The richest Aussies under 40 have been revealed and they include some familiar faces, along with some newcomers.
Canva co-founders Melanie Perkins, 36, and Cliff Obrecht, 37, maintained their top spots on the Australian Financial Review’s 2023 Young Rich List, with a combined wealth of $13 billion.
The couple founded graphic design firm Canva in 2012 and own a 30 per cent stake in the company, which has been valued at $40.35 billion.
The pair have a staggering $10 billion lead on Ed Craven, 28, who is the co-founder of online cryptocurrency casino stake.com. He came in third place on the list with a net worth of $3.11 billion.
Newcomer Sam Prince, 39, placed fourth on the list with $1.55 billion. He is a medical doctor and the founder of Mexican food franchise Zambrero. The chain started in Canberra in 2005 and now has more than 250 outlets worldwide.
Three founders of Airwallex - Jack Zhang, 38, Jacob Dai, 39 and Max Li, 39 - also made the top 10. The global business payments system is valued at $8.5 billion.
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Richest Australians under 40
Australia’s 100 richest people under 40 hold a combined $37.7 billion between them. This is still below 2021’s record $41.3 billion, thanks to uneven recovery in the tech space.
Here are the top 10:
1,2. Melanie Perkins, 36, and Cliff Obrecht, 37 - Canva - $13.01 billion
3. Ed Craven, 28 - stake.com - $3.11 billion
4. Sam Prince, 39 - Zambrero - $1.55 billion
5. Jack Zhang, 38 - Airwallex - $1.45 billion
6. Nick Molnar, 33 - Afterpay - $1.16 billion
7. Adrian Portelli, 34 - businessman and property investor - $1.03 billion
8. Jacob Dai, 39 - Airwallex - $966 million
9. Robert Chamberlain, 39 - Huno Group - $877 million
10. Max Li, 39 - Airwallex - $771 million