Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Biggest Billionaire Financial Winners and Losers for 2014



Biggest Billionaire Financial Winners and Losers for 2014
The net worth of the median American, meanwhile, has fallen by 40% since before the recession. 

1 - Jack Ma - Founder of Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba
Net worth in December 2013: $10.7 billion
Net worth in December 2014: $29.2 billion
Gain: $18.5 billion or 173%
2 - Patrick Drahi - Swiss founder of Altice (ATC) cable and telecoms group
Net worth in December 2013: $7.8 billion
Net worth in December 2014: $12.9 billion
Gain: $5.1 billion or 65%
3 - Leonid Mikhelson
Chairman and chief executive of Russian gas firm Novatek (RU:NVTK)
Net worth in December 2013: $17 billion
Net worth in December 2014: $10 billion
Loss: $7 billion or 41%
4 - Mark Zuckerberg - Co-founder and CEO of social network Facebook (FB)
Net worth in December 2013: $24.7 billion
Net worth in December 2014: $33.1 billion
Gain: $8.4 billion or 34%
5 - Warren Buffett
Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A & BRK.B)
Net worth in December 2013: $59.1 billion
Net worth in December 2014: $72.6 billion
Gain: $13.5 or 23%
6 - Bill Gates - Co-founder of computer firm Microsoft Inc. (MSFT)
Net worth in December 2013: $72.6 billion
Net worth in December 2014: $83.1 billion
Gain: $10.5 billion or 10%
7 - Sheldon Adelson - Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS)
Net worth in December 2013: $35.3 billion
Net worth in December 2014: $30.1 billion
Loss: $5.2 billion or 15%
8 - Jeff Bezos - Founder and CEO of e-commerce giant Amazon (AMZN)
Net worth in December 2013: $34.4 billion
Net worth in December 2014: $28.9 billion
Loss: $5.5 billion or 16%
9 - Lui Chee Woo - Chairman of Chinese real-estate K. Wah Group
Net worth in December 2013: $19.6 billion
Net worth in December 2014: $14.1 billion
Loss: $5.5 billion or 28%
10 - Masayoshi Son - Founder and CEO of Japan’s SoftBank telecoms group
Net worth in December 2013: $19.1 billion
Net worth in December 2014: $13.2 billion
Loss: $5.9 billion or 31%