Warren Buffett Climbs Billionaires Index With These 5 Stocks

After giving up the title last August, billionaire Warren Buffett is once again the world’s third-richest person.money-eye1-300x225

The “Oracle of Omaha” who runs Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BKRA) moved up from fourth place to pass Amancio Ortega, a Spanish retail tycoon behind Inditex fashion group.

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According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Buffett is worth $54.6 billion, compared to Ortega’s $54.3 billion. Carlos Slim is still in first place with $70 billion, followed by Bill Gates with a net worth of $67.3 billion.

As the largest shareholder in Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett’s wealth has increased with a strong rally in stocks this year. Shares of Berkshire Hathaway have jumped more than 14 percent year-to-date.

Through decades of takeovers, stock picks, and special Buffett-only deals, Berkshire Hathaway has essentially been turned into a highly-advertised mutual fund.

Here are the top five holdings according to the most recent 13-F…