The 20 Youngest Billionaires in America Right Now

Mark Zuckerberg(Facebook), Jan Koum(Whatsapp), Evan Spiegel(Snapchat), Travis Kalanick(Uber) are some of the youngest billionaires in America. Most of these billionaires have built a fortune in the tech industry with their startups being worth billions of dollars.

In 2019, Kylie Jenner became the youngest billionaire in America at just the age of 22.

Let’s find out who are the youngest billionaires in America and how did they become so rich while still young.

20. Jan Koum

Age: 43

Net worth: $9.6 B

Source of wealth:  WhatsApp, Self-Made

State: California

Famous for: cofounder of WhatsApp

America’s richest: #47

World’s richest: #143

Jan Koum is a Ukrainian American entrepreneur, computer programmer, and philanthropist.

He is the co-founder and former CEO of WhatsApp, which is currently the biggest mobile messaging service in the World.

WhatsApp was acquired in 2014 by Facebook for $19.3 billion.

Jan has an estimated net worth of $9.6 B and is the 20th youngest billionaire in America. He’s also ranked position 143 on the 2019 Forbes Billionaires list.

19. Travis Kalanick

Age: 43

Net worth: $5.9 B

Source of wealth:  Uber, Self-Made

State: California

Famous for: cofounder of Uber

America’s richest: #104

World’s richest: #298

travis-kalanick

He is the co-founder of Uber, a ride-hailing company based in San Francisco, California. He’s also the co-founder of Red Swoosh (a file sharing service company) and Scour (an online file exchange service)

Travis was the CEO of Uber until 2017 when he resigned after scandals hit the firm. He remains a board member and shareholder and owns about 7% of Uber.

Travis is currently the CEO of City Storage Systems, a real estate holding firm.

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18. Jack Dorsey

Age: 43

Net worth: $6.3 B

Source of wealth:  Twitter, Square, Self-Made

State: California

Famous for: the co-founder of Twitter, Founder of Square

America’s richest: #85

World’s richest: #343

jack-dorsey

Jack Dorsey is an American billionaire, internet entrepreneur and computer programmer. He is the co-founder and CEO of Twitter.

He’s also the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Square, a mobile payment firm based in San Francisco, California.

Twitter generates over $3.04 billion while Square generates more than $3.03 billion in revenues.

Jack Dorsey is one of the youngest billionaires in America.

17. Alejandro Santo Domingo

Age: 42

Net worth: $3.9 B

Source of wealth:  beer, Inherited

State: New York

Famous for: heir to Julio Mario Santo

America’s richest: #190

World’s richest: #645

alejandro-santo-domingo

He is the son of Colombian billionaire Julio Mario Santo Domingo and heir to his father’s fortune.

His father had a 15% stake in SABMiller, a former giant beer brewer. It then became Anheuser-Busch InBev, where Alejandro has a 1.7% stake.

Alejandro is a board member at Florida Crystals, a multinational sugar cane refinery company. He’s also a senior managing director of Quadrant Capital Advisors, based in New York.

16. Andres Santo Domingo

Age: 41

Net worth: $3.9 B

Source of wealth:  beer, Inherited

State: New York

Famous for: heir to Julio Mario Santo

America’s richest: #190

World’s richest: #645

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Andres with wife Lauren Santo Domingo

Born 41 years ago, Andres Santo Domingo is among the youngest billionaires in the US. He is the heir to the fortune of his father’s (Julio Mario Santo) stake in SABMiller, a former international brewing and beverage company.

The company was then acquired in 2016 by Anheuser-Busch InBev in a $100 billion deal. Anheuser-Busch InBev is a multinational drink and brewing holdings company based in Leuven, Belgium.

Andres Santo was born in Colombia but has grown up, studied and lived in the United States.

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15. Robert Pera

Age: 41

Net worth: $5.3 B

Source of wealth:  Ubiquiti networks, Self-Made

State: California

Famous for: founder of Ubiquiti Networks

America’s richest: #127

World’s richest: #215

robert-pera

Robert Pera is the founder and CEO of Ubiquiti Networks. Ubiquiti is an American technology company and maker of wireless data communication products.

The tech firm generates over $1 billion in revenues and is based in New York. Robert owns an almost 75% stake at the company.

Robert is also the owner of professional basketball team Memphis Grizzlies. He has a net worth of $5.3 billion which makes him America’s 15th youngest billionaire.

