Today the internet is much more than an indispensable tool for gathering information and making friends. It is the site of fast-growing businesses what’s more, it is the perfect way to make one’s first million while still in the early 20s. So if you are looking to get hitched with a person who is young, single and an internet millionaire, list is a short list.
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Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire on the planet, Mark is only 25 and already worth $2 billion according to Forbes 2009 list of the super-rich. He is the founder and current CEO of the immensely popular social networking site Facebook. While Zuckerberg is still a bachelor, media reports have been abuzz that Zuckerberg has been dating Asian beauty Priscilla Chan over some time now. In fact according to author Sarah Lacy, Zuckerberg and Chan have more or less finalized a contract that covers several aspects of their relationship, including how much time Zuckerberg will be able to spare his girlfriend.
At 31 years old, Andrew Gower is one of the youngest Internet millionaires of UK and worth at least $650 million. He is best known as the lead developer of the massively popular multi-player online game Runescape and as the joint founder of the company Jagex with brother Paul Gower and Constant Tedder. Last year, the Sunday Times listed the Gower brothers as the 566th richest men in the world, jointly worth an estimated 100 million sterling pounds while the year before, the Daily Telegraph listed the Gower brothers as the eleventh richest young entrepreneurs of UK.
Only 24 years of age but American software developer Blake Ross is already worth more than $120 million with David Hyatt, his former partner and co-founder of Mozilla Project. Ross in fact created his first website as a ten year old- boy and by fifteen he was already working as an intern at the Netscape Communications Corporation. However it was as the co-founder of the Mozilla project that Ross became a millionaire in 2004 when not even in his twenties. Next year he went on to be nominated for the Wired magazine’s top Rave Award, Renegade of the Year and made it to the Rolling Stone’s Hot List that same year. However if this college sophomore-looking guy seems too young for you, check out Hyatt who at 31 years of age exudes a slightly more mature charm.
As one of the founders of deviantArt, a popular online art-based community, Sotira is estimated to be worth around $75 million. The site was launched in 2000 with the intention of showcasing various forms of user-made artwork and last year it consisted of more than 11 million members with more than 36 million visiting the site every year, according to data from Compete.com. While not much is known about Sotira’s private life, he is believed to be a photography enthusiast. So if you want to have a dekko at this millionaire, grab your camera and get clicking!
This internet entrepreneur made his millions as the co-founder of PopCap Games, a leading casual game developer and publisher based in Seattle. In 2008, John Vechey was estimated to be worth around $60 million. Besides being known as a gaming mogul, Vechey is fond of the good life and was described in an interview on eurogamer.net as a “jolly good sport”.
Alexander Levin is best known for having launched two popular hosting tools Wordpress and Imageshack and thereby revolutionizing the blogging market on the Internet. These two are now two of the biggest revenue earners on internet with annual revenue of $57 million and $56 million respectively. Levin is just 25 and a good catch!
This 30 year old internet millionaire put in a lot of hard work before he could rake in the profits with his company Threadless which he set up with Jacob Dehart. But now the company is has an annual turnover of more than $50 million which makes Nickell one of the richest Internet singles around.
At a just 20 years old, Sean Belnick may seem a tad too young to date but you just might change your mind when you learn that his company, Bizchairs.com has an annual turnover of almost $50 million. Belnick launched his online furniture shop when only 14 with an initial investment of $500 and an inventory of 50 products. Today his company has 75 employees and sells more than 25000 products online which range from office, home and school furniture to medical equipments. This young millionaire claims to lead a rather modest lifestyle, one of his rare splurges being a 2008 Range Rover Supercharged.
This 33 year-old internet entrepreneur is known for his start-ups which range from Revision3, Pownce, WeFollow to the most popular of them all, the social bookmarking site Digg. Besides raking in the millions from his internet ventures, Rose is also a well known face on television and has appeared as co-host in TV shows like The Screensavers on TechTV which later became Attack of the Show on G4. Rose has also made guest appearances on shows like Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in March 2009. He is estimated to be worth more than $30 million from his various web-based ventures. Rose was famously revealed to have staked $2000 for launching Digg, an amount which he and his girlfriend had intended to use as a deposit on their house. Apparently Rose’s girlfriend broke up with him on this even as he went on to make millions on his bookmarking site. Even though Rose has been reported to have a string of rather public affairs by the media including a long-term relationship with Sarah Lane - his former co-host on The Screen Savers - he is still a bachelor and girls who have a thing for super-rich geeks can continue to try their luck.