20/07/2021

Categories: Computing, Undergradute

Young, Rich and in Tech Youngest Billionaires

Working in tech has many perks…from high salaries and a great workplace culture to big opportunities in entrepreneurship! Could you be the next billionaire?

The University of Bolton’s BSc Hons Computing degree is a first step for those wanting to work in the tech world. As one of the most dynamic sectors, it’s a platform for young success like we’ve never seen before. 

Young tech billionaires have transformed the industry, flipping old stereotypes on their heads and making technology a hugely exciting field for those with big ambitions. And if you have an interest in all things digital, our course could be for you.

To inspire that fire in your belly, here’s a look at some of the youngest tech billionaires right now.

Mark Zuckerberg  

It goes without saying that Facebook’s founding father is on our list. He’s currently worth over £86 billion, and makes between £4 million and £8.5 million every single day. He’s 37 years old now, but he became a millionaire at the tender age of 22.

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Evan Spiegel

As the co-founder of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel was one of the youngest tech billionaires in the business. He started the app with friends Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown while studying at Stanford University.

On the day that Snapchat began trading on the New York Stock Exchange, Spiegel became one of the youngest public company CEOs.

Daniel Ek

Aged 38, this Swedish entrepreneur is a shining example of young success in the tech world. He founded the music streaming service Spotify back in 2006, and it operated exclusively in Europe for three years before launching in the US. When the company went public in 2018, it was valued at a huge £20 billion!

Today, Spotify has over 150 million paid subscribers and a valuation of over £40 billion.

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Zhang Yiming

He’s best known for TikTok, but his tech company ByteDance came about in 2012, accruing over 800 million daily users back in the day! Just seven years later, it was valued at almost £55 billion, making him a billionaire several times over.

As well as TikTok, this Chinese multinational internet technology company also owns a number of other successful content platforms and apps, such as Douyin, Toutiao, Xigua Video, Helo, Lark and BytePlus.

Austin Russell

At just 25 years of age, Austin Russell is one of the youngest billionaires in the world. He founded Luminar Technologies when he was 17, a start-up in Silicon Valley that pioneers sensors for self-driving cars.

His net worth has soared to over £1.7 billion after his company went public on the Nasdaq in late 2020. Not only is he one of the richest people in the world, but his business is ground breaking, and will lead us into a smart future of robotic intelligence and automation.

Study computing in Greater Manchester

Are you inspired by these great examples of young success in the tech world? Not only are there excellent salaries and global prospects, but computing can be a great course if you have an ideas for a start-up.

To find out more about applying for our course in September 2021, head over to the BSc Hons Computing course page.

Or if you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on +44 (0)1204 903 394 or admissions@bolton.ac.uk.

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