Money Dec 18, 2013
At $37 million per day, billionaire Warren Buffett has made the most money this year, according to calculations by Wealth X.
With a gain of $12.7 billion in 2013, the legendary billionaire investor and notable philanthropist's networth at the end of the year stands at $59.1 billion. That, however, does not make Buffett the wealthiestbillionaire.
The wealthiest billionaire title has been bagged by Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, who added $11.5 billion to hispersonal fortune in 2013, ending the year with assets totalling $72.6 billion.
Third on the list is American casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who raked in $11.4 billionin 2013 from his gambling properties in Las Vegas, Macau and Singapore. His personal net worth isestimated to be more than $35 billion.
The individuals on the top 10 list collectively gained $101.8 billion in 2013, an average gain of $10.2billion each. The combined wealth of the 10 individuals now totals $347 billion, up from $245 billionin January 2013.
On average, they made $29 million per day in 2013, and increased their wealth by 41.6 percent,outperforming the24 percent returns seen in the S&P 500 this year.
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