Meet the world's richest millennials, who have a collective net worth of more than $235 billion

  • Forbes recently released its annual Billionaires List.
  • There are 2,153 billionaires in the world – and 53 of them are millennials, defined by the Pew Research Center as those born between 1981 and 1996.
  • Collectively, they have a fortune worth $US235.3 billion.

There are 2,153 billionaires – worth a collective $US8.7 trillion – currently roaming the world, according to Forbes’ recently released annual Billionaires List.

But for some, it didn’t take decades to accumulate their wealth – 53 billionaires on the list are millennials, defined by the Pew Research Center as those born between 1981 and 1996, or those aged 23 to 38 in 2019. Collectively, they’re worth $US235.3 billion.

The Forbes Billionaires List determined the net worths of the world’s billionaires by valuing a variety of assets, including private companies, real estate, art, and more. All net worths are current estimates as of March 5, 2019.

We narrowed that snapshot down to look at the world’s richest millennials, according to the Pew Research Center’s definition. Note that some billionaires aged 22 were born in the cutoff year of 1996, but have not had birthdays yet this year in which they will turn 23.

From Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel, scroll through to see some of the richest young people in the world.


53 (TIE). Binny Bansal

Net worth: $US1 billion

Age: 36

Country: India

Source of wealth: Flipkart, self-made

Position: Co-founder, Flipkart


53 (TIE). Sachin Bansal

Net worth: $US1 billion

Age: 37

Country: India

Source of wealth: Flipkart, self-made

Position: Co-founder, Flipkart


53 (TIE). Ludwig Theodor Braun

B. Braun International/YouTubeB. Braun International.

Net worth: $US1 billion

Age: 29

Country: Germany

Source of wealth: Medical technology

Position: Co-owner, B. Braun Melsungen


53 (TIE). Anna Kasprzak

NurPhoto/Getty Images

Net worth: $US1 billion

Age: 29

Country: Denmark

Source of wealth: Shoes

Position: Co-owner, ECCO


53 (TIE). André Kasprzak

Net worth: $US1 billion

Age: 32

Country: Denmark

Source of wealth: Shoes

Position: Co-owner, ECCO


53 (TIE). Evan Sharp

Pinterest

Net worth: $US1 billion

Age: 36

Country: USA

Source of wealth: Pinterest, self-made

Position: Co-founder and CCO, Pinterest


47 (TIE). Karl Friedrich Braun

B. Braun International/YouTubeB. Braun International.

Net worth: $US1.1 billion

Age: 36

Country: Germany

Source of wealth: Medical technology

Position: Co-owner, B. Braun Melsungen


47 (TIE). Katarina Martinson

Lundbergs

Net worth: $US1.1 billion

Age: 37

Country: Sweden

Source of wealth: Investments

Position: Co-owner and boardmember, L.E. Lundbergforetagen AB


45. Cheng Wei

China News Service/Getty Images

Net worth: $US1.2 billion

Age: 36

Country: China

Source of wealth: Ride-hailing service, self-made

Position: Founder and CEO, Didi Chuxing


44 (TIE). Brian Armstrong

Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for TechCrunch

Net worth: $US1.3 billion

Age: 36

Country: USA

Source of wealth: Cryptocurrency, self-made

Position: Co-founder and CEO, Coinbase


44 (TIE). Eva Maria Braun-Luedicke

B. Braun International/YouTubeB. Braun International.

Net worth: $US1.3 billion

Age: 32

Country: Germany

Source of wealth: Medical technology

Position: Co-owner, B. Braun Melsungen


44 (TIE). Friederike Braun-Luedicke

B. Braun International/YouTubeB. Braun International.

Net worth: $US1.3 billion

Age: 35

