The Age When 17 Self-Made Billionaires Earned Their First Million

The Age When 17 Self-Made Billionaires Earned Their First Million

Not all of them found success as quickly as Mark Zuckerberg, who became a millionaire at 22.

Mark Zuckerberg had $1 million in the bank at the ripe age of 22, while Larry Ellison didnt reach millionaire status until age 42. Today, theyre both billionaires.

Some successful entrepreneurs strike it rich early on. For others, it takes decades.

Using aninfographicfrom UK-based web platformFleximize, weve broken out the age at which Zuckerberg, Ellison, Cuban, and other self-made billionaires made their first million.

The Facebook cofounder and CEO became a millionaire in 2006 at age 22.

It didnt take long for him to make the leap from self-made millionaire to billionaire. At the age of 23, Facebooks IPO made Zuckerbergthe youngest self-made billionaire in history.

The Snapchat cofounder and CEO became a millionaire in 2013 atage 23.

Two years later, the value in his Snapchat shares reached $1 billion, making him a 25-year-old self-made billionaire.

Britains high-profile billionaire earnedhis first million in 1973 atage 23.

Nearly two decades later, the Virgin Group founder reached self-made-billionaire status at age 41.

The Telecom magnate became a self-made millionaire in 1965 at age25, thanks to real-estate investments.

About 25 years later, his net worth passed $1 billion at age 51, and today, he is thesecond-richest person in the world.

Googles cofounder earned his first million in 1999 atage 25.

The companysIPO in 2004 sent his net worth over $1 billion, making him a self-made billionaire at age 30.

Microsofts cofounder became a self-made millionaire in 1981 at age 26, thanks toMicrosofts IPO.

The value in hisshares surpassed $1 billion by the timehe was 31, makinghim the youngest billionaire ever at the time. Today,Gates is the richest man in the world.

The cofounder of PayPal and Tesla Motors and founder of SpaceX reached self-made-millionaire status in 1999 atage 27 when he sold a web-software company for over $300 million.

By age 41, his net worth had surpassed $1 billion.

It only took one year of running her company, Spanx, before Blakely became a millionaire in 2000 at age 29.

A little over a decade later,shebecamethe youngest self-made womanbillionaireat age 41.

The investing legend and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway became a millionaire in 1960 at age 30.

He reached self-made-billionaire status by age 56and is currentlythe third-richest man in the world.

The Shark Tank investor and Dallas Mavericks owner became a millionaire in 1990 atage 32, when he sold his first company, MicroSolutions.

Less than 10 years later, he sold his second company, , and became a self-made billionaire at age 40.

The media mogul and queen of daytime television became a self-made millionaire in 1986 at age 32. In 2003, she became the first black womanbillionaire in historyat age 49.

The founder of Lens Technology became a self-made millionaire in 2003 atage 33.

In 2015, Lens Technology went public, making her a billionaire andthe worlds richest self-made woman at age 45.

Amazons founder and CEO became a self-made millionaire in 1997 at age 33when Amazons IPO raised $54 million.A quick two years later he achieved billionaire status at age 35.

The creator of Star Wars and founder of production company Lucasfilm became a self-made millionaire in 1978 atage 34. His stake in Lucasfilm helped him make the jump from millionaire to billionaire at age 52.

The co-CEO of online-gambling firm Bet365 became a millionaire in 2005 atage 38 after selling her company for $40 million.Her 50% stake in Bet365 made her a self-made billionaire by age 47.

The former eBay CEO, and current Hewlett-Packard CEO, became a self-made millionaire in 1996 at age 40. Two years later, at age 42, her net worth exceeded $1 billion after she took eBay public.

The founder and CEO of Oracle became a self-made millionaire in 1986 atage 42. Shortly after, he achieved billionaire status at age 49, thanks to his stake in Oracle and the companysrapid growth.