A 30 percent surge in the value of his Oracle stock meant Larry Ellison counted his wealth at $39.5B, placing him fifth in the world. Impressive, too, considering Ellison has been busying himself in fields other than business of late. I
Larry Ellison - net worth: $43 billion - The world's fifth-richest man is $7 billion wealthier than in 2012, thanks to a more than 20% jump in the value of his Oracle stock. In the past year, the software mogul has been on a real estate buying spree, acquiring properties in Malibu and 98% of the Hawaiian island of Lanai from billionaire David Murdock for a reported $500 million. He just added Hawaiian airline Island Air to his holdings.