The richest person at every age

Steve Jennings/Getty; Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty; Kevin Lamarque/Reuters; Shayanne Gal/Business InsiderThe list features people with a collective net worth of roughly $US1.7 trillion.
  • Business Insider put together a list of the richest person at every age from 21 to 100, with exclusive data provided by Wealth-X.
  • Frances Bean Cobain, 26, has the lowest net worth on the list ($US120 million), and Jeff Bezos, 54, has the highest net worth ($US157 billion).
  • The list features people with a collective net worth of roughly $US1.7 trillion.

How long does it take for the world’s richest people to become rich?

For some, it takes years to build wealth, while others seem to grow it overnight. And for others still, they don’t come into wealth until later in life. That’s why it’s so interesting to see just how rich the richest person at every age is.

Wealth-X created a special report for Business Insider looking at the richest person at every age from 21 (born in 1997) to 100 (born in 1918). At 26, Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of the Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and his wife, Courtney Love, has the lowest net worth on the list, with $US120 million, while Jeff Bezos, 54, has the highest, with roughly $US157 billion.

The list features people with a collective net worth of more than $US1.7 trillion. Keep reading to find out the richest person at every age.


100: Chang Yun Chung

Net worth: $US730 million

Country: Singapore

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, Pacific International Lines


99: Anne Cox Chambers

Net worth: $US320 million

Country: US

Source of wealth: Inheritance

Position: Director, Cox Enterprises


98: Aloysio de Andrade Faria

Net worth: $US2.4 billion

Country: Brazil

Source of wealth: Mixed

Position: Owner, Conglomerado Financeiro Alfa


97: George Joseph

Net worth: $US1.6 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, Mercury Insurance Group


96: Stan Perron

Net worth: $US890 million

Country: Australia

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Founder, Perron Group


95: Robert Kuok

Net worth: $US10.4 billion

Country: Malaysia

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Founder, Kuok Group


94: Masatoshi Ito

Net worth: $US4.1 billion

Country: Japan

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Honorary chairman, Seven & i Holdings


93: Ted Lerner

Net worth: $US4.8 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Principal, Lerner Enterprises


92: Hans Rausing

Net worth: $US10.2 billion

Country: Sweden

Source of wealth: Mixed

Position: Director, Ecolean


91: Traudl Engelhorn

Courtesy of Wealth-X

Net worth: $US3.8 billion

Country: Austria

Source of wealth: Inheritance

Position: Owner, March Limited


90: Li Ka-shing

Net worth: $US21.2 billion

Country: Hong Kong

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, CK Hutchison Holdings


89: Gordon Moore

Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Net worth: $US10.7 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation


88: Warren Buffett

Net worth: $US85.9 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway


87: Rupert Murdoch

Net worth: $US16.7 billion

Country: Australia

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Executive chairman, News Corporation


86: Donald Bren

Net worth: $US15.9 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, Irvine Company


85: Sheldon Adelson

Net worth: $US26.3 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, Las Vegas Sands


84: Giorgio Armani

Net worth: $US7.5 billion

Country: Italy

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, Giorgio Armani


83: Charles Koch

Business Insider/Julie Bort

Net worth: $US47.1 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Mixed

Position: Chairman and CEO, Koch Industries


82: Amancio Ortega

Net worth: $US73.9 billion

Country: Spain

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Founder, Inditex


81: Klaus-Michael Kuehne

Wikimedia Commons

Net worth: $US13.1 billion

Country: Germany

Source of wealth: Mixed

Position: Honorary chairman, Kuehne + Nagel


80: Phil Knight

Net worth: $US33.2 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman emeritus, Nike


79: Jacqueline Mars

Pool/Getty

Net worth: $US28.6 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Inheritance

