Being a successful entrepreneur doesn’t mean you have to have tons of life experience. Some people have built a hugely successful business before they even reach the age of 40. You may know some of their names, but their stories prove that success could be right around the corner for anyone.
Millions of people all around the world use Facebook, and Mark Zuckerberg has created one of the biggest businesses using social media platforms. Starting as an idea in a dorm about a way for college students to find each other, it quickly grew to be so much more. Facebook connects friends to each other from near and far, allows businesses ways to market to specific audiences, and helps people get together. Now, at the age of 32, Zuckerberg is the fifth richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of $55.3 billion.
While everyone knows the name of Mark Zuckerberg, many don’t know Dustin Moskovitz. Also 32, Moskovitz helped co-found Facebook. He was one of the four, but Moskovitz and Zuckerberg remained two of the biggest stars of the business. Moskovitz quickly became the first chief technology officer, and then later became the vice president of engineering. In 2008, he left Facebook and started a new company called Asana. He is also the biggest angel investor of the mobile photo-sharing app, Path. Now, Moskovitz is reportedly worth $10.4 billion in net worth.
Garrett Camp has had several dreams during his lifetime, and he’s created some of the biggest apps on our phones including Uber, StumbleUpon, and Expa. StumbleUpon was his first hit app and rose through the ranks until it gained attention from eBay. It was purchased for $75 million, and Camp began his new venture—Uber. Uber is the app that’s replacing the classic taxi service all around the United States. Expa is his most recent endeavor and is a startup studio that works with founders to develop and launch new products. Currently, at the age of 28, his net worth is $6 billion.
Everyone may not use Nathan Blecharczyk’s website, but it’s easily one of the best ways you can find a hotel or room anywhere in the world. Blecharczyk is the co-founder and chief technology officer for AirBnB, which is a site where you can find a room, house, or apartment for rent rather than a hotel room. At the young age of 32, he’s already worth $3.3 billion in net worth.
Brian Chesky is where AirBnB started, with just three air mattresses and the idea of an Airbed and Breakfast. Thankfully, the idea expanded into one of the best room finding sites on the internet. Chesky is also on this list because of his creative funding techniques, including special-edition cereals called “Obama O’s” and “Cap’n McCains.” This original idea was exactly what AirBnB needed to get accepted by Y Combinator to seed it’s funding program. Chesky is only 35 and already has a net worth of $3.3 billion.