Lots of people admire billionaires because of their wealth. For many, it’s a goal to become a millionaire at least, and being a billionaire is something one can only dream of. Yet we’re pretty sure you’ve come across multiple lists of billionaires online, most of them male, and featuring people like Zuckerberg, Gates, Buffet, and Jeffrey Bezos ( can you even read that without hearing the song Bezos I by Bo Burnham?). Well, today you won’t be reading those names or any male names for that matter. Because we’re going to talk about the youngest female billionaires.
1. Elizabeth Furtwängle – 1,2 billion
Elisabeth is only 29 years old and she’s already a billionaire. Her net worth is 1,2 billion. How, you might ask? Well, thanks to her parents. Her father is the german billionaire publisher who owns Hubert Burda Media (Harper’s Bazaar, Focus, Elle, and many others). Elizabeth’s mother is Maria Furtwängler, a german physician and television actress. With parents like that the girl was obviously born into a very privileged lifestyle. She studied in Cambridge and in the California Music Conservatory and even performed on stage as a singer. She now owns a third of all shares of her father’s publishing company and actively participates in the company’s board meetings.
2. Alexandra and Katharina Andresen – 1.2 billion
Alexandra and Katharina are 25 and 26 years old. They became billionaires when they turned 18 and inherited shares of their father’s investment company Ferd. They both help him run the business. Before Kylie Jenner built her makeup empire, these two were the youngest female billionaires. Yet they never really showed off their wealth, their parents taught them to live normal and modest lives. They even had a rule that they’re allowed to get nice cars, but only if they’re second-hand.
3. Kylie Jenner – 1 billion
Kylie is 23 but we all remember that article in Forbes that announced Kylie as the youngest female self-made billionaire at 21. Her wealth comes largely from her makeup empire Kylie Cosmetics. Sure, being one of the Kardashians helps, but as you can see in Kylie’s case, lipsticks really can make you a billionaire.
4. Whitney Wolfe Herd – 1.5 billion
Whitney is 32 years old and he got her fortune thanks to online dating. She used to be the vice president of marketing at Tinder and later on resigned and became a founder of Bumble. It’s pretty cool that she became a billionaire by creating a female-friendly dating app, don’t you think? What’s interesting, the app that later became Bumble was first conceptualized as a female-only social media, but later on, it became a dating app but with an emphasis on women being in control.
5. Lisa Draexlmaier – 1.6 billion
Lisa is 30 and the sole owner of Fritz Draexlmaier Holding GmbH, a company that makes car parts. She runs the company with her father and their clients are car giants like BMW, Audi, Maserati, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, Land Rover, and even Tesla.
6. Eva Maria and Friederike Braun-Luedicke – 1.3 billion
Eva Maria is 34 and her sister Friederike is 37. They each own 12 % of shares of B.Braun Medical. The company that started a small herbal pharmacy and now makes medical and pharmaceutical devices and has over 60,000 employees around the world. Eva Maria works as the Communications Manager for the company.
7. Anna Kasprzak – 1 billion
Anna is mostly known for being a dressage rider. She represented Denmark at the Olympic games in 2012 and 2016. She also took part in many other equestrian championships and competitions and has quite a lot of medals to show for it. But her wealth comes from owning a percentage of shares of the Danish shoe-making company ECCO that was founded by her grandfather.
8. Caroline Hagen Kjos – 2.1 billion
Caroline is 37 and was named the richest woman in Norway in 2018 and still remains one of the richest women in the world. She is Norwegian but lives in Switzerland. She’s a businesswoman who inherited the company Canica, a private holding company, which is where her impressive wealth comes from.