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The youngest heirs poised to inherit billions from their parents

Business Insider Logo By Marissa Perino of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 15: 
  
    Over a dozen of the top 35 richest people in the world -
    according to Forbes
    real-time data - have children under the age of 40.
  
  
    Many of these children are poised to inherit billions
    from their superrich parents, while others will receive smaller
    cuts due to their
    parents signing the Giving Pledge.
  
    From Facebook
    founder Mark Zuckerberg's toddlers to Bernard Arnault's
    LVMH
    executive sons, here's a closer look at some of the world's
    wealthiest heirs and heiresses.
  
  
    
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  From preschool toddlers to high-ranking executives, the
  heirs of some of the world's wealthiest are poised to inherit
  massive fortunes.

  Many of the young heirs of famous billionaires - including
  the 
  children of the richest people in tech and 
  the richest people in business - will receive large
  inheritances, if they haven't already. Meanwhile, other
  billionaires have promised to give some, most, or, in Warren Buffett's case, all, of
  their wealth away.

  
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  :
  
    
  16 heirs to some of America's best-known brands who are poised to
  inherit millions
  

  We looked at the 35 richest individuals and families in the world
  using real-time
  data from Forbes' billionaire index. We listed those who have
  children under the age of 40 and ordered the list of heirs
  by their parent's wealth, beginning with Jeff Bezos -
  currently 
  the richest person alive.

  For the purposes of this list, we looked only at the
  billionaires' direct descendants and excluded grandkids. Notably,
  this methodology means that some high-profile billionaires'
  grandchildren - amongst them 
  François Pinault's grandson of the same name, Francoise
  Bettencourt Meyers' grandson who was called "The
  Prince of L'Oreal," and the 
  Walton grandchildren - are not included in the round-up.

  Keep reading for a look at some of the wealthiest heirs in the
  world.

From preschool toddlers to high-ranking executives, the heirs of some of the world's wealthiest are poised to inherit massive fortunes.

Many of the young heirs of famous billionaires -- including the children of the richest people in tech and the richest people in business -- will receive large inheritances, if they haven't already. Meanwhile, other billionaires have promised to give some, most, or, in Warren Buffett's case, all, of their wealth away.

Read more : 16 heirs to some of America's best-known brands who are poised to inherit millions

We looked at the 35 richest individuals and families in the world using real-time data from Forbes' billionaire index. We listed those who have children under the age of 40 and ordered the list of heirs by their parent's wealth, beginning with Jeff Bezos -- currently the richest person alive.

For the purposes of this list, we looked only at the billionaires' direct descendants and excluded grandkids. Notably, this methodology means that some high-profile billionaires' grandchildren -- amongst them François Pinault's grandson of the same name, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers' grandson who was called "The Prince of L'Oreal," and the Walton grandchildren -- are not included in the round-up.

Click ahead for a look at some of the wealthiest heirs in the world.

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