10 Entrepreneurs who became Self-Made Millionaires before 30 10 Entrepreneurs who became Self-Made Millionaires before 30
In this golden era of cut-throat and global competition, success is something that we all crave for. Everybody in this world wants to be... 10 Entrepreneurs who became Self-Made Millionaires before 30

In this golden era of cut-throat and global competition, success is something that we all crave for. Everybody in this world wants to be rich and become a millionaire. Most people take decades to amass a fortune and thinking, all of it can be achieved by the age of 30 is like a fantasy. Yet there are oodles of examples out there of young entrepreneurs who have worked their butts off to make it a reality. These youngsters knew firsthand that there is no minimum age  to become a millionaire. One doesn’t need to be born into money or privilege to be successful, all it takes is a fantastic idea and enormous amount of passion and courage to achieve it.

Let’s take a look at some of these young entrepreneurs who made millions before 30 !

1. Evan Spiegel: 26

Residence: Los Angeles, California

Estimated wealth: $2.1 billion


At the ripe age of 25, Evan launched the popular photos sharing app, Snapchat with two of his former Stanford classmates. Now, he as the CEO of Snapchat is the youngest billionaire in the world.

2. John Collison: 26

Residence: San Francisco, California

Estimated wealth: $1 billion


In 2011, The Harvard dropout cofounded an online payment company with his brother Patrick called Stripe. The Irish-born brothers are now living in San Francisco, where the company is based.

3. Bobby Murphy: 26

Residence: Venice, California

Estimated wealth: $1.8 billion


Bobby Murphy is the CTO of Snapchat. Just five years after college, Bobby along with his Snapchat Co-founder Spiegel  is one of the youngest billionaires in the world. They both first met during their days as Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers at Stanford.

4. Patrick Collison: 27

Residence: San Francisco, California

Estimated wealth: $1.0 billion


Patrick, Cofounder and CEO of an online payment company, Stripe  dropped out of MIT to pursue an entrepreneurial path  with his brother John.  Most recently, their start-up company was valued at $5 billion.

5. Elon Musk: 45

Residence: Los Angeles, California

Estimated wealth : $ 11.5 billion


In 1995, at a raw age of 24, he cofounded a web software company, Zip2 with his brother, Kimbal. In 1999, Compaq bought his company Zip2 for around $ 220 million. Currently, he is the founder, CEO, and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Motors; co-founder and chairman of SolarCity; co-chairman of OpenAI; co-founder of Zip2; and founder of X.com which merged with PayPal of Confinity.

6. Palmer Luckey: 24

Residence: Long Beach, CA

Estimated wealth : $700 million


He is the founder of Oculus VR, an American technology company and designer of an early version of the Oculus Rift, a HD VR head-mounted display that provides the user with different virtual realities. At the age of 17, he developed the initial prototype of Oculus Rift in his parent’s garage. In 2012, he cofounded  Oculus VR with Brendan Iribe when he was just 20 years old. In 2014, Oculus was acquired by Facebook for $ 2 billion.

7. Sophia Amoruso: 32

Residence: Los Angeles, California

Estimated wealth : $280 million


Sophia Christina Amoruso is an American businesswoman. At 22, she started an online eBay store selling vintage clothing and other items, which she named “Nasty Gal Vintage.” Nasty Gal was named “Fastest Growing Retailer” in 2012 by INC Magazine.In 2014, she, published the best-selling book, #GIRLBOSS. Following the book’s release, she launched the GIRLBOSS Foundation to inspire women to take their careers into their own hands.

8. David Karp: 30

Residence: Brooklyn

Estimated wealth: $200 million

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Founder/CEO of Tumblr David Karp arrives at Tumblr's 2014 Year in Review Party at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on December 10, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/WireImage)

At 21, David Karp founded Tumblr, a microblogging and social networking website in his mother’s New York apartment. In the very first fortnight, his site gained 75ooo users. In 2013, Yahoo! = acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion netting Karp around $190 million. Karp remained the CEO of the company. As of November 1, 2016, Tumblr hosts over 320.5 million blogs.

9. Pete Cashmore: 31

Residence: San Francisco

Estimated wealth :$120 Million


The Scottish blogger, Pete Cashmore is the CEO and founder of the popular blog Mashable, a Technorati Top 10 blog worldwide. At the age of 19, he started Mashable, in 2005 living at home with his parents in Aberdeenshire which soon brought in £2,000 advertising revenue a month. In 2013, Mashable completed it’s first round of outside funding, raising $14 million.

10. Nick D’ Aloisio: 21

Residence: London, UK

Estimated wealth: $32 Million

Nick D'Aloisio, 17, designer of the 'Summly app' pictured at the Evening Standardís The 1000, London's most influential people of 2012. Burberry's flagship store on London's Regent Street. By Lucy Young 7-11-12 07799118984 lucyyounguk@googlemail.com www.lucyyoungphotos.co.uk

D’Aloisio is best known as the inventor of Summly, which is an automatic summarization algorithm, developed with SRI International. At 16, he first created the Trimit application for iOS in 2011 attracting US$300,000 in venture capital funding. He used the feedback and criticism from Trimit  and re-launched it in December 2011, as Summly.  In 2012, he received US$1 million in new venture funding for Summly from several international celebrities. In   2013, Summly was sold to Yahoo for a reported $30 million US dollars.