Saturday, June 15, 2024

Meet 19-year-old Livia Voigt – A billionaire already?

Livia Voigt is the world's youngest billionaire.


According to Forbes Billionaires List 2024, Brazilian student Livia Voigt is the youngest billionaire in the world.

She is the youngest billionaire in history, having amassed a net worth of $1.1 billion at the age of just 19.

The largest individual shareholder in WEG, the biggest producer of electrical motors in Latin America, is Livia Voigt.

Her grandpa Werner Ricardo Voigt, the late billionaires Geraldo Werninghaus and Eggon Joao da Silva, and Werner Ricardo Voigt cofounded WEG.

The company’s website defines itself as, “WEG provides global solutions for electric motors, variable frequency drives, soft starters, controls, panels, transformers, and generators.”

Livia is currently enrolled in a Brazilian University for further studies; she is not yet an executive or board member of WEG.

Livia, alongside her elder sister Dora Voigt de Assis, is one of the seven new names on the 2024 list of youngest billionaires, having a net worth of $1.1 billion. Dora, 26, graduated in 2020 with a degree in architecture.

Forbes says that despite her fortune, Livia is still committed to her education and is a current university student.

India’s Youngest Billionaires

Few young billionaires from India are well-known worldwide. Among them are the co-founders of Flipkart, Sachin, and Binny Bansal, and the founders of Zerodha, Nithin, and Nikhil Kamath.

At 37 years old, Nikhil Kamath has a net worth of $3.1 billion, making him the youngest billionaire in India. At 41 years old, Binny Bansal has a net worth of $1.4 billion, making him the second-youngest billionaire in India. With a new net worth of $1.2 billion, his 42-year-old brother Sachin is ranked third on the list.

These businesspeople are well-represented on Forbes’ rich list for this year, demonstrating India’s thriving entrepreneurial culture.

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