It is a dream for everyone to become rich. Some start building from scratch and some just get lucky inheriting from their parents. But, who can be on the list of richest young people in the United States?
Below, we list the top richest young people in America
1- Blue Ivy Carter – Born in 2012
Net Worth: based on GQ, Blue Ivy, and her siblings possess a net worth of $778,950,000.
Source of Wealth: Trust Funds & Modeling/Singing Career
Ivy is our youngest richest person In the United States. She got her wealth from her parents Beyoncé & Jay-Z in addition to her career in modeling, singing, and dancing. Beyoncé has always been for the girl empowerment movements with her songs. And now, she introduces her daughter “Blue Ivy Carter” to the world of power with her talents in dancing, singing, and modeling. Blue has featured on the soundtrack of The Lion King: The Gift with the song “Brown Skin Girl,” with her mother, SAINt JHN and Wizkid.
2- Kylie Jenner – Born in 1997
Net Worth: $620M (Was $1B before documents showed her business is worth less than alleged according to Forbes)
As a relative to the “Kardashians”, Kylie first appeared in their show “Keeping up with the Kardashians” in 2007. She soon became famous and, at 15, started a clothing line with her sister “Kendall”. In 2015, she created “Kylie Cosmetics”, her own Cosmetics Company. In 2019, Jenner has announced the youngest self-made billionaire, and all the credit goes to her well-growing business. However, when Kylie decided to sell half her shares, it was revealed by the new shareholder “Coty” that the business is worth way less than what was advertised by Jenner.
3- Evan Spiegel – Born in 1990
Net Worth: $10.4B (according to Forbes)
Spiegel is another self-made billionaire after creating his company “Snap” and his invention Snapchat, a video and photo application, which is used worldwide. The app was first launched in 2011 but Evan only became a billionaire at 26 years old after his company Snap went public in 2017, making him one of the youngest billionaires age 30 or younger. He was offered to sell his company to Facebook for 3B$ before its major success, but he refused the offer alongside his partners which later turned out to be a good decision.
4- Chris Wanstrath -Born in 1991
According to Forbes, his net worth is $1.4B.
Technology is a main source of wealth in our modern life. Chris Wanstrath founded GitHub, an application for millions of developers around the world in which they contribute to the open-source community through this platform, in 2008. Microsoft then bought Chris’ company for $7.5B according to Forbes in 2017. Wanstrath now works at Microsoft but has kept his billionaire status with a net worth of $1.4B.
5- Lukas Walton – Born in 1986
His net worth is $16.7B according to Forbes.
Some are just born rich. That is the case with Lukas Walton who is the heir of Walmart. He inherited the business from his grandfather Sam Walton who is the founder of Walmart. The family of Walton is considered the wealthiest family in the world according to Investopedia. However, being rich does not mean being lucky. At a young age, Lukas was diagnosed with cancer. Thankfully, he managed to fight it and heal in six months. Lukas’s life is a mystery and he keeps a low profile away from the media.
6- Mark Zuckerberg – Born in 1984
According to Forbes, Mark’s net worth is $122.6B
Whenever rich and young are mentioned, Mark Zuckerberg always pops into our minds. He started when he was at age of 19 by creating the social media platform, Facebook. In 2007, only after three years of creating the platform, he was announced a billionaire. The entrepreneur and his wife decided to sell a large portion of his personal shares for the purpose of charity in 2016. Despite all these years in management, Zuckerberg did not step down from being the CEO of his own company as many do, such as Bezos stepping down from Amazon.
7- Nathan Blecharczyk – Born in 1983
His net worth is $13.B according to Forbes.
Also known as “Nate”, Blecharczyk co-founded Airbnb in 2008 which is an online market company that allows users to connect with each other to rent their places. He gains money from taking a commission from each deal made. Airbnb has grown to operate in multiple countries globally, and Nathan now is the CEO of Airbnb China.
8- Drew Houston – Born in 1983
According to Forbes, his net worth is $2B.
Who has not stored his files and shared them with friends on the most prestigious online file storage platform: “Dropbox”? It was created by Drew Houston alongside his friend Arash Ferdowsi in 2007, and Drew now is the CEO. Houston is known for his humble character as he appreciates his partner Arash for his contribution to Drew’s success. The American entrepreneur is currently single and is one of the most attractive rich bachelors in the US. He is one of the richest young people who made his wealth by himself.
9- Scott Duncan – Born in 1983
Scott’s net worth is $7.14B, according to Bloomberg.
Another heir on the list. Duncan inherited from his father’s pipeline firm “Enterprise Products Partners” in 2010 making him immediately a young billionaire. His sister plays a role in managing the company while he chose to step aside.
10- Trevor Milton Born in 1982
According to Forbes, Milton’s net worth is $1.2B.
Trevor teaches us that it is never too late to start your own business! In 2014, while he was 32 years old, Trevor started Nikola Motor, a company based on a new concept of creating vehicles or semi-trucks that uses both hydrogen and electricity instead of fuel. General Motors loved the idea genuinely and bought 2B$ worth of shares in the company. But being a billionaire is not easy all the time. Trevor faced a lot of accusations of deceiving the investors with false technology, which forced him to step down and resign from his own company in 2020.
Please note that this data is of today, 17 November 2021.