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World’s Richest Gain $14 Billion as Bezos’ Amazon Fortune Falls

The 100 wealthiest people on the planet added $14 billion to their collective net worth this week as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index delivered its strongest start to a year since 1997.

One of the week’s biggest winners was Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Thailand’s richest man won control of Fraser & Neave Ltd. Wednesday after his S$13.8 billion ($11.2 billion) offer for the 130-year-old property and beverage company gained the backing of a majority of shareholders. He has an $11.2 billion fortune, up $1.6 billion for the week.