19-year-old Brazilian is considered the youngest billionaire in the world

19-year-old Brazilian is considered the youngest billionaire in the world
19-year-old Brazilian is considered the youngest billionaire in the world
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With a net worth of US$1.1 billion (around R$5 billion), 19-year-old Lívia Voigt de Assis from Santa Catarina was considered the youngest billionaire in the world for the Forbes.

She is the granddaughter of Werner Ricardo Voigt, co-founder of WEG, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of electric motors, who passed away in 2016. Despite still being in college – where she is studying psychology – Lívia and her older sister, Dora Voigt de Assis, 26 , each own 3.1% of the company that exports to more than 135 countries.

The heiresses do not participate in the multinational’s operations, but this did not prevent them from being included in the exclusive list of the 25 youngest billionaires in the world, released this Tuesday (2) by the North American magazine. Both share the title with 18 other heirs and 7 self-made billionaires.

25 youngest billionaires in the world

The second youngest billionaire found by Forbes, for example, was the Italian Clemente Del Vecchio, one of several heirs to the fortune of Leonardo Del Vecchio, founder of EssilorLuxottica, the largest eyewear company in the world and owner of Ray-Ban. He has a fortune estimated at US$4.7 billion (around R$20 billion) and inherited with his mother and six half-siblings a 12.5% ​​stake in the family holding company Delfin, which owns a third of EssilorLuxottica, with the death of his father, in June 2022.

Already the richest heirs, according to Forbes, are the Mistry brothers from Ireland, aged 25 and 27, who are worth around US$4.9 billion each, thanks to the Mumbai-based conglomerate Tata Sons, which covers IT and communications, engineering and energy. They received their minority stakes in Tata following the death of their father, Cyrus Mistry, in 2022.

Among the billionaires self made youngest, John Collison, aged 33, comes first, with a net worth of US$7.2 billion (R$35 billion)

Born near Limerick, Ireland, he and his brother Patrick, 35, sold their first startup – eBay Auctomatic management software, which they formed with brothers Harj and Kulveer Taggar – for $5 million in 2007, when John was in high school. It was just the beginning for the pair: After John enrolled and dropped out of Harvard, he and Patrick founded Stripe, a payments software whose investors included Fidelity and Ireland’s sovereign development fund.

In 2016, a financing round that valued the unicorn at US$9.2 billion made him the youngest billionaire in the world at the age of 26. A public takeover bid in February valued the company at US$65 billion (about R$328 billion)

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