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It’s hard enough achieving success by the time you’re thirty. The youngest billionaires in the world on this list did it even before their eighteenth birthdays. Of course, their filthy rich parents had a huge hand in it. Not all billionaires – like Warren Buffet or Bill Gates – will pass on all of their fortune to their kids. But when your father is a billionaire, surely you can enjoy the title of being the richest teen in the world.
10. Valentina Paloma Pinault, $12 million and counting
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The young daughter of Salma Hayek (net worth $85 million) and corporate executive Francois Henri Pinault (net worth $15 billion) is listed as having a net worth of $12 million. That’s the value of the family home that’s in her name. Little Valentina is not technically a billionaire yet, but she will soon be among the contenders for the richest teen in the world. When you’ve got a billionaire dad and a not less wealthy mom, it’s not a stretch to think that you’ll do just fine when you’re past your teens and inherit all that fortune.
9. Blue Ivy Carter, $1 billion
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The daughter of Beyonce and JayZ, Blue Ivy is one of the wealthiest billionaires who are under 18. And she may well grow to become the richest teen in the world, if she doesn’t have to split her inheritance with her new siblings. Her self-made mum is worth 350 million. Her dad is worth $810 million. Together, the couple has made a billionaire baby who is adorable to boot. Plus the five-year-old has just had a beauty line launched in her name!
8. Athina Onassis, $1 billion
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This Greek heiress is no longer a teen. But when she was 18, she inherited her shipping tycoon father’s fortune. She’s not been one to rest on her inheritance, however. She took a little more than half her father’s fortune, and donated the rest to charity. She’s also great on horses, and has made quite a name for herself in show jumping.
7. Alexandra Andresen, $1.2 billion
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In 2016, Norwegian heiress Alexandra Andresen was 19 and the richest teen in the world. This was thanks to her stakes in her father’s tobacco company, which amounted to $1.2 billion. But what many people didn’t know is that she had owned her company shares for a while before that. The young heiress also loves horses and is in no hurry to play an active role in her dad’s business. But one thing did change for her when the news of her wealth was published. She immediately received 500 friend requests on Facebook!
6. Prince George Alexander Louis, $1 billion
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This little baby is arguably one of the youngest billionaires in the world, worth a billion dollars. What has the baby done to deserve it? When you’re the kid of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and third in line to the throne of the UK, you can’t help having a lot of money even before you know what it means! The three-year-old also inherits the Crown Estate, which is worth more than $5 billion. In addition, he’ll have $400 million a year to live on comfortably for the rest of his life.
5. Donald Trump’s Kids, $4.5 billion
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It’s common knowledge that the President of the United States is rich. He was the heir of a real estate tycoon, and enjoyed many successful business ventures himself before entering into politics. And the cliché that billionaires tend to have more kids is definitely true in Trump’s case – he has five. The oldest is 37 and the youngest is 9. They’ll have to share their father’s inheritance, of course. But at $4.5 billion, this inheritance is still way more than most kids are entitled to!
4. Zachary & Alexa Dell, $20.3 billion
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The Dell kids, Zachary (17) and Alexa (20), are all set to inherit dad Michael Dell’s $20.3 billion fortune. They are also two of the most high profile billionaires who are under 18. Even before they get their hands on the assets, they’re living the good life, as you can see from Zachary’s lavish mid-air meal!
Alexa has made quite a name for herself by being prolific on Twitter and even revealing her family’s GPS location on vacation. Michael Dell immediately had her social media shut down. He would, when he spends millions on personal security! When your dad is the founder of America’s most successful PC company, life can get a little tough even for the youngest billionaires in the world.
3. The Kids of Google Founders, $45.3 billion
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The kids of Larry Page and Sergey Brin are set to inherit a whale of a fortune from their dads. Larry Page has two kids, 8 and 6 years old. Sergey Brin has two kids with his estranged wife. Whether or not there are more additions to the family, they will continue to be two of the youngest billionaires in the world.
2. The Daughter of Mark Zuckerberg, 62.5 billion
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is currently worth $62.5 billion. His two-year-old daughter Maxima Chan isn’t even aware that she numbers among the billionaires who are under 18. With such a talented dad and mum (Priscilla Chan is a pediatrician) it’s to be hoped little Max will make good use of her inheritance, just like her parents. The Zuckerberg family is known for their philanthropy and their famously frugal lifestyle.
1. The Children of Bill Gates, $89.1 billion
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Bill Gates has famously said that he won’t leave all his money to his kids. But that doesn’t change the fact that his three kids are some of the wealthiest billionaires who are under 18. Despite being a tech magnate, Gates didn’t let his kids have cellphones until they were 14. And he strictly restricts screen time before bed. Gates himself wears a $10 watch. Clearly these kids won’t grow up to be spoiled!
We hope you found this list interesting. We all have our guilty pleasures, and what’s more fun than keeping an eye on celebrities who have it all and seeing how they turn out? If you think we’ve missed a name on the list, do feel free to let us know.