14. Sean Parker

Age: 40

Net worth: $3.7 B

Source of wealth: Facebook, Self-Made

State: California

Famous for: Parker Foundation

America’s richest: #302

World’s richest: #877

sean-parker

Sean Parker is an American investor and philanthropist. He’s the co-founder of Napster (Internet file sharing service) and was the first president of Facebook at the age of 24.

Sean is also the founder and chairman of the Parker Foundation for humanitarian causes which include global public health, civic engagement, and life sciences.

He also co-founded Causes, Airtime.com, Brigade, and Plaxo. On the Forbes 2019 list of the world’s billionaires, Parker was ranked #877 with a net worth of $3.7 billion. He’s also one of the youngest billionaires in America.

13. Brian Chesky

Age: 38

Net worth: $3.7 B

Source of wealth: Airbnb, Self-Made

State: California

Famous for: Co-founder, Airbnb

America’s richest: #207

World’s richest: #568

brian-chesky

Brian Chesky is an internet entrepreneur, American billionaire and co-founder (together with Nathan Blecharczyk and Joe Gebbia) of Airbnb.

He’s the CEO of the company and is one of the youngest billionaires in America. He has a net worth of $3.7 billion.

Airbnb generates revenues in excess of $3.8 billion. Airbnb has operations in over 191 countries and 81, 000 cities.

12. Joe Gebbia

Age: 38

Net worth: $3.7 B

Source of wealth: Airbnb, Self-Made

State: California

Famous for: Co-founder of Airbnb

America’s richest: #207

World’s richest: #568

joe-gebbia

The 12th youngest billionaire in the US is internet entrepreneur and designer, Joe Gebbia. He’s the co-founder and chief product officer of Airbnb.

More than 300 million people have used Airbnb.

Joe Gebbia is worth over $3.7 billion.

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11. Ernest Garcia III

Age: 37

Net worth: $2.3 B

Source of wealth: Carvana

State: Arizona

Famous for: Selling Used Cars

America’s richest: #363

World’s richest: #1116

Ernest is the co-founder, president, and CEO of Carvana. Carvana is an online platform for buying and selling of used cars. It is based in Tempe, Arizona.

In 2018 Carvana sold about 94, 000 used cars online reaching annual revenues of almost $2 billion.

10. Lynsi Snyder

Age: 37

Net worth: $3 B

Source of wealth: In-N-Out Burger, Inherited

State: California

Famous for: the heiress of In-N-Out Burger

America’s richest: #271

World’s richest: #745

lynsi-snyder

Lynsi Synder is an American businesswoman, owner, president and heiress of the In-N-Out Burger.

In-N-Out is an American regional chain of fast-food restaurants based in Irvine, California. It was founded by Harry Snyder (Lynsi’s grandfather) and has more than 100 locations in the country.

Lynsi is the 10th youngest billionaire in America, with an estimated fortune of $3 billion. She owns a 100% stake at In-N-Out Burger.

9. Drew Houston

Age: 36

Net worth: $2.7 B

Source of wealth: Dropbox, Self-Made

State: California

Famous for: Co-founder, Dropbox

America’s richest: #302

World’s richest: #1008

drew-houston

American internet entrepreneur Drew Houston is among the youngest billionaires in America.

He is the co-founder and CEO of Dropbox, an online file storage, file sharing, and backup service. It has over 500 million users and is valued at more than $10 billion.

“Dropbox brings your files together in one central place. They are easy to find and safely synced across all your devices – so you can access them anytime, anywhere.” – Dropbox, Inc.

Drew Houston owns a 25% stake at Dropbox, the largest individual shareholder.

8. Nathan Blecharczyk

Age: 36

Net worth: $3.7 B

Source of wealth: Airbnb, Self-Made

State: California

Famous for: Co-founder, Airbnb

America’s richest: #207

World’s richest: #568

nathan-blecharczyk

Nathan Blechrczyk is an American business magnate, co-founder, and chief strategy officer of Airbnb.

Airbnb is an American hospitality brokerage and online marketplace service headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Its users are able to arrange or offer lodging and tourism experiences. Airbnb then receives a commission from each booking.

Nathan is also the chairman of Airbnb China and was the company’s first CTO. Airbnb has operations in over 191 countries and 81, 000 cities.

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7. Scott Duncan

Age: 36

Net worth: $6.2 B

Source of wealth: Pipelines, inherited

State: Texas

Famous for: Heir to the fortune of Duncan family

America’s richest: #88

World’s richest: #290

scott-duncan

Scott Duncan is an American billionaire investor and heir to the fortune of the Duncan family. He is the son of Dan Duncan, the co-founder of Enterprise Products.

