"But while 17 billionaires on Forbes list lost more than $1 billion in the past month, Buffett managed to boost his wealth by $8 billion to $58 billion, pushing him ahead of Gates, whose fortune fell to $55.5 billion from $57 billion."
Good news: you didnt lose a billion dollars.
Bad news: you didnt make a vague number between 8 and 58 billion.
Good news: if you have berkshire stock, you may enjoy some of that 8-58 billion eventually.
Bad news: berkshire stock just suffered one of its worst plunges.
Everyone better now?