Painter, muralist, graffiti artist and graphic novelist, David Choe (40) is the youngest on the list. Having started spray-painting on the streets of LA in his early teens, he soon spread out into various different creative pursuits, amassing a fortune of $200 million in the process. Covering a wide variety of urban culture and entertainment contexts, his work explores themes of desire, degradation, rapture and exaltation in a raw, "dirty style". In 2007 Choe was famously commissioned by Mark Zuckerberg to paint a mural at Facebook’s headquarters. He was paid in shares of the company which are today worth well over $150 million.
Featured image: David Choe - Original Facebook Mural - image via facebook.com