So, my favorite hate list for 2008 is here.
Billionaires are getting younger. Forbes magazine released its list of the world’s mega-rich Wednesday and said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, 23, became the youngest ever self-made billionaire. Buffett is 77, Gates is 52 and Slim is 68, but there are now 50 billionaires younger than 40, and 34 of them are self-made. The average age of all billionaires has dropped to 61 from 64 in 2004, partly because of the growth of young, self-made Russian and Chinese billionaires. Mainland China’s richest person is 26-year-old real estate heiress Yang Huiyan (No. 125), worth $7.4 billion.
The biggest gainer over the last year is 48-year-old Indian businessman Anil Ambani. Now here is something that drives me ever so jealous. His wealth jumped $24 billion, or nearly $3 million an hour. Friggin’ cool !
That gives me one quick way to make that list…. “Mr.Ambani, how about swapping watches…:-)”