Think age determines your potential for innovation and wealth? Reading about the world’s youngest 9 billionaires might change your mind. According to “Mall” newspaper, these young individuals are not just wealthy but also innovators and influencers in various fields, including technology, industry, fashion, and sports. Here are their stories and how they acquired their fortunes.
Ryan Breslow: The Genius Turning Ideas into Fortunes
Ryan Breslow, the youngest American billionaire, founded several startups in diverse fields, including payment processing, fintech, and pharmaceuticals. His companies include Bolt, Eco, and Love. At 28, Breslow is venturing into cryptocurrency and aims to expand his business and increase his $1.1 billion fortune. Known for converting ideas into wealth, Breslow has a clear vision and a passion for innovation.
Leonardo Maria Del Vecchio Leads the Eyewear Industry Revolution
Leonardo Maria Del Vecchio, one of Leonardo Del Vecchio’s six children, is the founder and chairman of Luxottica, the world’s largest eyewear producer. The youngest son of the Italian billionaire owns a stake worth $3.5 billion in the company, producing and distributing famous brands like Ray-Ban, Persol, and Oakley. At 27, Leonardo Maria serves as CEO and is revolutionizing the eyewear industry by offering high-quality, fashionable, and customer-friendly products.
Katharina Andresen: Billionaire Bridging Sports and Fashion
Norwegian businesswoman and equestrian Katharina Andresen, born in 1995 in Oslo, inherited 42.2% of her father Johan Andresen’s fortune in 2007, along with her sister Alexandra Andresen. Her wealth, valued at $1.15 billion by Forbes, is not actively managed by her, but she pursues equestrianism and models for brands like Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors. Katharina uniquely and stylishly combines sports and fashion, enjoying significant social media popularity.
Wang Zelong: China’s Chemical Billionaire
Asia’s youngest billionaire, Wang Zelong, owns a stake in CNNC Hua Yuan Titanium Dioxide Co. Ltd. The company produces a chemical used in paint pigments, paper, and other industrial applications. At 26, Wang Zelong, the youngest self-made billionaire on this list, began his career in e-commerce before investing in what became his wealth source.
Alexandra Andresen: A Family Business Partner
Alexandra Andresen, Katharina Andresen’s sister, is also a 26-year-old Norwegian billionaire with a similar stake in the investment company Ferd. One of Norway’s largest private companies, Ferd has a diverse portfolio including real estate, finance, and energy companies. Alexandra serves as a director and board member, with interests in art, music, and fashion.
Clemente Del Vecchio: The World’s Youngest Billionaire
Clemente Del Vecchio, son of Luxottica founder Leonardo Del Vecchio, became the world’s youngest billionaire at 18, with a $3.5 billion stake in the luxury eyewear brand. His official or unofficial role in the company is unknown, but he leads a luxurious life with several cars, yachts, and private planes.
Luca Del Vecchio: Another Heir to the Eyewear Giant
Luca Del Vecchio, brother to Leonardo Maria Del Vecchio, is another Luxottica heir. At 25, Luca owns a $3.5 billion stake in the company, known for brands like Ray-Ban, Persol, and Oakley, making him one of the world’s youngest billionaires alongside his brother Clemente.
Kim Jung-Ju: Heiress to a Gaming Giant
Kim Jung-Ju, daughter of the late online gaming giant Kim Jung-Ju, founder and chairman of Nexon, inherited a significant stake in her father’s company. At 24, her wealth is estimated at around $1.7 billion. She serves as an executive director, overseeing the development and publication of popular games like Maple Story and FIFA Online.
Kevin David Lehmann: Owner of the Largest Pharmacy Chain
Kevin David Lehmann is a German billionaire. He inherited a 50% stake in dm-drogerie markt, Europe’s largest pharmacy chain, from his father Gunter Lehmann at 14. He became a billionaire at 18 when he gained control of his inheritance. The dm-drogerie markt offers a wide range of health, beauty, and household products.