The world's wealthiest people under 35

It's no surprise that tech entrepreneurs dominate the list of the world's 20 wealthiest individuals under the age of 35, according to Wealth-X.

At the top is Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg , who at 31 years of age has an estimated net worth of $41.6 billion. The youngest person among the ranks also hails from the tech industry: Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, who has amassed a fortune of $1.9 billion at the age of 25.

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There are six women on the list, including Huiyan Yang. She is the 34-year-old vice chairman of Chinese real estate developer Country Garden Holdings, who with an estimated net worth of $5.9 billion takes third place on the list and ranks as the richest woman.

Check out the top 12 below:

RankNameNet worth (USD billions)CompanyIndustryCountryAgeSource of wealth
1 Mark Zuckerberg 41.6 Facebook Tech U.S. 31 Self-made
2 Dustin Aaron Moskovitz 9.3 Asana Tech U.S. 31 Self-made
3 Huiyan Yang 5.9 Country Garden Holdings Real estate China 34 Inheritance
4 Eduardo Luiz Saverin 5.3 99 Tech Brazil 33 Self-made
5 Scott Daniel Duncan 5 Enterprise Products Partners Oil and gas U.S. 32 Inheritance
6 Elizabeth A. Holmes 4.5 Theranos Health tech U.S. 31 Self-made
7 Nathan Blecharczyk 3 Airbnb Tech U.S. 32 Self-made
7 Brian Chesky 3 Airbnb Tech U.S. 33 Self-made
7 Joe Gebbia 3 Airbnb Tech U.S. 33 Self-made
10 Thomas Persson 2.7 Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) Retail Sweden 30 Inheritance
11 Kelly Fuli Zong 2.7 Hangzhou Wahaha Group Beverage (and food) China 33 Inheritance
12 Xiang Sun 2.6 Sinogiant Group Iron, mining and steel China 33 Self-made/inheritance

Source: Wealth-X

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