9Maxim Nogotkov – Age 37
Born on February 15, 1977, the Russian cell phone mogul, Maxim Nogotkov, has an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion.
He is best known as the founder of Svyaznoy, the Russia’s second-largest cell phone retailer, with over 2.400 outlets and $5 billion turnover.
The company was founded in 1995, soon after he dropped out of college.
And that’s not all! In 2010, the 37-year-old businessman founded Svyaznoy Bank, to which he serves as the managing director.
The secret to success? ‘Start as early as you can! When most of my friends visited clubs and discos on Saturdays and Sundays, I spent my days working and planning for future‘, he said.