The 37 year old CEO was appointed on Monday to replace the previous CEO and founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey.

Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Twitter Inc. has been named the youngest CEO in the S&P 500 list. Agrawal was appointed on Monday to succeed the founder of Twitter and CEO Jack Dorsey.

CEO of Twitter, Parag Agarwal, the youngest CEO in top 500 companies

Agarwal is the same age as Meta Platform Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Although for security reasons, Agarwal’s date of birth is not public, but is known that he was born later in 1984, than Mark Zuckerberg who was born on May 14. The previous CEO of the social media giant, Jack Dorsey is presently 45 years old and himself was included in a lot of youngest CEO’s lists. 

A professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and as somebody who studies CEO performance, David Larcker said that, “I don’t think the age thing is that big of a deal, especially for companies like this. It could be an advantage.” He added, “The fact that Dorsey is stepping down from the board, so he’s not going to be like a shadow CEO, he must have real confidence in him.”

On the other hand, Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. was given the title of the oldest CEO in the top 500 companies, at an age of 91. According to the data, the average age of CEOs was 58 years.