Annual Young Rich list sees Finder and King Kong founders make the cut

Founder and co-CEO of Finder, Fred Schebesta, along with founder of  Digital agency King Kong, Sabri Suby, have been included in the 2021 Financial Review Young Rich List.

The annual list complied by the AFR lists those 40 and under who have the largest personal wealth, excluding inherited wealth.

Suby, who came in at number 81 on the list with $41 million in wealth, told Mumbrella of the recognition in the AFR’s Young Rich List is a positive indication that he is “heading in the right direction”.

Source: The Australian Financial Review 2021

“It is fantastic to be acknowledged in such a prestigious list, alongside a collection of kick-ass Australian entrepreneurs,” said Suby. “Not so much for the accumulation of personal net worth, but more so as a demonstration of the value we are creating to our retrospective markets, our employees and our customers.

“Myself and King Kong have reached a number of the AFR’s recognition lists over the past few years, whether it is for innovation or being one of the best places to work in Australia. We work hard, and it is both rewarding and satisfying to see that this is noticed. Recognition
is not only important for King Kong’s growth and progression on a national scale, but also internationally, as we continue our rollout overseas to the US, the UK, Canada and New Zealand.”

Finder’s Schebesta, came in at 40 on the list, with $340 million in wealth, has had an eventful 12 months. Following the launch of the Finder app 18 months ago, the comparison platform and fintech is looking to add more new features to the offering as it extends its reach.

“You can now buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum in the app in under three minutes, and we’re about to launch the app into the US, and the UK next year,” said Schebesta.  “I’m super excited for the year ahead. There is going to be some monumental changes coming with crypto and open banking that will take us into a new era of banking.”

Source: The Australian Financial Review

Finder opened its second US office in Denver, Colorado recently and is planning to further expand around the world. In the past 12 months it also acquired Southeast Asian comparison brand, GoBear.

Schebesta also published his first book, ‘Go Live! 10 Principles to Launch a Global Empire’.

The 2021 Young Rich List boasts total wealth of $41.3 billion, $100 million higher than the previous record set in 2019, and includes six billionaires – three more than ever before.


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