Forbes‘s Youngest Billionaire: Facebook Co-Founder Dustin Moskovitz Edges Out Mark Zuckerberg

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Those eight days in the womb really made a difference.

Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz beat out Mark Zuckerberg as the youngest person on Forbes‘s billionaires list published Thursday. Moskovitz was born eight days after Zuckerberg, his Harvard roommate.

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The 26-year-old is worth $2.7 billion, most of which he made through his share in Facebook. Born in Washington, D.C., Moskovitz dropped out of Harvard after two years like the Facebook CEO. Moskovitz served as Facebook’s first chief technology officer. Although he no longer works for the company he helped found, he still owns a 6% share in the company. Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein, a former engineering manager at Facebook, launched their own networking firm Asana last month.

This year, there are 20 billionaires under age 40, up from just eight last year. Zuckerberg comes in as the second-youngest billionaire, worth $13.5 billion, nearly five times as much as Moskovitz. If any of these young moneybags are looking for a place to drop some dough, we can think of one writer who would be happy for a handout.

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