Powerful People Under 30


30 is the new 40.

The powerful people in the world becomes younger and younger. The shift from business suits to jeans and shirts is basically caused by a simple age change.

No. This doesn’t mean that the fountain of youth has been found. But it is true that some fountain of drive among the 20’s make them powerful and wealthy in their 30’s.

Mark Zuckerberg
Estimated at $13 Billion

The history of Facebook has fascinated the world. Being the CEO and co-counder of the world’s biggest social media today, Mark is the most watched CEO in this generation.

Dustin Moskovitz
Estimated at $3.5 Billion

He is the third employee in Facebook. He is the owner of the social media’s 5 percent share.

He was a co-founder of Asana, which has seen continuous growth in 4 years. He is one of the world’s youngest billionaires.

Chris Hughes
Estimated at $935 Million

Being one of the first four founders of Facebook, he rose as one of the most influential under 30’s of his time. He helped in the online campaign of Barack Obama in 2008.

Adam D’Angelo
Estimated at $680 Million

He first worked with Facebook and then later went on to set up Quora, a ‘Q-and-A’ website mainly organized by its users.

Kevin Systrom
Estimated at $400 Million

He was an intern at the company that handled the launching of Twitter, Odeo. He also worked at Google. He graduated from Standford. He then co-founded Instagram which was sold to Facebook. He was also a founder of an html5 based location sharing device called Burbn.

Drew Houston
Estimated at $600 Million

Drew Houston came up with the idea and then they set up Dropbox. It was said that Dropbox was inspired by a time when Houston left his flash drive and forgot to take it with him. He worked with Bit9, Hubspot, and Accolade before going into the Dropbox venture.

Arash Ferdowsi
Estimated at $400 Million

Together with Drew Houston, they set up Dropbox. It is a program where you can access your files online.

David Karp
Tumblr founder and CEO. Estimated at $200 Million.

David was already earning money as early as 11 years old as a website designer. The growth of Tumblr is his main source of income.

Justin Rosenstein & Blake Ross
These two guys were estimated at $150 Million.

If you are familiar with Mozilla FireFox, then it is just right to know its co-founder, Ross. Together with Joe Hewitt, they also created Parakey, the first acquisition in Facebook’s history. He was the director of the product under Facebook. He resigned on February 22, 2013.

Justin on the other hand worked in Google as a Google Page Creator at Google. He was then hired by Facebook in 2007 and supervised the ‘Like’ button and pages among other Facebook features. His main source of wealth is the company he co-founded in 2007, Asana, which is a paltform for professionals working in teams.

If you are still not getting this, being in the world of innovation and technology will propel you to new heights in so many ways and avenue.


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