Scott inherited $3.1 billion after the death of his father and has amassed an estimated wealth of $6.2 billion. This makes him one of the youngest billionaires in America.

Enterprise Products is an American midstream crude oil and natural gas pipeline company based in Houston, Texas.

In the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the biggest corporations in the US by total revenue, the company was ranked number 105.

6. Dustin Moskovitz

Age: 35

Net worth: $10.9 B

Source of wealth: Facebook, Self-Made

State: California

Famous for: Co-founder of Facebook, Asana

America’s richest: #43

World’s richest: #122

dustin-moskovitz

Dustin is the co-founder of both Facebook and Asana. He is the current CEO of Asana, a web and mobile application designed to assist teams to manage, organize and track their work.

After leaving Facebook in 2008, Dustin co-founded Asana. In 2018, the company was valued at $1.5 billion. He has a 3% stake at Facebook which contributes largely to his fortune.

5. Mark Zuckerberg

Age: 35

Net worth: $61 B

Source of wealth: Facebook, Self-Made

State: California

Famous for: Co-founder, Facebook

America’s richest: #5

World’s richest: #8

mark-zuckerberg

The 5th individual on the list is Facebook Co-founder, chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg who is worth $61 billion.

Facebook, Inc. is an American online social media and networking service company headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

In 2007, Zuckerberg became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire at the age of 23.

As of 2019, he is the only individual under 50 in the top ten wealthiest people in the world, and the only one under 40 in the top 20 richest people in the world.

Mark Zuckerberg is also the co-founder and board member of the Solar Sail spacecraft development project and Breakthrough Starshot.

He owns a 15% stake at Facebook.

4. Lukas Walton

Age: 33

Net worth: $15.3 B

Source of wealth: Walmart, Inherited

State: Wyoming

Known for: Heir to the fortune of Walmart

America’s richest: #32

World’s richest: #75

lukas-walton

He is an American billionaire and grandson of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. Being just 33 years of age and with a net worth of $ 15.3 billion, makes him one of the youngest billionaires in America.

Lukas Walton inherited his fortune from his father, John Walton who died in 2005 in a plane crash. Lukas has stakes in Walmart, Arvest Bank, and First Solar.

3. Bobby Murphy

Age: 31

Net worth: $2.3 B

Source of wealth: Snap Inc., Self-Made

State: California

Known for: Co-founder of Snapchat

Overall rank in the US: #354

World’s richest: #1116

bobby-murphy

Bobby Murphy co-founded the social media app Snapchat together with Evan Spiegel. In 2016, Snapchat rebranded to Snap Inc. in order to include other products.

Bobby is a software engineer and the current CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of Snap Inc. Snapchat lets users share disappearing videos, photos or messages with captions, filters, and masks.

In 2015, Murphy was listed as the 2nd youngest billionaire in the world by the Forbes business magazine. Both Bobby and Spiegel own an 18% stake each at Snap Inc.

2. Evan Spiegel

Age: 29

Net worth: $2.3 B

Source of wealth: Snap Inc., Self-Made

State: California

Known for: Co-founder of Snapchat

America’s richest: #354

World’s richest: #1116

evan-spiegel

Evan Spiegel is the 2nd youngest billionaire in America. He’s a businessman, the co-founder, and CEO of Snap Inc.

Snap is an American international social media and technology company with millions of users worldwide.

It was founded in 2011 and is based in Santa Monica, California. Snap Inc. includes Snapchat, Spectacles, Bitmoji and Zenly.

Siegel has an estimated net worth of $2.3 billion and has been America’s youngest billionaire until 2019.

1. Kylie Jenner

Age: 22

Net Worth: $1 B

Source of Wealth: Cosmetics, Self-Made

State: California

World’s richest: #2057

kylie-jenner

At just 22 years of age, Kylie Jenner is the youngest billionaire in the United States.

She’s an American model, media icon, socialite and businesswoman. Kylie Jenner is the founder, CEO, and owner of Kylie Cosmetics, a cosmetic company.

Her company which was formerly known as Kylie Lip Kits and has more than 12 employees. As of March 2019, Kylie Cosmetics was valued at $900 million according to Forbes.

Kylie Jenner is a member of the Kardashian family and is the girlfriend of Travis Scott.


Folks, there you have it. The complete list of the 20 youngest billionaires in America right now. Feel free to leave a comment below about this list.

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