Businesses are always in a mode of variations and the revenue generated by them too enjoys a dynamic lifecycle. We are keen to offer you a crystal picture of the year 2013 which has just left us with some good and bad memories recently. However, in terms of business and development, the 10 wealthiest businessmen who have improved in 2013 are celebrating their successes to the fullest. Here are 10 of such businessmen. Have a look!
10) Carl Icahn:
2013 Gain: $7.2 billion
Between well-timed investments in Herbalife and Netflix , it has been a great year for the activist investor. Icahn gained $7.2 billion in 2013 and pushed his total net worth to $22.1 billion. Shares of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified holding company, are up 160 percent this year.
9) Lui Che Woo
2013 Gain: $8.3 billion
Thanks to record casino-gaming revenue, Galaxy Entertainment Group founder Lui Chee Woo gained $8.3 billion this year and pushed his total net worth to $19.6 billion. He has been a director of the company since August 1991, and is the chairman and a member of the executive board.
8) Larry Page
2013 Gain: $9.3 billion
Page is an American computer scientist and co-founder of Google, the most popular site on the Internet. With shares of Google surging more than 50 percent this year, Page gained $9.3 billion and has a total net worth of almost $30 billion.
7) Sergey Brin
2013 Gain: $9.3 billion
Brin is also a co-founder of Google. He gained $9.3 billion and has a total net worth of $30 billion. Brin and Page met during their years at Stanford University.
6) Masayoshi Son
2013 Gain: $10.3 billion
The Japanese businessman is the founder and current chief executive officer of Softbank, and current Chair of Sprint. In 2013, he gained $10.3 billion and has a total net worth of $19.1 billion.
5) Mark Zuckerberg
2013 Gain: $10.5 billion
Although Zuckerberg is only 29 years old, he gained $10.5 billion this year and has a total net worth of $24.7 billion. In fact, he is the youngest billionaire in the world. Zuckerberg is co-founder and current chief executive officer of Facebook. Shares of the social media giant have more than doubled this year.
4) Jeff Bezos
2013 Gain: $11.3 billion
After spending time on Wall Street, Bezos founded Amazon.com in 1994 and has been building his wealth ever since. In 2013, he gained $11.3 billion and has a total net worth of $34.4 billion. Amazon.com is the world’s largest Internet retailer.
3) Sheldon Adelson
2013 Gain: $11.4 billion
Adelson is the chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands, an American casino and resort operating company based in Nevada. During 2013, he gained $11.4 billion and increased his total net worth of $35.3 billion.
2) Bill Gates
2013 Gain: $11.5 billion
Coming in second place, Gates gained $11.5 billion in 2013 and pushed his total net worth to $72.6 billion. He is the former chief executive officer and current Chair of Microsoft, which he co-founded in 1975. Shares of Microsoft have surged 35 percent this year.
1) Warren Buffet
2013 Gain: $12.7 billion
The Oracle of Omaha still has the Midas touch. Buffett gained a whopping $12.7 billion this year, and has a total net worth of $59.1 billion. In 1962, Buffett began buying stock in Berkshire Hathaway (BKRA) and is now the largest shareholder and chief executive officer. Shares of the company are up about 30 percent this year.