The 10 Richest Millennial Entrepreneurs in America


Millennials have surpassed baby boomers to become America’s largest population–and many are also generating serious cash. Although research suggests that the likelihood of children out-earning their parents has declined sharply, a number of Millennial entrepreneurs (those between the ages of 19 and 35, according to Pew’s definition) — have a combined net worth eclipsing $79 billion.

These are the 10 richest Millennial entrepreneurs in the U.S., according to Forbes:

1. Mark Zuckerberg

The famed Facebook co-founder and CEO, 32, has an estimated net worth of more than $50 billion.

2. Dustin Moscovitz

Moscovitz helped Zuckerberg launch the social media giant before leaving in 2008 to co-found Asana, a workflow software company. The 32-year-old maintains a roughly 3 percent stake in Facebook, however, and has an estimated net worth of $9.6 billion.

3. Nathan Blecharczyk (tie)

Blecharczyk is the co-founder and CTO of Airbnb, the peer-to-peer lodgings site valued at $30 billion, and a former Inc. Company of the Year. At just 33 years-old, the entrepreneur has an estimated net worth of nearly $4 billion ($3.8 billion.)

4. Brian Chesky (tie)

The 35-year-old co-founder and CEO of Airbnb is also valued at nearly $4 billion.

5. Joe Gebbia (tie)

Gebbia helped to launched Airbnb back in 2008. With a net worth of nearly $4 billion, he currently serves as chief product officer, helping the company to expand into international markets.

6. Evan Spiegel

The co-founder of Snap Inc. (previously known as Snapchat) is now leading the social media giant to a hotly anticipated IPO, scheduled for early 2017. Spiegel, 26, is worth $2.1 billion.

7. Bobby Murphy

Murphy, 28, co-founded Snapchat back in 2011 (he and Spiegel were fraternity brothers at Stanford). Today, he’s worth $1.8 billion.

8. Ryan Graves

The first employee ever hired at Uber — the ride-sharing giant reportedly valued at $68 billion — Graves has focused on expansion projects at the company, such as the food delivery service uberEATS. The 33-year-old has a net worth of $1.58 billion.

9. Ben Silbermann

The co-founder and CEO of Pinterest, the scrapbooking site valued at more than $11 billion, is worth $1.57 million. Silbermann is 34-years-old.

10. John Collison

The world’s youngest self-made billionaire, Collison launched Stripe back in 2010 — along with his brother, Patrick Collison. Today, their payments processing business is worth as much as $9.2 billion. The entrepreneur, 26, is worth $1.1 billion.

Source: Entrepreneur

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