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Money Dec 18, 2013

Warren Buffett made $37 mn daily, and he isn’t even the wealthiest

By Firstbiz Staff

At $37 million per day, billionaire Warren Buffett has made the most money this year, according to calculations by Wealth X.

Warren Buffett made about US$37 million per day in 2013, according to calculations by Wealth-X, making him the billionaire who made the most money this year.

Warren Buffett made about US$37 million per day in 2013, according to
calculations by Wealth-X, making him the billionaire who made the most money this year.

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.

All figures in US$ billion. Data provided by Wealth -X

All figures in US$ billion. Data provided by Wealth -X

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.

by Firstbiz Staff

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