2019 has been a record-breaking year for the richest Bulgarians with the top 100 richest Bulgarians together being $2 billion richer than last year and also two of the youngest entries on the list in history with Vlad Tenev founder of Fintech company Robinhood being the youngest ever
self-made person at the age of 33 to be ranked in the top 10 Richest Bulgarians and Georgi Zhechev a 20-year-old music executive and concert organizer is the youngest ever self-made person the be ranked among the top 100 richest Bulgarians.
Vlad Tenev Profile
Vlad Tenev is a 33 year old Bulgarian-American billionaire who is the co-founder of fintech startup Robinhood that allows everyday people with no experience in investing to invest quickly, easily and have control over how much risk they want to take in their investments. Tenev emigrated at the age of 5 with his parents to Washington DC, United States where he grew up with his parents who both work for the World Bank. Tenev attended the Thomas Jefferson High School For Science and Technology before completing a Maths degree at Stanford and attending UCLA to do a PhD in Mathematics before dropping out with his friend Baiju Bhatt to found Robinhood. Tenev famously got rejected by 75 venture capitalists before finally getting investment for his firm. Tenev’s company is currently one of the most valuable startups in the world with a valuation of $6 billion with Tenev’s net worth being $1 billion making him one of the 11 new tech billionaires of this year. Vlad Tenev is the youngest self-made person the be featured to be part of the top 10 richest Bulgarians at the age of 33 ever in history(currently the 3rd richest Bulgarian).
Georgi Zhechev Profile
Georgi Zhechev is a 20-year-old Bulgarian-British music executive and concert organizer. Zhechev immigrated to London, the United Kingdom with his parents at the age of 8, he was involved in programming since an early age and became a self-made millionaire at 17 from news and content websites he created. At 18 in 2017, he started his own rap record label in a studio in Brixton, South London and it is now one of Europe’s biggest rap record labels. Georgi Zhechev is currently worth $158 million and is the youngest self-made person to be part of the top 100 richest Bulgarians at the age of 20 ever in history(currently the 24th richest Bulgarian).