Bill Gates was the youngest billionaire

Become a millionaire: This is the age at which Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg made it

There are studies for absolutely everything. One of the American investment firm Fidelity Investments in 2017 found that it can take a long time to reach the zenith of your career. For many, this is often only when it is almost time to withdraw from the labor market: on average at the age of 58.5 for women and 59.3 for men.

Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Co .: That's how young they became millionaires

Of course there is always someone who breaks the statistics. For example, Mark Zuckerberg, one of the richest men in the world, who refutes any theory. Because he and these other successful business people got to the top so much earlier:

Bill Gates

It almost feels like he's been at the top of the list of the richest men in the world all his life ... and almost he is. He is now 64 years old and has been a millionaire since he was 25 (a multimillionaire since the age of 31 - that is, with a fortune over 100 million dollars), six years after founding Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1975. Today he has transferred a large part of its billions in assets to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private non-profit foundation in the world, which today uses its money to help improve the current health situation. (Also Read: How You Can Adopt Bill Gates' Investment Strategy)

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in his home garage in Seattle in 1994, and the dollars rained down on him: he officially became a millionaire at the age of 33. If you consider that half the planet is now being supplied with everything it needs thanks to the e-commerce giant (between March and April 2020, Amazon hired 175,000 more employees worldwide), we don't want to know how many zeros Bezos, 56 , can add to his checking account in the next few years. He currently has $ 145.4 billion in net worth. (Also Read: Jeff Bezos: The 5 Most Expensive Things The World's Richest Man Owns)

Jack Ma

The “Chinese Jeff Bezos”, founder and boss of Alibaba, followed in the American's footsteps early on. He achieved his millionaire status at the age of 35 and joined the Billionaires Club a decade later. And he started his career as an English teacher! But unlike Bezos, who is currently number one on Forbes' list of the richest men in the world, Ma is “only” number 17 at $ 41.5 billion.

Mark Zuckerberg

Another name that has long been a staple of the money rankings. Without Kylie Jenner of the Kardashian clan, Zuckerberg would still be number one as the world's youngest billionaire today. The now 35-year-old tech mogul had his first billion at the age of 23, four years after founding Facebook at Harvard University. Jenner was 21 years old.

Evan Spiegel

His parents already had a fortune that allowed him to grow up with all the conveniences. So much so that when he was still living with his father, he contacted Greg Grande, a set designer from “Friends”, to have his room redecorated. When he was 23 years old, Spiegel was already a millionaire himself. By age 25, he was the CEO of Snapchat, the mobile application he co-founded while studying at Stanford University, and had nearly $ 2 billion in his bank account. His net worth currently stands at $ 3.6 billion.

Michael Bloomberg

He was born into a family with little prospects, but life was kind to him, and after studying electrical engineering he worked every day at a Wall Street investment bank, Solomon Brothers, for 15 years. Until he was released and received $ 10 million in compensation. In 1981 he co-founded the media and financial information company that bears his name, and by the age of 52 he was a multimillionaire. Today, the former mayor of New York is worth around $ 60 billion. (Also interesting: Bezos, Musk, Zuckerberg: In such a short time the great CEOs earn the annual salary of us mere mortals)

Amancio Ortega

The current owner of the Zara empire began his career in 1963 as a self-made man. He started with a small family workshop in La Coruña that made dresses for women. In 1975 he opened the first Zara boutique. And although his personal career has been discreet, Business Insider website Forbes estimates he became a millionaire at the age of 49. And a multimillionaire of retirement age: 65. But it's never too late, is it? (Also Read: 7 Lies About Getting Rich That Too Many People Believe)

The article appeared under the title A qué edad se hicieron multimillonarios los hombres más ricos del mundo: Amancio Ortega, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates ... Originally from GQ Spain.

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