Top 10 Youngest Billionaires in the World

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6. Huiyan Yang

Huiyan Yang

Huiyan Yang, aged 31, is the daughter of the co-founder of real estate developer Country Garden Holdings. Her major source of wealth is Real Estate. Yang studied Bachelors in Arts/Science, graduating from the Ohio state University. She is currently married. She was China’s richest woman with shares of her company going up 46% since September. Yang Huiyan’s father transferred his stake to her before the company’s IPO in 2007. The first nine months of 2012 saw the revenue go up 22% to $3.7 billion. Profit rose 34% to $617 million. The company in January sold $750 million of 10-year bonds to help fund its vibrant portfolio of some 110 projects underway as of mid-2012. Country Garden also planned to add 17 hotels to the 29 it already owns and runs under the Phoenix brand while continuously buying up land in Malaysia. Yang was at no.211 in the Forbes Richest Billionaires in the world. As of March 2013, her net-worth was $5.7 Billion.


7. Fahd Hariri

Fahd Hariri

Fahd Hariri, aged 32, is the youngest son of slain Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. He featured at no.1088 on the Forbes Richest Billionaires in the World. Like his brother Ayman Hariri, his major sources of income were construction and investments. He graduated from the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris in 2004. He ran an interior design studio on the outskirts of the city while he was still a student and sold furniture to clients in Saudi Arabia. While he hasn’t yet set foot in Beirut since his father’s assassination in 2005, he invests in residential buildings there, and thanks his father for his love of real estate development. His residences are listed as Paris, France Europe, and Russia. Fahd’s net worth as of March 2013 was $1.35 Billion.


8. Marie Besnier Beauvalot

Marie Besnier Beauvalot

Marie Besnier Beauvalot, aged 32, is currently the 8th youngest billionaire on the Forbes list. She was born in France, and has a French citizenship. She features at no.974 on the Forbes Richest Billionaires. Marie, along with her siblings inherited French dairy giant Lactalis, producers of the popular Président brie among several of other cheese, milk and yogurt brands. Lactalis is her major source of income. Between them, they own 100% of the company their grandfather founded in the 1930s. Lactalis’ was once brought to light as regards it’s finance when the Besnier family with the help of another holding company, won a majority stake in the publicly traded Italian milk manufacturer Parmalat, rescuing it from severe bankruptcy after the infamous 2003 collapse that landed its founder in jail. Marie’s net worth as of March 2013 was $1.b Billion.


9. Sean Parker

Sean Parker

Sean Parker, aged 33, made a major chunk of his billion from the Facebook idealogy. His education qualifications stand as Diploma from High School, as he was a college drop-out. As per 2013, he featured at no. 736 in the Forbes List of the World’s Richest Billionaires. Parker co-founded the file-sharing computer service called Napster and even served as President of the Social networking site Facebook. He considers his time at Napster to be his college education, calling it “Napster University,” since he became well-versed in ¬intellectual property law, corporate ¬finance, and entrepreneurship. In December, Parker joined Stand up to Cancer to help build an immunology dream team. Parker himself is turning his vision to fight cancer. Apart from his social connections with the Cancer drive, he is also revamping his much hyped start-up, Airtime hoping that his video chat site will have the impact of his other Web companies–Napster and Facebook. Facebook’s stock comeback helped add $700 million to his fortune in a matter of months. Parker skipped college while he was still 19 to hamper the recording industry with music swapping site Napster and later advanced viral marketing with his Web address book Plaxo. As President of Facebook, he served at helping streamline the product and organizing the company to ensure his pal Mark Zuckerberg, maintain control as Facebook founder. Parker’s net-worth as of March 2013 was $2 Billion.


10. Ayman Hariri

Ayman Hariri

Ayman Hariri is the son on the Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, aged 34 currently. He graduated from the Georgetown University where he studied Bachelors in Arts/Science. As per 2013, he featured at no.1088 on the Forbes list of the World’s Richest Billionaires. At the same time, he was the 5th richest man in Lebanon. His major involvement is in running one of Saudi Arabia’s biggest construction companies, Saudi Oger which is the source of the Hariri family fortune. Oger was part of a venture that won a $653 million contract in January 2013 to build a local branch of the Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi, which was due to open in 2015. Telecommunications was his interest; as Oger had a major stake in Turk Telekom as it continues to own shares in Middle Eastern banks like Jordan’s Arab Bank, which hasn’t fared so well. Saudi Oger had to take out a $1 billion loan in February 2013 to refinance debt related to its investment in Arab Bank. Ayman’s major sources of income are construction and investments. Ayman Hariri’s net worth as of March 2013 was $1.35 Billion.

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