Last month, money mag Forbes released their annual list of the world's richest men and women, which included familiar names such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. The list tallied 1,826 billionaires all in all. But the overall tally was not what's amazing in this year's version. What's amazing is the fact that 46 of them were under 40 years of age—a record.
How did these young guns made so much money in such a short time? Below are their "secrets"!
1) MARK ZUCKERBERG
The Facebook Godfather rose to the 16th richest spot this year—his first time to crack the Top 20.
Net worth: $33.4 billion
2) ELIZABETH HOLMES
A Stanford University dropout who founded the blood testing company Theranos
Net worth: $4.5 billion
3) DREW HOUSTON
Founder of cloud-based file storage service, Dropbox
Net worth: $1.2 billion
4) JACK DORSEY
The chairman of Twitter
Net worth: $2.7 billion
5) NICHOLAS WOODMAN
The GoPro inventor
Net worth: $2.4 billion
6) MOHAMMED DEWJI
Industrial kingpin in Tanzania who launched Mo Cola in 2014 to compete with Coca Cola
Net worth: $1.25 billion
Image via Mohammed Dewji's Facebook page
7) JAN KOUM
The founder of the world's biggest messaging app, Whatsapp, home to over 400 million active users.
Net worth: $6.6 billion
8) TRAVIS KALANICK
The big boss at controversial ride-booking service, Uber
Net worth: $5.2 billion
9) SEAN PARKER
The tech rebel who founded Napster, and assisted in the growth of other tech giants such as Facebook and Spotify
Net worth: $2.5 billion
10) EVAN SPIEGEL
The youngest billionaire in this year's list, he's one of the founders of messaging app Snapchat, a service that has soared to 100 million users since its launch in 2011.
Net worth: $1.5 billion