The Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg is leading the Forbes worldâ€™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 worldâ€™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 firmâ€™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 Chinaâ€™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 Zuckerbergâ€™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 â€“ Fahd Hariri sit at sixth place with net worth of US$1.4 billion. He received a large inheritance from his fatherâ€™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 Ukraineâ€™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 Worldâ€™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)