Meet 10 billionaires that made their first million under age 30

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Meet 10 billionaires that made their first million under age 30

Using an infographic from UK-based web platform Fleximize, we’ve were able to come up with a list of ten profound self-made billionaires who individually made their first million dollar before they crossed the benchmark age of 30.

Mark Zuckerberg: 22

The Facebook cofounder and CEO became a millionaire in 2006 at age 22.

It didn’t take long for him to make the leap from self-made millionaire to billionaire. At the age of 23, Facebook’s IPO made Zuckerberg the youngest self-made billionaire in history.

Today’s estimated net worth: $43.9 billion

 

Evan Spiegel: 23

The Snapchat cofounder and CEO became a millionaire in 2013 at age 23.

Two years later, the value in his Snapchat shares reached $1 billion, making him a 25-year-old self-made billionaire.

Today’s estimated net worth: $2.1 billion

 

Sir Richard Branson: 23

Britain’s high-profile billionaire earned his first million in 1973 at age 23.

Nearly two decades later, the Virgin Group founder reached self-made-billionaire status at age 41.

Today’s estimated net worth: $5.1 billion

 

Carlos Slim: 25

The Telecom magnate became a self-made millionaire in 1965 at age 25, thanks to real-estate investments.

About 25 years later, his net worth passed $1 billion at age 51, and today, he is the second-richest person in the world.

Today’s estimated net worth: $50.1 billion

 

Larry Page: 25

Google’s cofounder earned his first million in 1999 at age 25.

The company’s IPO in 2004 sent his net worth over $1 billion, making him a self-made billionaire at age 30.

Today’s estimated net worth: $35.1 billion

 

Bill Gates: 26

Microsoft’s cofounder became a self-made millionaire in 1981 at age 26, thanks to Microsoft’s IPO.

The value in his shares surpassed $1 billion by the time he was 31, making him the youngest billionaire ever at the time. Today, Gates is the richest man in the world.

Today’s estimated net worth: $74.7 billion

 

Elon Musk: 27

The cofounder of PayPal and Tesla Motors and founder of SpaceX reached self-made-millionaire status in 1999 at age 27 when he sold a web-software company for over $300 million.

By age 41, his net worth had surpassed $1 billion.

Today’s estimated net worth: $10.8 billion

 

Sara Blakely: 29

It only took one year of running her company, Spanx, before Blakely became a millionaire in 2000 at age 29.

A little over a decade later, she became the youngest self-made woman billionaire at age 41.

Today’s estimated net worth: $1 billion

 

Warren Buffett: 30

The investing legend and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway became a millionaire in 1960 at age 30.

He reached self-made-billionaire status by age 56 and is currently the third-richest man in the world.

Today’s estimated net worth: $60.1 billion

 

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