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Forbes Billionaires 2013: Winners, Losers & Givers

Amancio Ortega leads our annual scorecard of biggest gainers

Published: Mar 23, 2013 06:36:49 AM IST
Updated: Mar 21, 2013 05:15:39 PM IST
Forbes Billionaires 2013: Winners, Losers & Givers
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Amancio Ortega
+$19.5 billion
Net worth: $57 billion

Zara’s founder retired as chairman in 2011 but still holds nearly 60% of fast-appreciating shares, up 50% year-over-year on record profits at the trendy retail chain. Total stores owned worldwide by Amancio Ortega’s fashion retailer Inditex, including 1,938 stores in his homeland of Spain.

Forbes Billionaires 2013: Winners, Losers & Givers

Warren Buffett

+$9.5 billion
Net worth:$53.5 billion

Berkshire Hathaway’s surging shares pumped up the 82-year-old CEO’s fortune, but he drops a spot in our wealth ranking because of outsize charitable giving.

Forbes Billionaires 2013: Winners, Losers & Givers

Charles Koch

+$9 billion
Net worth: $34 billion

World’s richest siblings, David and Charles Koch, are up $9 billion apiece, thanks to rising refining and chemical profits, and solid results from Georgia-Pacific.

2013 Losers
Forbes Billionaires 2013: Winners, Losers & Givers

Eike Batista
–$19.4 billion
Net worth: $10.6 billion

Brazilian who bragged he’d one day be world’s richest man falls from No. 7 to No. 100, amid plunging mining stocks, losing the equivalent of $53 million a day.

Forbes Billionaires 2013: Winners, Losers & Givers

Ricardo Salinas
–$7.5 billion
Net worth: $9.9 billion

Last year, Salinas made more money than anyone as shares of his Grupo Elektra skyrocketed; the
shares have since fallen 50%.

Forbes Billionaires 2013: Winners, Losers & Givers

Azim Premji

–$4.7 billion
Net worth:$11.2 billion

The philanthropist gave away Wipro stock worth $2.3 billion this February. His fortune also dropped as shares of the outsourcing firm were down 9% in past year.



Forbes Billionaires 2013: Winners, Losers & Givers
Victor Pinchuk 

Big Gifts
Since its debut three years ago, 105 billionaires have signed Warren Buffett and Bill Gates’ Giving Pledge, promising to give away at least half their wealth. Here are 11 non-US billionaire signatories.

1  Vladimir Potanin 
$14.3 billion Russia Metals
 2  Azim Premji 
$11.2 billion India Outsourcing
 3  Hasso Plattner 
$8.9 billion Germany SAP
 4  Andrew Forrest 
$5.7 billion Australia Mining
 5  Richard Branson 
$4.6 billion UK Virgin
 6  Victor Pinchuk 
$3.8 billion Ukraine Manufacturing
 7  Patrice Motsepe 
$2.9 billion South Africa Mining
 8  John Caudwell 
$2.6 billion UK Mobile Phones
 9  Vincent Tan 
$1.3 billion Malaysia Real Estate, Retail
 10  Mohammed Ibrahim 
$1.1 billion UK Mobile Phones
 11  David Sainsbury 
$1.1 billion UK Supermarkets

Images: Buffett, Salinas: Reuters; Ortega, Koch, Batista, Premji, Pinchuk: Getty Images

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(This story appears in the 05 April, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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