Meet the 15 youngest billionaires in America

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15. Ben Silbermann, CEO of Pinterest

A headshot of Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann on the stock exchange floor in front of a sign with the pinterest logo
Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann 

Age: 39

Net worth: $3.3 billion

Industry: Tech

Ben Silbermann serves as the CEO of Pinterest, and was also a cofounder of the company back in 2010. Originally from Iowa, Silbermann amassed his fortune when Pinterest went public in April 2019. 

14. Lynsi Snyder, president of In-n-Out Burger

lynsi snyder

Age: 39

Net worth: $4.2 billion

Industry: Food service

As president of In-n-Out Burger, Lynsi Snyder has expanded the beloved burger chain her grandparents started. Since taking over as president in 2010, Snyder has expanded the west coast chain’s footprint by over 100 restaurants and counting. 

13. Ernest Garcia III, Carvana founder

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Age: 39

Net worth: $9.3 billion

Industry: Automotive

Ernest Garcia III is the founder of Carvana, an online service that took the used car buying experience from local to national. Both Garcia and his father have become billionaires through the company, with profits surging particularly throughout the pandemic as demand for used cars skyrocketed.

12. R.J. Scaringe, Rivian founder and CEO

RJ Scaringe

Age: 38

Net worth: $3.4 billion

Industry: Automotive

As the number one rival to Tesla in the EV market, Rivian has found success by focusing on products over marketing — though the company is far less well-known, to say nothing of its founder and CEO, it’s seeking an $80 billion valuation on its IPO

11. Scott Duncan, heir to oil fortune

Scott Daniel Duncan

Age: 38

Net worth: $6.2 billion

Industry: Oil

Like the heirs to the Walton family fortune, Scott Duncan is wealthy from a vast inheritance. He and his three siblings inherited their wealth from their father, Dan, who founded gas and oil pipeline company Enterprise Products Partners. The youngest Duncan is not involved with the company. 

10. Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb cofounder

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Nathan Blecharczyk is a cofounder of Airbnb. 

Age: 38

Net worth: $10 billion

Industry: Tech, Hospitality

Alongside Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk is a cofounder of the wildly successful app-based hospitality company Airbnb. He currently serves as chief strategy officer, and helped lead the company through a massive business downturn caused by the global pandemic.

9. Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase

Brian Armstrong, founder and CEO of Coinbase
Brian Armstrong, founder and CEO of Coinbase. 

Age: 38

Net worth: $11.5 billion

Industry: Tech, Finance

Brian Armstrong serves as the CEO of Coinbase, the largest US-based cryptocurrency trading firm. He has amassed vast wealth due to his stake in the company — he owns nearly one-fifth of Coinbase’s shares. Coinbase went public this past April at a valuation of about $100 billion.

8. Dustin Moskovitz, Facebook cofounder & CEO of Asana

Dustin Moskovitz

Age: 37

Net worth: $24.1 billion

Industry: Tech

Dustin Moskovitz, who is one of the cofounder of Facebook, owns an estimated 2% stake in his former employer. After leaving Facebook, Moskovitz went on to cofound Asana, which makes and sells workplace organization software. Despite owning nearly one-third of his current company, Facebook is simply so huge that his pittance of shares in the tech giant are extremely valuable.

7. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO and cofounder

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Age: 37

Net worth: $134.5 billion

Industry: Tech

Mark Zuckerberg may not be the youngest billionaire on this list, but he is the richest by far. As you might have guessed, Zuckerberg’s billions are tied to his partial ownership of Facebook — he owns around 13% of the social media conglomerate at this point.

6. Baiju Bhatt, Robinhood cofounder

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Age: 36

Net worth: $2.9 billion

Industry: Tech, Finance

Baiju Bhatt cofounded Robinhood, the company behind the stock trading app of the same name, back in 2013. In the eight years since, Robinhood became the standard in mobile stock trading. It went public earlier this summer, which sparked a wave of criticism from institutional investors.

5. Lukas Walton, Walmart fortune heir

Lukas Walton

Age: 35

Net worth: $17.2 billion

Industry: Retail

Lukas Walton is wealthy due to inheritance — he is the grandson of Sam Walton, founder of Walmart. Rather than running the family business, Walton is primarily involved in philanthropy. 

4. Fred Ehrsam, Coinbase cofounder

Fred Ehrsam
Fred Ehrsam 

Age: 33

Net worth: $3.5 billion

Industry: Tech, Finance

After cofounding Coinbase, the largest public exchange for cryptocurrency, Fred Ehrsam founded a blockchain investment company named Paradigm. Among its investments: Coinbase and FTX, two of the most widely used cryptocurrency exchanges.

3. Bobby Murphy, Snap CTO

bobby murphy

Age: 33

Net worth: $15.2 billion

Industry: Tech

Though Bobby Murphy serves as chief technology officer at Snap, he built wealth as a cofounder and stakeholder of the social media company he now helps to run. Snap shares have risen dramatically since it first went public in 2017.

2. Evan Spiegel, Snap CEO

Evan Spiegel smiling during an interview at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2019 conference.
Evan Spiegel. 

Age: 31

Net worth: $13.8 billion

Industry: Tech

Similarly to Bobby Murphy, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel became wealthy as a cofounder and stakeholder of the company behind social media goliath Snapchat. Like Zuckerberg, Spiegel has managed to avoid losing control of the social media service he cofounded.

1. Sam Bankman-Fried, crypto entrepreneur

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Sam Bankman-Fried co-founded the crypto exchange FTX in 2019. 

Age: 29

Net worth: $22.5 billion

Industry: Tech, Finance

At just 29 years old, Sam Bankman-Fried is the youngest billionaire in the world. He earned that title by building and running FTX, a major cryptocurrency exchange that competes with Coinbase. 

Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/