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Dec

Billionaires who made and lost the most in 2014

Here’s some news that should cheer up Jack Ma from his funk.

Of all the billionaires in the world, he had the biggest jump in his fortune this year.

In a volatile year for the world’s rich, the Alibaba (BABA) founder saw his fortune surge to $29.2 billion from just over $10 billion, according to Wealth-X.

That 175 per cent increase made him the biggest financial gainer of the year for billionaires, Wealth-X said.

Warren Buffett came in second place, with a gain of $13.5 billion in 2014, a 23 per cent increase from last year, to push his fortune to US$72.6 billion. Bill Gates saw his net worth grow by US$10.5 billion in 2014 to reach US$83.1 billion.

The biggest loser, according to Wealth-X, was Russian energy tycoon Leonid Mikhelson, whose fortune shrank to $10 billion from $17 billion.

Gainers

Rank #1 – Jack Ma

Net Worth in Dec 2013: $10.7 billion Net Worth in Dec 2014: $29.2 billion Gain: $18.5 billion, +173 per cent

Rank #2 – Warren Buffett

Net Worth in Dec 2013: $59.1 billion Net Worth in Dec 2014: $72.6 billion Gain: $13.5 billion, +23 per cent

Rank #3 – Bill Gates

Net Worth in Dec 2013: $72.6 billion Net Worth in Dec 2014: $83.1 billion Gain: $10.5 billion, +14 per cent

Rank #4 – Mark Zuckerberg

Net Worth in Dec 2013: $24.7 billion Net Worth in Dec 2014: $33.1 billion Gain: $8.4 billion, +34 per cent

Rank #5 – Patrick Drahi

Net Worth in Dec 2013: $7.8 billion Net Worth in Dec 2014: $12.9 billion Gain: $5.1 billion, +65 per cent

Losers

Rank #1 – Leonid Mikhelson

Net Worth in Dec 2013: $17 billion Net Worth in Dec 2014: $10 billion Loss: $7 billion, -41 per cent

Rank #2 – Masayoshi Son

Net Worth in Dec 2013: $19.1 billion Net Worth in Dec 2014: $13.2 billion Loss: $5.9 billion, -31 per cent

Rank #3 – Lui Chee Woo

Net Worth in Dec 2013: $19.6 billion Net Worth in Dec 2014: $14.1 billion Loss: $5.5 billion, -28 per cent

Rank #4 – Jeff Bezos

Net Worth in Dec 2013: $34.4 billion Net Worth in Dec 2014: $28.9 billion Loss: $5.5 billion, -16 per cent

Rank #5 – Sheldon Adelson

Net Worth in Dec 2013: $35.3 billion Net Worth in Dec 2014: $30.1 billion Loss: $5.2 billion, -15 per cent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[via Yahoo! Finance]

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