World’s Richest Add $200 Billion as Global Markets Surge
By David de Jong - Nov 4, 2013 7:00 PM ET
Bloomberg Markets Magazine
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Zuckerberg, the 29-year-old co-founder of Facebook Inc., is not only the youngest billionaire, he’s the biggest gainer, Bloomberg Markets will report in its December Billionaires Issue. Zuckerberg doubled his fortune to $24.5 billion from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30, the day we took a snapshot of Bloomberg’s exclusive daily wealth ranking, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. (Or see http://bloomberg.com/billionaires.)
Veteran technology icon Bill Gates, 58, claimed the top spot. Microsoft Corp.’s chairman and co-founder bumped Carlos Slim, last year’s No. 1, to second richest. Gates’s net worth surged $10.2 billion to $72.9 billion. Slim, who controls America Movil SAB, Latin America’s biggest telecom company, saw his fortune crumble by 12.9 percent to $65.5 billion.