Country: Germany

Source of wealth: Medical technology

Position: Co-owner, B. Braun Melsungen


44 (TIE). Said Gutseriev

Net worth: $US1.3 billion

Age: 30

Country: Russia

Source of wealth: oil, retail, self-made

Position: CEO, Forteinvest


40 (TIE). Alexandra Andresen

Frédéric Boudin/Ferd

Net worth: $US1.4 billion

Age: 22

Country: Norway

Source of wealth: Investments

Position: Co-owner, Ferd Group


40 (TIE). Katharina Andresen

Frédéric Boudin/Ferd

Net worth: $US1.4 billion

Age: 23

Country: Norway

Source of wealth: Investments

Position: Co-owner, Ferd Group


40 (TIE). Tom Persson

Net worth: $US1.4 billion

Age: 34

Country: Sweden

Source of wealth: H&M

Position: Businessman, film industry


40 (TIE). Kevin Systrom

Getty

Net worth: $US1.4 billion

Age: 35

Country: USA

Source of wealth: Instagram, self-made

Position: Co-founder, Instagram


40 (TIE). Peter Szulczewski

Net worth: $US1.4 billion

Age: 37

Country: Canada

Source of wealth: E-commerce, self-made

Position: CEO and chairman, ContextLogix


40 (TIE). Chris Wanstrath

GitHub

Net worth: $US1.4 billion

Age: 33

Country: USA

Source of wealth: Collaborative software, self-made

Position: Former co-founder and CEO, GitHub; technical fellow, Microsoft


34. Jihan Wu

YouTube

Net worth: $US1.5 billion

Age: 33

Country: China

Source of wealth: Cryptocurrency mining chips, self-made

Position: Co-founder and co-CEO, Bitmain Technologies


33 (TIE). Ryan Graves

Uber

Net worth: $US1.6 billion

Age: 35

Country: USA

Source of wealth: Uber, self-made

Position: Founder and CEO, Saltwater; Boardman, Uber


33 (TIE). Ben Silbermann

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider

Net worth: $US1.6 billion

Age: 36

Country: USA

Source of wealth: Pinterest, self-made

Position: CEO, Pinterest


31 (TIE). Tatiana Casiraghi

Victor Boyko/Getty Images

Net worth: $US1.7 billion

Age: 35

Country: Monaco

Source of wealth: Beer

Position: Co-Founder, Muzungu Sisters


31 (TIE). Bill Liu

Net worth: $US1.7 billion

Age: 36

Country: China

Source of wealth: Electronics, self-made

Position: Chairman and CEO, Royole Corp.


31 (TIE). Julio Mario Santo Domingo, III

JacopoR/PierreS/Getty Images

Net worth: $US1.7 billion

Age: 33

Country: USA

Source of wealth: Beer

Position: Founder, Skeik ‘N’Bake


28. Edward Kwok

Net worth: $US1.8 billion

Age: 37

Country: Hong Kong

Source of wealth: Real estate

Position: Sales and project manager, Sun Hung Kai Properties


27. Christopher Wok

South China Morning Post/Getty Images

Net worth: $US1.98 billion

Age: 32

Country: Hong Kong

Source of wealth: Real estate

Position: Executive Director, Sun Hung Kai Properties


26 (TIE). John Collison

Stripe

Net worth: $US2.1 billion

Age: 28

Country: Ireland

Source of wealth: Payments software, self-made

Position: Co-founder and president, Stripe


26 (TIE). Patrick Collison

Stripe

Net worth: $US2.1 billion

Age: 30

Country: Ireland

Source of wealth: Payments software, self-made

Position: Co-founder and president, Stripe


26 (TIE). Caroline Hagen Kjos

Courtesy of Candida/Caroline Hagen Kjos

Net worth: $US2.1 billion

Age: 35

Country: Norway

Source of wealth: Conglomerate

Position: Chairman, Canica AS


26 (TIE). Bobby Murphy

Jemal Countess / Getty

Net worth: $US2.1 billion

Age: 30

Country: USA

Source of wealth: Snapchat, self-made

Position: Co-founder and CTO, Snap Inc.


26 (TIE). Evan Spiegel

Net worth: $US2.1 billion

Age: 28

Country: USA

Source of wealth: Snapchat, self-made

Position: Co-founder and CEO, Snap Inc.


