The Economist has ranked the world’s richest people by their wealth/age ratio. According to this ranking, Mark Zuckerberg is the world’s richest person when adjusted for age.
“Mark Zuckerberg is already a rich man. The most recent tally of the world’s wealthiest people by Forbes magazine put the Facebook founder’s net worth at $13.5 billion in 2011, ranking him 52nd in the world. Now Mr. Zuckerberg is set to become considerably richer. His 28.4 percent stake in Facebook could see his fortune rise to as much as $28.4 billion, assuming that Facebook’s recently announced share offering is valued at $199 billion. That would place him ninth in the last year’s rankings. But what may be cost remarkable is Zuckerberg’s youth. At 27, he is the youngest of the plutocrats by a considerable margin. In the top 100, only Larry page and Sergey Brin, the co-founders of Google, are also under 40. Indeed, adjusted for years of age, Mr. Zuckerberg will be the richest man in the world,” as stated by ‘The Economist Online’.
The top 10 people who made their name in this list are as follows:
1. Mark Zuckerberg: Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American Computer Programmer and Internet Entrepreneur who has co-created the social networking site, Facebook. He co-founded Facebook in 2004 along with his Harvard classmates Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes. He is also the Chief Executive of the same. After the success of Facebook, he dropped out from Harvard University.
He is tagged as the ‘Person of the Year’ by Time’s Magazine in 2010. Forbes has listed him as the ninth powerful people in the world, and ranked him as 52nd Forbes Billionaires. His personal wealth is $17.5 billion as estimated in 2011. With this wealth in the age of 27, he is the world’s youngest billionaires.