- Age: 37
This young self-made billionaire hails from Russia, owning that country’s second-largest cell phone merchant Svyaznoy. Additionally, Nogotkov has invested in online stores, jewelry franchises and banks. His net-worth is estimated at roughly $1.3 billion.
- Age: 37
You can almost think of Yoshikazu Tanaka as Japan’s Mark Zuckerberg. After launching his social networking service, GREE, in 2004, he soon became Asia’s youngest self-made billionaire and even the world’s second youngest self-made billionaire – second only to the Zuck – in 2010. And despite his young age, his wealth also broke the list of Japan’s 40 richest billionaires and continues to expand his empire through mobile games and lucrative Internet services.
- Age: 36
Based in Tokyo, Naruatsu Baba and his company Colopl, Inc. own 5 of the world’s top-grossing apps for Google’s Android phone. The company, valued at just over $2 billion, is credited with games like “Catastrophic Zombies,” “Treasure Detective” and “Dino Dominion.” And Baba has no plans of slowing down. He plans to continue the exponential growth of his company – and wealth – by producing 30 new games every year.
- Age: 36
After working as a wireless engineer at Apple for a few years, Robert Pera realized he wanted to have his own success, faster. He founded his own wireless tech startup, Ubiquiti Networks, in 2005. Today, he’s also the principal owner of the Memphis Grizzlies NBA franchise and has a net worth of roughly $1.5 billion.
- Age: 34
The oldest of the Facebook gang, Sean Parker had already gained worldwide notoriety long before serving as the social network’s first president. At the young age of 19, Parker launched the revolutionary program Napster, which has been called the fastest growing business of all time, and the invention that flipped the music industry on its head. In addition to stirring up controversy over his lavish wedding last year, Parker serves on the Board of Directors for major internet companies including Spotify and Yammer and has an estimated net worth of $2.1 billion.