21. Daniel Ek

Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Net worth: $US2.2 billion

Age: 36

Country: Sweden

Source of wealth: Spotify, self-made

Position: Co-founder and CEO, Spotify


20. Drew Houston

Drew Angerer / Getty

Net worth: $US2.3 billion

Age: 36

Country: USA

Source of wealth: Cloud storage service, self-made

Position: Cofounder and CEO, Dropbox


19 (TIE). Adam Kwok

South China Morning Post/Getty Images

Net worth: $US2.5 billion

Age: 35

Country: Hong Kong

Source of wealth: Real estate

Position: Executive Director, Sun Hung Kai Properties


19 (TIE). Jonathan Kwok

Courtesy of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited

Net worth: $US2.5 billion

Age: 30

Country: Hong Kong

Source of wealth: real estate

Position: Director, Empire Group Holdings Limited; Co-owner, Sun Hung Kai Properties


17. Pavel Durov

TechCrunch Disrupt Europe: Berlin 2013/Flickr CC

Net worth: $US2.7 billion

Age: 34

Country: UAE

Source of wealth: Messaging app, self-made

Position: Founder and majority owner, Telegram Messenger


16 (TIE). Su Hua

VCG/Getty Images

Net worth: $US2.9 billion

Age: 37

Country: China

Source of wealth: Video streaming, self-made

Position: Founder, Kuaishou


16 (TIE). Geoffrey Kwok

Courtesy of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited

Net worth: $US2.9 billion

Age: 33

Country: Hong Kong

Source of wealth: Real estate

Position: Non-Executive Director, Sun Hung Kai Properties


14 (TIE). Gustav Magnar Witzoe

James Devaney/Getty Images

Net worth: $US3 billion

Age: 25

Country: Norway

Source of wealth: Fish farming

Position: Co-owner, Salmar ASA


14 (TIE). Lynsi Snyder

Net worth: $US3 billion

Age: 36

Country: USA

Source of wealth: In-N-Out Burger

Position: President, In-N-Out Burger


12 (TIE). Nathan Blecharczyk

Michel Porro/Getty Images

Net worth: $US3.7 billion

Age: 35

Country: USA

Source of wealth: Airbnb

Position: Co-founder and CSO, Airbnb


12 (TIE). Brian Chesky

Kimberly White/Getty

Net worth: $US3.7 billion

Age: 37

Country: USA

Source of wealth: Airbnb, self-made

Position: Co-founder and CEO, Airbnb


12 (TIE). Joe Gebbia

Joe Gebbia

Net worth: $US3.7 billion

Age: 37

Country: USA

Source of wealth: Airbnb, self-made

Position: Co-founder and CPO, Airbnb


9. Agnete Kirk Thinggaard

Net worth: $US4.7 billion

Age: 35

Country: Denmark

Source of wealth: Lego

Position: Co-owner, Lego


8 (TIE). Scott Duncan

Net worth: $US5.9 billion

Age: 36

Country: USA

Source of wealth: pipelines

Position: Co-owner, Enterprise Products Partners


8 (TIE). Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha

Clive Rose/Getty Images

Net worth: $US5.9 billion

Age: 33

Country: Thailand

Source of wealth: Duty-free

Position: CEO, King Power


6. Eduardo Saverin

Net worth: $US9.7 billion

Age: 36

Country: Brazil

Source of wealth: Facebook, self-made

Position: Co-founder, Facebook; investor


5. Dustin Moskovitz

Getty

Net worth: $US11.1 billion

Age: 34

Country: USA

Source of wealth: Facebook, self-made

Position: Co-founder, Facebook; Co-Founder, Asana


4. Lukas Walton

Net worth: $US15.2 billion

Age: 32

Country: USA

Source of wealth: Walmart

Position: Chairman, Walton Family Foundation


3. Zhang Yiming

VCG/Getty Images

Net worth: $US16.2 billion

Age: 35

Country: China

Source of wealth: Software, self-made

Position: Chairman, Beijing ByteDance


2. Yang Huiyan

Wealth-X; Country Garden Danga Bay/Facebook; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider

Net worth: $US22.1 billion

Age: 37

Country: China

Source of wealth: Real estate

Position: Co-owner, Country Garden Holdings


1. Mark Zuckerberg

Getty

Net worth: $US62.3 billion

Age: 34

Country: USA

Source of wealth: Facebook, self-made

Position: CEO, Facebook

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