World’s Youngest Billionaires
07/30/2010

The Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg is leading the Forbes world’s top-10 youngest billionaires with his net worth of US$4 billion.

Online PR News – 30-July-2010 – – Forbes - The Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg is leading the Forbes world’s top-10 youngest billionaires with his net worth of US$4 billion. The 25 years-old first launched the social networking site from his Harvard bedroom back in year 2004. Among the top-10, two billionaires are from China. They are third place Yang HuiYan and ninth place Lee ZiaoHui.

Yang HuiYan, 28 years-old, have a net worth of US$3.4 billion. Her fortune is tied up in her holding in GuangDong developer Country Garden, run by her father Yang GuoQiang, who transferred the shares to her before the firm’s 2007 public offering. Meanwhile ninth place Lee ZiaoHui, also age 28 years-old with net worth of US$1 billion, succeed his father to become the chairman of one of China’s biggest private steel manufacturers ShanXi HaiXin Iron & Steel Group.

Second place is 36 years-old John Arnold, with a net worth same as Mark Zuckerberg’s US$4 billion. He is the former Enron employer and founded hedge fund Centaurus Energy in 2002 after Enron collapsed. Fourth place is Albert von Thurn und Taxis from Germany. The 26 years-old with net worth of US$2.2 billion inherited fortune on his 18th birthday and lives in family castle, Schloss Emmeram. Stefanie Gork, 24 years-old, have a net worth of US$2.1 billion. She is the heiress to the Reuss-Koestritz fortune and the Inditex fortune.

The son of the assassinated Lebanese primer minister Rafiq Hariri – Fahd Hariri sit at sixth place with net worth of US$1.4 billion. He received a large inheritance from his father’s construction, telecom and property empire. Seventh place is Japanese Yoshikazu Tanaka, with net worth of US$1.4 billion. The 33 years-old is same like Mark Zuckerberg, also made his fortune from Japanese famous social networking site, Gree.

Ukrainian Kostyantin Zhevago sit at eighth place with net worth of US$1.2 billion. The state deputy of Ukraine owns majority stake in Ukraine’s biggest iron core producer Ferrexpo and Finance & Credit Bank. Tenth place is 36 years-old Indian Shahid Balwa, whose net worth at US$1 billion. He is one of the partners in DB Realty whose projects include Turf Estate, a luxury high-rise, and the 108-storey Park Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai.

Following is the summary list of World’s top-10 youngest billionaires:

1. Mark Zuckerberg: net worth US$4 billion, age 25 (USA)
2. John Arnold: net worth US$4 billion, age 36 (USA)
3. Yang HuiYan: net worth US$3.4 billion, age 28 (China)
4. Albert von Thurn und Taxis: net worth US$2.2 billion, age 26 (Germany)
5. Stefanie Gork: net worth US$2.1 billion, age 24 (Germany)
6. Fahd Hariri: net worth US$1.4 billion, age 29 (Lebanon)
7. Yoshikazu Tanaka: net worth US$1.4 billion, age 33 (Japan)
8. Kostyantin Zhevago: net worth US$1.2 billion, age 36 (Ukraine)
9. Lee ZiaoHui: net worth US$1 billion, age 28 (China)
10. Shahid Balwa: net worth US$1 billion, age 36 (India)