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Class of 2013: The year's business winners and losers

By Oliver Joy, CNN
December 20, 2013 -- Updated 1814 GMT (0214 HKT)
WINNER: After Facebook's botched float in 2012, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey saw his company's stock rise 73% in the first day of trading after the micro-blogging site launched an Initial Public Offering [IPO] in November. Dorsey, worth $1.3 billion according to Forbes, now heads up mobile payment start-up Square. WINNER: After Facebook's botched float in 2012, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey saw his company's stock rise 73% in the first day of trading after the micro-blogging site launched an Initial Public Offering [IPO] in November. Dorsey, worth $1.3 billion according to Forbes, now heads up mobile payment start-up Square.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2013 has been a roller coaster year in business that has made and broken millionaires
  • CNN taps the biggest winners, including Nick D'Aloisio, Janet Yellen and Jeff Bezos
  • CNN counts Thorsten Heins and John Boehner among the business losers

(CNN) -- From tycoon bankruptcies to billion-dollar takeovers, 2013 has been a roller coaster year in business.

As 2013 draws to a close, CNN takes a look at some of the winners and losers of the last 12 months.

Some of the highlights include Nick D'Aloisio, the 18-year old tech wunderkind, who sold his app to Internet giant Yahoo!; Spanish billionaire Amancio Ortega, who rose to third on the Forbes rich list and incoming Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, soon to become the first woman to take the helm at the world most powerful central bank.

Have we missed someone? Tell us who you think is the biggest winner or loser of 2013 in the comments section below.

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