Read it and weep.
Bloomberg Markets magazine's annual list of the world's richest people reveals the collective fortune of the top 100 billionaires soared $200 billion to $2.1 trillion – more than the GDP of most countries – in 2013.
The ranking - a featured story in the December issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine – sees Bill Gates reclaim the top spot from Carlos Slim whose fortune crumbled by 12.9% in 2013, shows it’s been a good year for luxury retail and tech and that gambling’s proved a good bet for Asian billionaires.
Biggest Winner % Change YTD*: Mark Zuckerberg 100.1% (rank #25)
Biggest Winner USD YTD: Mark Zuckerberg $12.3 billion (rank #25)
Biggest Loser % Change YTD: Rinat Akhmetov -31.3% (rank #88)
Biggest Loser USD YTD: Carlos Slim $-9.7 billion (rank #2)
Country with most billionaires: USA - 37 (followed by Russia 11; Germany 6)
Industry sector with most billionaires: Diversified - 21 (followed by Retail 18, Technology 13)
Oldest billionaire: Karl Albrecht 93 (rank #20) (followed by Liliane Bettencourt 90 rank #13)
Youngest billionaire: Mark Zuckerberg 29 (rank #25)
Net worth of rank# 100: USD 10.7 - Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken
Industry winner: retail preformed best in 2013 - YTD Change USD $80.3 billion, YTD Change % - 21.92%
Industry loser: metals & mining performed worst in 2013 - YTD Change USD $-145.1, YTD Change % -10.89%
*: YTD Change ranked by billionaires net worth performance as of September 30, 2013
Biggest Industry Winners & Losers
|YTD Change USD||YTD Change %||Rank|
|Food & Beverage||$ 6.33||5.30%||4|
|Metals & Mining||$-145.10||-10.89%||6|
TOP Fashion (not all retail)
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