Wealth: $85 billion
Change (YoY): 25%
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates saw his wealth rise by $17 billion as a result of steady gains on his investments.
According to Hurun report, one quarter of his wealth is invested in Warren Buffett’s companies, besides his stake in Microsoft. Other investments include $3.5 billion in Facebook.
Image: Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett (R) watches Bill Gates prepare to throw a newspaper in a competition just before Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting in Omaha. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters