According to Bloomberg’s billionaires list (as of 4 November 2013), the world’s wealthiest people spent the past year making even more money – though not all were as fortunate.
The world’s top 100 richest people have added a collective US$200 billion to their net wealth over the past year – bringing their collective total to US$2.1 trillion.
However, tech industry icon, Bill Gates, who took the spot as the world’s richest man earlier in the year, retained his top position, adding US$13.5 billion to his already immense wealth, taking him to US$76.2 billion.
The year was less kind to the world’s second richest man – Mexican telecoms mogul Carlos Slim Helu – who saw his fortunes shrink by US$5.6 billion over the course of 2013. But don’t feel too sorry for him, because he remains the world’s second richest man, with a total net worth of US$69.6 billion, according to Bloomberg.
Other big gainers on Bloomberg’s list include Hong Kong’s Galaxy Entertainment Group founder Lui Che Woo, who added US$10.1 billion to total US$22.1 billion in total wealth, and famous investor, Warren Buffet, who saw his US$58.8 billion fortune padded with a US$11.3 billion gain in the year.
Top 10 gainers in the world
|#||Name||Net Worth (US$bn)
|6||Lui Che Woo||22.1||10.1|
Top 10 richest in the world
||Net Worth (US$bn)
|2||Carlons Slim Helu||-5.6||69.6|
Bloomberg’s billionaire’s list can be found here.