Billionaires Who Gained in 2008

No news here: 2008 was rough on billionaires. The Forbes billionaires list shed 400 people between 2007 and 2008, with the total of 793 making the cut. The combined wealth of the list was halved, from $4 trillion to $2 trillion. Amid this dismal report, however, a few billionaires were able to increase their wealth, including Michael Bloomberg, George Soros, and John Paulson.