Move over, Forbes—Bloomberg is out with a new daily ranking of the world’s billionaires, based on changes to their net worth due to stock fluctuations and company news.
Called the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, it’s essentially a real-time version of the Forbes Billionaires List, which comes out annually (though some individual net worths are updated more frequently).
While the top three positions are the same on both lists, after that the rankings deviate significantly. Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad ranks fourth on the Bloomberg index while he’s at #162 on the Forbes list, largely because he says he isn’t the owner of his company (though Bloomberg maintains he is).
Now find out how the rest of the billionaires fared in the rankings. Listed net worths are from the Bloomberg Billionaire Index as of this publishing date.
Net worth: $22.4 billion
Forbes ranks her #15, with a net worth of $23.5 billion as of March, 2011.
Bettencourt is the heiress to the L'Oreal fortune, and while she's still technically Europe's richest woman, a judge in October ordered that the elderly billionaire's fortune be placed under the legal control of her daughter and grandsons.
Net worth: $23.6 billion
Forbes ranks him #6, with a net worth of $19.2 billion as of November, 2011.
Mittal oversees the world's largest steelmaker, ArcelorMittal. He is Indian born and resides in London.
His net worth tanked last year as shares of ArcelorMittal dropped 40 per cent, according to Forbes.
Net worth: $25.7 billion
In 2011 Forbes ranked him #16, with a net worth of $21.5 billion as of September, 2011.
Adelson, the casino tycoon who is chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corps., has made headlines in recent weeks for his eight-figure donations to the Super PACs supporting Newt Gingrich.
Net worth: $42.5 billion
Forbes ranks him #162, with a net worth of $6 billion as of March, 2011.
Kamprad, the founder of furniture retailer Ikea, ranks fourth on the Bloomberg index while he's at #162 on the Forbes list, largely because he says he isn't the owner of his company (though Bloomberg maintains he is).
In March, Forbes called Kamprad the year's biggest loser, saying he had lost $17 billion of his wealth after his lawyers produced documents saying he could not benefit from the funds of his Lichtenstein-based foundation.
Net worth: $68.5 billion
Forbes ranks him #1, with a net worth of $63.3 billion as of November, 2011.
Slim Helu came from humble beginnings. His father was an immigrant shoe maker and Slim built his fortune from almost nothing. And although he has billions now, friends say he wears cheap suits and prefers pen and paper to fancy computers.
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