Friday, December 20, 2013

2013 Rich List

The world now has 2,170 billionaires, whose cumulative capital amounts to $6.5 trillion.

US investor Warren Buffett tops the list of the biggest 2013 earners, having added $12.7 billion to his wealth, according to a report by the international analyst Wealth-X. The wealth of the businessman was estimated at $46.4 billion and by December it had grown to $59.1 billion. Buffett's fortune increased by about $37 million daily.

However, Buffet is still not the richest man in the world, that's the founder of Microsoft Bill Gates, whose personal wealth is estimated at $72.6 billion. His wealth only increased by $11.5 billion in 2013. American gambling tycoon Sheldon Adelson made $11.4 billion at number three.

Jeff Bezos, the founder and the chief executive of the largest world online retailer Amazon comes next with $11.3 billion, followed by the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg with $10.5 billion. Founders of Google, Sergey Brin and Larry Page have split the seventh and the eighth places with $9.3 billion equally.

Softbank, Masayoshi Son and one of the richest people of China, the gambling tycoon, Lui Chee Woo. They earned $10.3 billion and $8.3 billion respectively, having appeared at the sixth and ninth positions in the rating. The list of the most successful businessmen of 2013 is rounded out by Carl Icahn, the US investor, who has increased his wealth by $7.2 billion.

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