All you need to know about billionaires

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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
Retail $ 80.30 21.91% 1
Technology $ 48.96 21.78% 2
Finance $ 21.84 11.22% 3
Food & Beverage $ 6.33 5.30% 4
Diversified $ 13.58 3.60% 5
Metals & Mining $-145.10 -10.89% 6

TOP 10

Bloomberg Billionaires Top 10

TOP Technology

Bloomberg Billionaires Top Tech

TOP Fashion (not all retail)

Bloomberg Billionaires Top Fashion

TOP Female

Bloomberg Billionaires Top Female

TOP EU

Bloomberg Billionaires Top EU

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