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23-Year Old Facebook CEO Is World's Youngest Billionaire

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, World's Youngest BillionaireThe times they are a-changing. Back in the day, you needed to be a mogul perched high atop an industry that you helped create to to get a spot on the Forbes list of richest folks (either that or be the heir of one of those fortunes). These days, though, all it really takes is a good idea, some technical know-how, and a bit of luck. Those are things that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has in spades, which is why he's now the youngest self-made billionaire to appear on Forbes list of richest people in the world.

The self-made part is important, as there have been others who appeared on the list even younger than the 23-year-old Zuckerberg, but they all received a little...help. Zuckerberg's $1.5-billion came the hard way (however hard writing a Web page can be, anyway.)

Up at the top of the list, a bit of shuffling went on. Investor tycoon Warren Buffett took top honors with $62-billion, while Mexican businessman Carlos Slim came in second with $60-billion. Bill Gates came fell to third with a paltry $58-billion.

From AOL Money & Finance/Forbes

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