World's Billionaires: Biggest Gainers of 2014

The Rich Get Richer

Published: Mar 21, 2014 06:44:23 AM IST
Updated: Mar 19, 2014 01:51:40 PM IST


Mark Zuckerberg
 +$15.2 Billion
Net worth: $28.5 billion
Facebook’s stock has shot up more than 130% in the past year, making the company’s 29-year-old founder and chief executive this year’s biggest dollar gainer.


Lui Che Woo
 +$11.3 Billion
Net worth: $22 Billion
With no experience in the casino business, he took a huge gamble in bidding $1.1 billion for a Macau gaming licence, and his company Galaxy Entertainment hit the jackpot.


Aliko Dangote
 +$8.9 billion
Net worth: $25 Billion
Africa’s richest man jumps to No. 23 in the world this year, up from 43rd place in 2013. Shares in Dangote Cement, his largest asset, climbed more than 60% over the year.


Jack Ma
 +$6.6 billion
Net worth: $10 Billion
The fortune of the main man behind Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba more than doubled in the past year ahead of the company’s long-awaited IPO.


Elon Musk
 +$5.7 billion
Net worth: $8.4 Billion
Musk’s fortune is up 211% in 12 months, and shares in his Tesla electric car company are up 400% amid optimism that it will disrupt the automobile industry.


Stelios Haji-Ioannou

 +$2.1 billion
Net worth: $3.1 Billion
The stock price of his EasyJet soared on rising profits after the low-cost airline announced that customers would be able to book specific seats for the first time.

Figures reflect the change in net worth from Feb 14, 2013 to Feb 12, 2014.
Sources:   Interactive Data via Factset Research Systems; Forbes.

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