Mighty Young Billionaires
It seems that the ultra rich are getting that way younger and younger. There’s many who simply inherited a pile of cash such as Yang Huiyan, who’s China’s richest woman. She has a $7.4 billion fortune, given by her father, Yeung Kwok Keung.
Many did it the old fashion way, they earned it. The Ukraine’s youngest billionaire, Kostyantin Zhevago, now 34 years old is worth $3.4 billion and is currently a deputy in Ukraine’s parliament. Then there’s American John Arnold, who sped through Vanderbilt University in three years and became an oil trader for Enron, banking about $750 million in 2001.
After the business collapsed, he started his own hedge fund, Centaurus Energy. He has done very well indeed, with a debut on Forbes’ World’s Billionaires list – net worth of $1.5 billion. Full article