Top 5 Youngest Billionaires of 2011
Here are five top youngest billionaires according to Forbes in 2011 per March 13th.
Age : 26
Wealth : $2.7 billion
Moskovitz is the co-founder of Facebook together with his more famous friend Mark Zuckerberg. Mark is actually richer than Dustin, but Dustin wins the title of the youngest billionaire with slight eight day difference. I guess that this is the list where none of his Facebook friends can beat him for life.
Born in Gainesvile, Florida, Moskovitz attended economics in Harvard University. As the story then unfolded, he left for Palo Alto after two years studying to work full-time for the company he founded with his Harvard pals, Facebook. The company then became a great success phenomenon and brought him what put him on the top of Forbes youngest billionaires list today.
Moskovitz then left Facebook in 2008 to form a company with Justin Rosenstein, also a former Facebook employee, called nSu. On February 2011, the company presented Asana, a software application to enable people to collaborate and manage projects better.
Age : 26
Wealth : $13.5 billion
Best known as CEO of Facebook and one of its founders, Mark Zuckerberg has been the most recent IT figure phenomenon. As a social networking which has most followers worldwide, Facebook has been a main tool key of recent civic revolts in several African countries such as Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Tunisia. This fact pleases US government and President Obama personally praised Facebook as an American innovation.
Together with its rising popularity, Facebook’s fortune and value also raises to $50 billion in investment firms like Goldman Sachs. Facebook and Zuckerberg’s fame has been recognized in a movie titled The Social Network which is based on a book by Ben Mezrich title The Accidental Billionaire.
Albert von Thurn und Taxis
Age : 27
Wealth : $2 billion
As the heir of a huge family business, Albert von Thurn und Taxis had been listed in Forbes billionaire list when he was eight after his father death in 1990. Nineteen years later he still manages being listed as third youngest billionaire in 2011. Running the family business of real estate, a tech company, and forest holdings in Europe, his wealth is estimated at $2 billion.
Being part of a no longer recognized royalty, Albert went to Rome to obtain his high school education and then University of Edinburgh to study economics and theology. An avid lover of racing, Albert von Thurn und Taxis was a vice-champion of 2007 German GT Championship ADAC GT Master with Reiter Engineering.
Age : 28
Wealth : $3.1 billion
Scott Duncan is one of four Dan Duncan’s children. Dan Duncan himself was a famous American billionaire who was born poor and founded a midstream energy company from a scratch. Dan Duncan was died in March 2010and left his inheritance equally to his four children worth $3.1 billion each.
Age : 29
Wealth : $1.6 billion
Eduardo Saverin is one of Facebook founder together with Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz. He owned 30% of the share at the beginning. However, when things got sour between him and Zuckerberg, sues were aimed at each other. A settlement then was reached, giving Saverin 5% of Facebook and a cofounder bio of Facebook’s site.
Forbes got sources who said that Saverin has been selling his Facebook shares and left only 2% in his possession. Now he is in the spotlight for investing $8 million in Qwiki, a hot Silicon Valley start up.