Warren Buffett made $37million a day in 2013 - that's $1.5million an HOUR - bringing his eye-popping net worth to $59billion... but Bill Gates still tops list of world's rich
12/19/2013 12:03:00 PM
He may not have won Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot, but Warren Buffett probably doesn't care.
The investing genius made an eye-popping $37 million a day in 2013 - that's $1.5 million an hour - simply watching the shares in his conglomerate soar by more than 25 per cent.
The Berkshire Hathaway boss' net worth bounced $12.7 billion to $59.1 billion over the period, making him the billionaire who made the most cash this year, according to a new survey.
But even with his staggering money-making, Buffett, who lives a notoriously humble existence despite his billions, only came second on the list of the world's Top 10 richest people, compiled by Wealth-X.
Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates took the top spot for another year, with a total net worth of $72.6 billion, up from $61.1 billion in 2012.
Gates' impressive gain saw him come second to Buffett in the gains stakes, and in third place was casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who's worth an estimated $35.3 billion this year after raking in $11.4 billion from his gambling houses in Las Vegas, Macau and Singapore.