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Top 10 richest young Aussies of 2023 revealed

The two richest young Aussies have a combined wealth of $13 billion.

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.

Canva co-founders Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht, the two richest young Australians.
Canva co-founders Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht have been named the two richest young Australians. (Source: Yahoo Finance/Getty/AAP)

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.

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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.

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

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