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1. Dustin Moskovitz
Net Worth: $2.7 billion
The world's youngest billionaire, Dustin Moskovitz, was Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard roommate and Facebook's third employee. He left in 2008 to start Asana, a software company that allows individuals and small companies to better collaborate. Values of his new company: "pragmatism," "being a mensch," "admitting when you're wrong" and "chill-ness."
2. Mark Zuckerberg
Net Worth: $13.5 billion
Zuckerberg's Facebook was a key spark in the spread and organization of the recent revolts in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Libya. A month later the Facebook cofounder and chief executive sat next to Obama at a dinner with other tech titans, including Apple'sSteve Jobs. Over the last year the 26-year-old's fortune surged 238% to $13.5 billion as investments from firms like Goldman Sachs boosted Facebook's valuation to $50 billion.
3. Albert von Thurn und Taxis
Net Worth: $2 billion
First appeared in Forbes' ranks at age 8, but officially inherited fortune in June 2001, on his 18th birthday. Assets include real estate, art and a tech company, plus 30,000 hectares of woodland in Germany, one of the largest forest holdings in Europe. Despite local opposition is apparently going ahead with plans to build one of the world's largest solar farms in Bavaria, southern Germany, to sell electricity. Lives in family castle, Schloss Emmeram.
4. Scott Duncan
Net Worth: $3.1 billion
Son of the late Dan Duncan assumed partial control of his $12.4 billion pipeline empire after father's death in March 2010 at age 77. Houston's richest man at the time of his death, Dan Duncan grew up poor, starting energy company Enterprise Products with two trucks in 1968. Today it owns more than 49,000 miles of pipelines.
5. Eduardo Saverin
Net Worth: $1.6 billion
Together with former best bud Mark Zuckerberg, started Facebook at Harvard and received a 30% stake in the company. The parties settled, with Saverin apparently getting a 5% stake and a cofounder bio on Facebook's site. Source tells Forbes Saverin has been selling shares and now holds 2%. In January made rare news when he led an $8 million round of financing of Qwiki, a hot Silicon Valley startup.
6. Yang Huiyan
Net Worth: $4.1 billion
Main shareholder in Country Garden Holdings of Guangzhou, one of China's largest property developers. The company's chairman is Yang's father, Yeung Kwok Keung, who transferred his holding to her before the company went public in Hong Kong in 2007. Wealth is up this year amid strong sales in 2010, owing to the company's large land bank. Yang graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in marketing and logistics.
7. Fahd Hariri
Net Worth: $1.5 billion
Youngest son of slain Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri inherited stake in his father's construction, telecom and real estate conglomerate Saudi Oger after his death in 2005. Serves on the board of family's Future TV, a satellite and terrestrial television network covering the Middle East. Lives in Paris.
8. Sean Parker
Net Worth: $1.6 billion
Silicon Valley strategist and former Facebook president debuts as a billionaire based on the surging value the social networking site. Made famous after being played by Justin Timberlake in movie The Social Network. Now managing partner at Founders Fund, a venture capital firm that invests in tech companies. Put money into Spotify, popular European music subscription service hoping to launch in the U.S. sometime this year.
9. Ayman Hariri
Net Worth: $1.5 billion
Son of slain Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who left behind a fortune now shared by his five children. Oversees group's construction division, which is behind mega projects such as Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University for Women and King Abdullah Financial District. Sits on the board of 3C Telecommunications, a South African mobile operator which is majority-owned by Saudi Oger.
10. Yoshikazu Tanaka
Net Worth: $2.2 billion
Founder of Gree, Japan's largest social networking site, may be facing off with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg soon; setting up shop in California.Started out at Sony; worked for fellow billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani at online shopping site Rakuten. Left in 2004 to set up Gree at a tech incubator; company name inspired by American social psychologist Stanley Milgram's concept of "six degrees of separation." Transitioned site into mobile gaming to better compete with rivals.