New list of the world’s top ten young rich

Mark Zuckerberg standing posing for the camera

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New research has revealed who the world’s top ten young millennial billionaires are and the sectors in which they work.

And of course Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg tops the list with his wealth of $97 billion followed by a further three millennials in the technology space. Interestingly, millennial number five on the top ten list, works in the fashion and retail sector.

The research was conducted by which analysed the latest data from Forbes to establish which industries in the world have the most millennial (23 – 38 years old) billionaires.

  • This is what the data analysis revealed: 
  • The richest millennial billionaire in the world is ‘Facebook’ CEO Mark Zuckerberg with a sizeable net worth of $97 billion
  • In second position is Zhang Yiming, the founder of content media platform ‘ByteDance’ has a net worth of $35.6 billion
  • CEO of work management software ‘Asana’ Dustin Moskovitz ($17.8 billion) and founder of messaging app ‘Telegram’ Pavel Durov ($17.2 billion) are among the other millennial billionaires with a net worth of more than $15 billion

The 10 Richest Millennial Billionaires in the World:

The research found that technology is the sector that has the most millennial billionaires with 28 individuals with a combined net worth of a whopping $254.5 billion.

The finance and investment industry was in second place with eight who have an accumulative net worth of $24.6 billion. The automotive, fashion and retail, healthcare and media and entertainment industries respectively have six millennial billionaires each. 

Overall, there are currently 78 millennial billionaires in the world and the collective net worth of the 78 millennial billionaires is a massive $418.6 billion.

Interestingly, the construction and engineering, gambling and casinos, logistics, sports and telecommunications industries have no millennial billionaires.

Those millennial billionaires who accumulated their fortune from more than one sector/industry (‘diversified’) were excluded from the research, so it could be a fair and definitive assessment for each included industry in the research – in total there were five millennial billionaires who fell under the ‘diversified’ classification.

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