There are roughly 3,000 billionaires on the planet today. Despite making up a tiny percentage of the world’s population, they control most of the wealth. In recent years we’ve seen a new generation emerge to begin making waves in the business arena as the youngest billionaires in the world today.
Many of them made their fortunes in the tech industry. Others inherited staggering fortunes from their deceased parents. Then some worked hard in other sectors with great success. It’s always fascinating and a little disturbing to see who the wealthiest young people in the world are, so let’s get started.
Blecharczyk is one of the oldest people on this list at the grand age of 39. But this still makes him one of the youngest billionaires in the world. The Airbnb co-founder enjoyed tremendous success by changing the way people vacation. These days it’s as common to check Airbnb’s website as it is to book a hotel.
Meanwhile, Blecharczyk continues to host on Airbnb himself. But he maintains his privacy and doesn’t identify himself to his guests. It’s not surprising that he wants to maintain privacy but continues to enjoy the app. Finally, with a fortune of $7.7 billion, Blecharczyk is a highly established billionaire (via The Guardian).