33, net worth of $3.1 billion.

At just 25, Spiegel co-founded Snapchat and quickly ascended to billionaire status. He now serves as CEO of Snap Inc., a publicly traded company valued at billions.

9. Jonathan Kwok, age 32, net worth: $2.4 billion

Jonathan Kwok is the richest young person in Hong Kong [slaughterandmay]
Jonathan Kwok is the richest young person in Hong Kong [slaughterandmay]

He and his brother Geoffrey, 38, inherited their father’s Hong Kong real estate empire after he died in 2018. Jonathan now runs Empire Group Holdings and is the youngest billionaire in Hong Kong.

10. Palmer Luckey, age 31, net worth: $2.3 billion

Luckey made a fortune with Oculus VR before founding Anduril, a defence technology company valued at billions.

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