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The Richest Online Entrepreneurs Under30

The Richest Online Entrepreneurs Under30

The Richest Online Entrepreneurs Under30
The Richest Online Entrepreneurs Under30

Andrew Gower

29, $650 Million  ‘Runescape’ was released  by Andrew Gower and  his brother Paul back in  2001 and now has over 200 million accounts (earning it the Guinness -World Record for the largest free MMORPG,  as well as the most updated game). The game is based in the medieval fantasy realm of ‘Gielinor’ which players can freely explore, attempting to complete quests or build skills. Gower no longer has holdings in the company and is  not listed on the ‘RuneScape’ credits as he has moved on  to develop a futuristic sci-fi  game.

 

The Richest Online Entrepreneurs Under30
The Richest Online Entrepreneurs Under30

John Vechey

29 $60 Million      Since     Vechey     founded  the site in 2000, ‘PopCap Games’ has become one of the leading creators in ‘easy¬to-learn, irresistible games that  everyone can enjoy’. The company has gained recognition for hit games such as ‘Bejeweled’ and ‘Plants Vs.  Zombies’. ‘Bejewled’ was its flagship title and has sold over 50 million units across a variety of platforms (on average selling a copy every 4.3 seconds).

The Richest Online Entrepreneurs Under30
The Richest Online Entrepreneurs Under30

Angelo Sotlro

27, $75 Million  Angelo founded ‘Deviantart’ back in 2000 with Scott Jarkoff and Matthew Stephens.      The     site     originally  focused on the work  of those who modified      computer     applications     for  their own purposes, however it started to move towards its current incarnation as an artistic community in 2006 when users were able to submit work under  ‘Creative Commons’ licenses.  The site now boasts a wide range of categories including: ‘Motion Books’, ‘Anthro’, ‘Community Projects’ and ‘Artisan Crafts’.

The Richest Online Entrepreneurs Under30
The Richest Online Entrepreneurs Under30

Chad Hurley

31 $300 Million   Chad Hurley founded what  is now one of the world’s most recognizable websites, YouTube. Amazingly the site is 10 years old (founded in  2005). Within a year of its launch, YouTube was one of the fastest

The Richest Online Entrepreneurs Under30
The Richest Online Entrepreneurs Under30

Mark Zuckerberg

zs. $31.6 Billion  Mark Zuckerberg’s creation of Facebook has now been immortalised by the Oscar-winning film ‘The Social Network’. During his time at Harvard, Zuckerberg studied psychology and computer science and wrote student-based programmes gained Zuckerberg an infamous reputation on campus, shutting down Harvard’s network switches through its popularity. The following semester Zuckerberg launched ‘The facebook’, a project which he would eventually leave Harvard to focus on. Ten years later, Facebook has made Zuckerberg one of the most influential people in the world.

 

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