Wealth-X Reveals: The Wealthiest Person At Each Decade

23 Nov, 2015, 04:00 ET from Wealth-X

SINGAPORE, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Wealth-X today released a list of the wealthiest person at each decade, from their 20s through their 90s, revealing insights into wealth creation at different ages.

The list shows that:

  • Americans in the tech industry dominated the list.
  • The wealthiest individual across all age groups is Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and the Bill & Melinda Foundation co-chairman, age 60, with a net worth of US$87.3 billion as of 20 November.
  • The least wealthy person on the list is also the youngest — Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, age 25, with a current net worth of US$2 billion.
  • Only one woman made the list: Liliane Bettencourt, the 93-year-old French heiress to the L'Oreal cosmetics empire, with a current net worth of US$31.4 billion.

Entrepreneurship was a common theme across the age groups: all of the individuals, with one exception, are self-made billionaires.

Below is the list of the wealthiest person in each decade. Click on each name for a Wealth-X dossier of the individual:

Decade

Name

Age

Nationality

Net Worth
(in US$ billions)*

Primary Company/Organisation

Wealth Source

20s

Evan Spiegel

25

American

2.0

Snapchat

Self-made

30s

Mark Zuckerberg

31

American

47.2

Facebook

Self-made

40s

Larry Page

42

American

41.6

Alphabet – Google

Self-made

50s

Jeff Bezos

51

American

60.0

Amazon

Self-made

60s

Bill Gates

60

American

87.3

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Self-made

70s

Amancio Ortega Gaona

79

Spanish

73.2

Inditex

Self-made

80s

Warren Buffett

85

American

62.4

Berkshire Hathaway

Self-made

90s

Liliane Bettencourt

93

French

31.4

L'Oreal

Inherited

*net worth as of 20 November 2015

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