These are the youngest female billionaires in the world. They range in age from 19 to over 50. Some of them made their fortune on their own, and others inherited the family business. Read on to learn just how these remarkable young women got their billions.
When Lynsi Snyder turned 35 years old (on May 5 2017), she received the final portion of her inheritance: the In-N-Out Burger fortune. She now owns 97% of the fast food chain and is worth $1.3 billion. Snyder has led a difficult life despite her current riches, as her uncle was killed in a plane crash in 1993, and her father died of a drug overdose in 1999. Snyder was involved in a series of troubled marriages until she found religion and changed her ways after her last divorce.
Zhou Qunfei is 45 years old and worth $5.7 billion. She grew up in a poor family but became a successful entrepreneur. She founded the company Lens Technology, which makes touch screens. Her company supplies these screens to electronics companies such as Samsung, Apple, and Huawei. She is the richest woman in China.
Sandra Mera is 47 years old and worth $6.7 billion. The fourth richest person in the world is her father, Amancio Ortega Gaona. When her mother died, Sandra inherited her fortune as well as 89% holdings in her company, named Rosp Corunna. She also has a stake in her father’s company, Inditex, which is a clothing company.
Allison is worth $1.5 billion. Her father is Fayez Sarofim, who started the business Fayez Sarofim & Co. Her mother is the heiress to Brown & Root. She does have a brother she may split the fortune with, but there is plenty to go around between the two of them.
Yvonne Bauer is a 38-year-old who is worth $2.4 billion. She owns 600 magazines, 400 digital productions, and 50 radio and television stations across the world. Her company’s name is Bauer Media and it was founded in 1875. She is the fifth generation in her family to run the company.
Tamara Ecclestone is a 32-year-old heiress, socialite and television personality worth $3.6 billion. Her father is Bernie Ecclestone, a billionaire who is the chief executive of the Formula One Group. She worked as a presenter for Sky Sports Italia and has been involved in other racing productions. In 2013 Tamara made headlines of a different sort when it was revealed her ex-fiance had attempted to blackmail her for £200,000 for not selling her “intimate secrets” to the press. Derek Rose was convicted and sentenced to four years of jail time for the attempted blackmail.