Monday, October 11, 2010

Youngest U.S. billionaire

The Facebook phenomenon strikes again, this time to help catapult two new 20 and many in the ranks of the richest in America for the first time and lowering the average age of U.S. richest slightly to 65.7. Only eight American billionaires are under 40 years, and three of them co-founder of Facebook.

The youngest? Not that you think it is. the world's youngest billionaire is now 26 years old, Dustin Moskovitz, who is eight days younger than his former Harvard roommate and co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. The social networking site first chief technology officer, Moskovitz left in 2008 and began Asana, a software company that enables individuals and small businesses to work better. The company has attracted more of the same principles as Facebook supporters and may one day be worth something. For now, however, Forbes estimated Moskovitz entire fortune of $ 1,400,000,000 from its 6 percent stake in Facebook.

Zuckerberg can not reign as the youngest member of the Forbes 400, but has won bragging rights as the year of highest percentage - his net worth rose to $ 6.9 billion, up from $ 2 billion, making a value nearly five times more than Moskovitz and even more of Apple.

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