A 24-year-old Hong woman beat out Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz to become the world’s youngest billionaire according to Forbes’ annual rundown of the world’s wealthiest. However, unlike the FB tycoon, she inherited it from daddy who runs the Shenzhen-based Logan Property holdings.
Perenna Kei, a graduate from the University of London who lives in Hong Kong, was ranked by Forbes as the world’s youngest tycoon in its annual super-rich list, with a net worth of USD 1.3 billion.
“Little-known Perenna Kei, a newcomer to the list, displaces former Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz as the very youngest billionaire,” Forbes said on its website along with the release of the billionaires’ list.
It said her wealth grew along with the listing of a company run by her Chinese tycoon father, Ji Haipeng.
“Kei debuts on this year’s Forbes Billionaires List following the Hong Kong listing in December of [Shenzhen-based] Logan Property Holdings,” Forbes said, describing her debut as “an unexpected twist.”
Because who could ever imagine that the daughter of a billionaire could become a billionaire, right?
China currently houses 348 billionaires, 41 more than last year.
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article included the wrong picture of Perenna Kei. This has been corrected. No official photographs of Kei have been released.