Rich kids: Three Facebook co-owners top under 30 global billionaire list

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and two other co-founders of the social networking platform, Dustin Moskovitzand Chris Hughes, have topped the list of ultra wealthy technopreneurs aged 30and under with a combined net worth of $22.4 billion, according to data compiled by WealthX,a Singapore-based intelligencefirm.

 Rich kids: Three Facebook co-owners top under 30 global billionaire list

AFP

The combined wealth of the three represents nearly 90 percent of the total fortune in the billionaire list.

Zuckerberg's net worth increased by $3.7 billion to $17.3 billion after Facebook sharessoared on 24 July on mobile advertising revenue that ignited a 20 percent rally.

With a fortune of $17.3 billion, Zuckerberg leads the all-male roster.

CofounderMoskovitz, Zuckerberg's former roommate and now CEO at Asana, an online shared task list, sawhis fortune rise nearly $1 billion to $4.2 billion, while Hughes, a Facebook spokesman until 2007 and nowpublisher and editor-in-chief of News Republic, the 98-year-old magazine he bought in 2012 for anundisclosed amount, is in at third spot with a net worth of $$950 million, according to Wealth-X.

Here's a list of the top ten ultra wealthy technopreneurs:

Data provided by Wealth X

Data provided by Wealth X

According to the report, the men in the list have accumulated a massive $25 billion between them bygrowing their companies, mostly within the last decade.

Wealth-X data also shows that eight out of the 10 men are based in California, reaffirming the status of the US West Coast as a hub for technological innovation.

Updated Date: Dec 20, 2014 22:39:31 IST