Position: Co-owner, Mars Incorporated


78: David Koch

Net worth: $US47.4 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Mixed

Position: Executive vice president, Koch Industries


77: R. Budi Hartono

Wealth-X; Shutterstock; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider

Net worth: $US12 billion

Country: Indonesia

Source of wealth: Mixed

Position: CEO, Djarum Group


76: Michael Bloomberg

Tim P. Whitby/Getty

Net worth: $US44.9 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: CEO and president, Bloomberg


75: Ron Perelman

Brad Barket/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival

Net worth: $US14.8 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, MacAndrews & Forbes


74: Larry Ellison

Kimberly White/Getty Images

Net worth: $US56.4 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Executive chairman, Oracle Corporation


73: Miri Adelson

Lior Mizrahi/Stringer/Getty

Net worth: $US16.8 billion

Country: Israel

Source of wealth: Inheritance

Position: Cofounder, Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Clinic for Drug Abuse, Treatment, and Research


72: Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah

Net worth: $US17.9 billion

Country: Brunei

Source of wealth: Mixed

Position: Sultan of Brunei


71: Stefan Persson

Wikimedia Commons

Net worth: $US17.3 billion

Country: Sweden

Source of wealth: Mixed

Position: Chairman, H&M


70: Jim Walton

Rick T. Wilking /Stringer/Getty

Net worth: $US45.2 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Inheritance

Position: Chairman, Arvest Bank Group


69: Bernard Arnault

Net worth: $US83.2 billion

Country: France

Source of wealth: Mixed

Position: President, Groupe Arnault


68: Lakshmi Mittal

Net worth: $US18.4 billion

Country: India

Source of wealth: Mixed

Position: Chairman, ArcelorMittal


67: Cai Hongzhu

VCG/Getty Images

Net worth: $US11.2 billion

Country: China

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, Daohuaxiang Group


66: Gennady Timchenko

Net worth: $US12.1 billion

Country: Russia

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Founder, Volga Group


65: Paul Allen

Steve Dykes / Getty Images

Net worth: $US24.1 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, Vulcan


64: Wang Jianlin

Net worth: $US17.9 billion

Country: China

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, Dalian Wanda Group


63: Bill Gates

John Lamparski/Getty Images

Net worth: $US102.1 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Co-chairman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


62: Steve Ballmer

Bloomberg

Net worth: $US47 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Owner, Los Angeles Clippers


61: Mukesh Ambani

Net worth: $US38.5 billion

Country: India

Source of wealth: Mixed

Position: Chairman, Reliance Industries


60: Xu Jiayin

Etienne Oliveau/Getty

Net worth: $US27.7 billion

Country: China

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, Evergrande Real Estate Group


59: Uday Kotak

Net worth: $US11.9 billion

Country: India

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Executive vice chairman, Kotak Mahindra Bank


58: Yan Jiehe

Net worth: $US14.1 billion

Country: China

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Founder, China Pacific Construction Group


57: Vladimir Potanin

Net worth: $US13 billion

Country: Russia

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, Interros


56: Susanne Klatten

Net worth: $US20.9 billion

Country: Germany

Source of wealth: Mixed

Position: Deputy chairman, Altana


55: Laurene Powell Jobs

Getty

Net worth: $US21.8 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Inheritance

Position: President, Emerson Collective


54: Jeff Bezos

Net worth: $US157.1 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, Amazon


53: Georg Schaeffler

Net worth: $US22.9 billion

Country: Germany

Source of wealth: Mixed

Position: Co-owner, Schaeffler


52: Stefan Quandt

Net worth: $US20.2 billion

Country: Germany

Source of wealth: Mixed

Position: Deputy chairman, BMW


51: Li Hejun

Net worth: $US15.4 billion

Country: China

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, Hanergy Holding Group


50: Robin Li

VCG/Getty

Net worth: $US14.6 billion

Country: China

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: CEO, Baidu


49: Lei Jun

ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images

Net worth: $US14.9 billion

Country: China

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, Xiaomi


48: Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Warren Little/Getty

Net worth: $US10.3 billion

Country: United Arab Emirates

Source of wealth: Inheritance

Position:Deputy prime minister, government of the United Arab Emirates


47: Ma Huateng

Net worth: $US39.1 billion

Country: China

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, Tencent Holdings


46: Tony Zhang

China.org.cn

Net worth: $US14 billion

Country: China

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Adviser, Tencent Holdings


45: Larry Page

Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Net worth: $US62.4 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: CEO, Alphabet


