Once upon a time, having a million dollars got you far in life. An elite few could say that they had over 6 digits; fast forward to today and being a billionaire is the new millionaire. Currently, the world is home to 1,826 of the lucky few, including 290 new billionaires within the last year, which 42 of them are women. Between the lot of them, their total net worth works out to about $7.05 trillion!
Thanks to the oil industry, John D. Rockefeller became the first confirmed billionaire in the United States in 1916. Bill Gates, Carlos Slim Helu, Warren Buffett and Amancio Ortega take the top 4 spots as the richest people on the planet at the moment.
As of March 2015, women broke past records, as the world consists of 197 female billionaires, which is up from 2014 with 172. Topping the list of the wealthiest women are Oprah, Laurene Powell Jobs, Spanx creator Sara Blakely and Tory Burch. Out of the 1,826 total billionaires, 46 of those men and women are under the age of 40. Dustin Moskovitz is the world's richest male billionaire at a cool $8.6 billion. Come with us and take a look at some of the youngest female billionaires!
10 52 years old- Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, $8.7 Billion
9 51 years old- Laurene Powell Jobs, $20.4 Billion
8 41 years old- Lee Seo-Hyun, $1.3 Billion
7 41 years old- Ana Lucia de Mattos Barretto Villela, $3.6 Billion
6 39 years old- Serra Sabanci, $1.1 Billion
5 38 years old- Yvonne Bauer, $2.4 Billion
4 34 years old- Marie Besnier Beauvalot, $2.5 Billion
3 33 years old -Yang Huiyan, $4.7 Billion
2 31 years old- Elizabeth Holmes, $4.6 Billion
1 24 years old - Perenna Kei, $1.3 Billion
Receiving a Bachelor's degree from the University of London in economics and finance, helped out Perenna with her holding of an 85% in Logan Property Holdings through multiple companies in the Cayman Islands and Guernsey, and a family trust. Logan Property sells mid to high-end properties in Shenzhen. Having such a large stake makes her the world's youngest billionaire, surpassing Facebook co-founder, Dustin Moskovitz. Her father, Ji Haipeng, put Perenna as heir to his assets, but as CEO and chairman he still primarily controls the company. She was once known by the name "Ji Peili", Perenna is a non-executive director at the company.
Sources- forbes.com, wantchinatimes.com
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