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The 10 billionaires whose net worth rose the most in 2012

Nope, we haven’t heard of some of these rich folks…

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BILLIONAIRES HAD A good 2012.

According to Bloomberg, the richest 100 billionaires added €184 billion  to their wealth this past year.

As a whole they’re worth $1.45 trillion.

Bloomberg kindly gave us the data on the Top 10 gainers, how much they’re worth, and how much they made.

They come from a range of industries including tech, telecom, and chemicals.

The 10 billionaires whose net worth rose the most in 2012
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  • Rinat Akhmetov (up €5.2bn to €16.2bn)

    What he does: Russian oligarch with massive investments in natural resources. (Image: Wikipedia)
  • Jeff Bezos (up €5.2bn to €18bn)

    What he does: Amazon CEO and founder. Amazon shares had a huge 2012. (Image: Flickr/Steve Jurvetson)
  • Bill Gates (up €5.3bn to €47.8bn)

    What he does: Microsoft founder and Chairman. (Image: World Economic Forum via flickr)
  • Lee Shau Kee (up €5.4bn to €18bn)

    What he does: Hong Kong property tycoon.
  • David Koch (up €5.4bn to €31.2bn)

    What he does: Co-founder of Koch Industries (chemical and industrial company) as well as major conservative backer. (Image: AP)
  • Charles Koch (up €5.4bn to €31.2bn)

    What he does: Co-founder of Koch Industries (chemical and industrial company) as well as major conservative backer.
  • Bernard Arnault (up €6.2bn to €22bn)

    What he does: Europe's richest man and Chairman and CEO of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the Paris-based luxury goods empire. LMVH shares rallied 37 per cent in 2012. (Image: AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
  • Prince Awaleed (up €8.6bn to €21.9 bn)

    What he does: Uber-rich Saudi billionaire investor. (Image: tuancoi1 via flickr)
  • Carlos Slim (up €10.22bn to €16.9bn)

    What he does: Mexican telecom magnate.
  • Amancio Ortega (up €16.9bn to €43.9bn)

    What he does: Head of Spanish clothing retailer Inditex, which owns Zara.

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