According to Forbes 2017 list of youngest billionaires in the world, the world youngest billionaire is Alexandra Andresen, a 20-year-old girl from Norway. She became the youngest billionaire after inheriting some of her father’s wealth. Alexandra Andresen worth is estimated at $1.2 billion.
According to Wikipedia, her father, Johan H. Andresen (Jnr.) in 2007, transferred most of the Ferd Holding shares, for an estimated value of NOK 12 billion, to his two daughters, Alexandra Andresen and Katharina Andresen. This transfer made both sisters rank first and second youngest billionaires in the world respectively and are ranked as the 1,475th richest people in the world by Forbes magazine.
The Andresen’s family owns a cigarette company known as Tiedemanns Tobaksfabrik, the largest producer of Cigarette in Norway. It was founded by her great-great-great-grandfather who bought it in 1849 and has since been passed down until her father, Johan H. Andresen (Jnr.) became the owner and CEO in 1998.
Alexandra Andresen Profession & Trophies
She is also professional horse rider and has won many trophies. In 2013, she won the bronze medal at the European Junior Riders Championships held in Compiegne, France, and won a silver medal at the 2014 European Junior Riders Championships held in Arezzo, Italy on her stallion Belamour.
The world’s youngest female billionaire, Alexandra Andresen is currently training to compete in Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.
Other Forbes’ 10 youngest billionaires and net-worth this 2017 include:
2. Dustin Moskovitz net worth: $2.7 billion
3. Mark Zuckerberg net worth: $13.5 billion
4. Albert net worth: $2 billion
5. Scott Duncan net worth: $3.1 billion
6. Eduardo net worth: $1.6 billion
7. Yang net worth: $4.1 billion
8. Fahd Hariri net worth: $1.5 billion
9. Sean net worth: $1.6 billion
10. Ayman Hariri: $1.6 billion