Having an enormous stake in a company can be a blessing or a curse—especially if the stock is volatile during the year. With that baseline, 2014 proved kinder to some notable corporate titans than others.
CNBC calculated 2014's biggest winners and losers of 2014 based on the stock's 12-month performance and the individual's stock ownership. Some of the richest got even richer, while others suffered some punishing results they'd probably rather forget.
What follows are some of the biggest 2014 movers among the holdings of notable company founders and executives.