Bezos 'gains $11.bn in 2013'

Bezos 'gains $11.bn in 2013'

Amazon founder Jess Bezos added approximately $11.3bn (£6.8bn) to his net worth in 2013, according to intelligence company Wealth-X.

The businessman takes fourth place in the list of billionaires who made the most money in 2013. Wealth-X looks at ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals.

Bezos’ net worth in December this year was calculated at $34.4bn (£21bn), compared to $23.1bn (£14.2bn) in January. Investor and philanthropist Warren Buffet topped the list, with Microsoft chairman Bill Gates second and American casino mogul Sheldon Adelson third.

Wealth-X estimates that the individuals on its top 10 list made an average of $29m (£18m) a day this year, and increased their wealth by 41.6%.

The company’s calculations are for the period from January 1st to December 11th this year.