The most successful billionaires 2013
At the end of the year traditionally Forbes calculates which of the participants in the global ranking of billionaires shock has spent the last 12 months and further increased his fortune.
List of 2013 led by the principal shareholder and CEO of the gaming corporation Las Vegas Sands Sheldon Adelson. In the past year, the owner of the biggest casino "jackpot", becoming richer by $ 15 billion, or 68% (state in the rating increase is calculated from 31 December 2012 to 20 December 2013).
The remaining places in the top 10 list distributed among themselves the leading technology entrepreneurs, led by the founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and heirs trading empire Wal-Mart. He does not lose grip and the legendary "Oracle of Omaha" Warren Buffett.
1. Sheldon Adelson
Net Worth: $ 37, 2 billion
The growth in 2013: $ 15 billion (+ 68%)
The main shareholder and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Sheldon Adelson in the past year as if he won in a casino belonging to him, thanks to the growth of quotations of the corporation employed a fortune of $ 15 billion, or almost 70%. Now his condition is more than $ 37 billion, and in the ranking of American billionaires, he rose from 11th to 5th place.
On average, Adelson earned $ 41 million per day throughout the year. Oddly enough, the foundation has become so successful speakers is not the world capital of the gaming industry - Las Vegas, and the expansion of business in Macau and Singapore. Even the rejection of plans to open a new casino in Madrid should not spoil the mood magnate sverhudachnym the end of the year.
2. Mark Zuckerberg
Net Worth: $ 25, 8 billion
The growth in 2013: $ 13, 6 billion (+ 112%)
2013th became the founder of Facebook watershed year. If excessive IPO of the company in May 2012 generated a wave of talk about the "bubble" of social media and prompted analysts skeptical about the prospects for the global social network №1, the last 12 months to put everything in its place. By July, Facebook has convinced advertisers that can monetize the audience of mobile devices, has returned to the offering price and since then has steadily improved its market position. 30-year-old founder of the company for more than twice as rich, that is, in percentage terms, even ahead of the leader Sheldon Adelson rating.
3. Jeff Bezos
Net Worth: $ 36, 9 billion
The growth in 2013: $ 13, 3 billion (+ 56%)
Founder and CEO of Amazon.com is not only one of the major technology industry visionaries, but also a successful businessman, has successfully converted into money their breakthrough ideas. Strengthening the market position of global online retailer №1 allowed Bezos painless to spend $ 250 million on the publishing house The Washington Post. In fact, this year alone the billionaire could crank out another 53 similar transaction.
4. Warren Buffett
Net Worth: $ 60 billion
The growth in 2013: $ 12, 1 billion (+ 25%)
Legendary investor, despite his advanced age and ill health, keeps the business acumen, through which passes all the competitors in the business. His investments made in the midst of the crisis on the bottom of the market, with the recovery of the US economy started to give out, and Buffett has brought more than $ 10 billion in revenue.
5. Christy Walton
Net Worth: $ 37, 5 billion
The growth in 2013: $ 10, 7 billion (+ 40%)
The wealthiest woman in the world continues to grow rich on the legacy of her late husband John Walton, son of co-founder of Wal-Mart Sam Walton. Business Christie makes a good investment in solar energy: the stock First Solar companies have increased in price more than 60% in recent months.
6. S. Robson Walton
Net Worth: $ 35 billion
The growth in 2013: $ 10, 1 billion (+ 41%)
Permanent chairman of the board of directors of Wal-Mart Stores in 1992, the eldest son of the late Sam Walton remains at the helm of trading empire, despite the riots workers, tense relations with the minority shareholders, and reproaches not very effective management. While Wal-Mart quotes will continue to grow, produce Robeson really serious complaints hardly anyone can.
7. Alice Walton
Net Worth: $ 35 billion
The growth in 2013: $ 10, 1 billion (+ 40%)
Daughter of the late founder Sam Walton's virtually no interest in Wal-Mart business. Her main passion - founded in 2011 Museum of American Art Crystal Bridges in Arkansas: Alice remains a major philanthropist billionaires family.
8. Jim Walton
Net Worth: $ 35, 5 billion
The growth in 2013: $ 10 billion (+ 39%)
The younger son of the founder of Wal-Mart Sam Walton, Jim gets richer along with other heirs due to the growth of quotations of the retailer. He also heads the family bank Arvest Bank, which has offices in Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.
9. Larry Page
Net Worth: $ 30, 5 billion
The growth in 2013: $ 9, 4 billion (+ 26%)
Google co-founder and CEO in tandem with Sergey Brin continues to compete for leadership in the global technology market. The search giant led by Brina not only successfully retains the usual height for themselves, but also claims to be the corporation startups - from Google called a wide audience associates have a number of potentially breakthrough projects from augmented reality glasses Google Glass to an unmanned vehicle. Skillful management, coupled with a claim on the visionary push up quotes and Google. Brin and Page is deservedly reaping the fruits of its own success.
10. Bill Gates
Net Worth: $ 74, 1 billion
The growth in 2013: $ 9, 3 billion (+ 14%)
Microsoft founder of this year regained the title of the richest man in the world. To his already impressive of Gates added still more than $ 9 billion is particularly struck by the fact that the business empire of billionaire today actually does not require surgical intervention of the owner:. Reliable investment instruments and professional managers provide a positive return on investment, while the legendary businessman develops new form and extent of his main passion in recent years - charity.