44: Richard Liu

Net worth: $US9.9 billion

Country: China

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, JD.com


43: Yusaku Maezawa

Net worth: $US6.6 billion

Country: Japan

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: President, Start Today


42: Jan Koum

David Ramos / Getty Images

Net worth: $US16.6 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: CEO, WhatsApp


41: Alejandro Santo Domingo

Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Net worth: $US5.4 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Inheritance

Position: Co-owner, Santo Domingo Group


40: Garrett Camp

Flickr/Joi

Net worth: $US6.2 billion

Country: Canada

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, Uber


39: Sean Parker

Miguel Villagran / Getty

Net worth: $US13 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Executive chairman, Brigade


38: Frank Wang

Courtesy of DJI

Net worth: $US3.6 billion

Country: China

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: CEO, DJI


37: Yang Huiyan

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

Net worth: $US21.2 billion

Country: China

Source of wealth: Inheritance

Position: Vice chairman, Country Garden Holdings


36: Eduardo Saverin

Net worth: $US11.9 billion

Country: Brazil

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Cofounder, B Capital Group


35: Nate Blecharczyk

Mike Windle/Getty Images for Airbnb

Net worth: $US3 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chief strategy officer, Airbnb


34: Mark Zuckerberg

Getty

Net worth: $US75.2 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chairman, Facebook


33: Julio Mario Santo Domingo III

Facebook/Julio Sheik N Beik

Net worth: $US2 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Inheritance

Position: Founder, Sheik ‘N’ Beik Entertainment


32: Lukas Walton

Wealth-X; Scott Olson/Getty; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider

Net worth: $US13.2 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Inheritance

Position: Partner, Cuna del Mar


31: Wang Han

Wealth-X; Juneyao Air/Facebook; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider

Net worth: $US1.5 billion

Country: China

Source of wealth: Inheritance

Position: Director, Juneyao Group


30: Carl Hagen

LinkedIn/Carl Erik Hagen

Net worth: $US1.1 billion

Country: Norway

Source of wealth: Inheritance

Position: Co-owner, Canica


29: Bobby Murphy

Jemal Countess / Getty

Net worth: $US1.9 billion

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Chief technology officer, Snap


28: Perenna Kei

Net worth: $US2.8 billion

Country: Hong Kong

Source of wealth: Inheritance

Position: Non-executive director, Logan Property Holdings


27: Hugh Grosvenor

Net worth: $US12.9 billion

Country: United Kingdom

Source of wealth: Inheritance

Position: Head, Grosvenor Estate


26: Frances Bean Cobain

Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Net worth: $US120 million

Country: US

Source of wealth: Inheritance

Position: Artist, self-employed


25: Gustav Witzoe

Net worth: $US2.5 billion

Country: Norway

Source of wealth: Inheritance

Position: Shareholder, SalMar


24: Justin Bieber

Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty

Net worth: $US300 million

Country: Canada

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: Singer, Scooter Braun Projects


23: Katharina Andresen

Frédéric Boudin/Ferd

Net worth: $US1.2 billion

Country: Norway

Source of wealth: Inheritance

Position: Co-owner, Ferd Group


22: Alexandra Andresen

Frédéric Boudin/Ferd

Net worth: $US1.2 billion

Country: Norway

Source of wealth: Inheritance

Position: Co-owner, Ferd Group


21: Kylie Jenner

Getty Images

Net worth: $US850 million

Country: US

Source of wealth: Self-made

Position: CEO, Kylie Cosmetics

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