Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world according to Forbes. Bezos overtook Bill Gates with a fortune of over $90 billion. Bezos, whose incredible fortune now puts him $500 million ahead of Bill Gates (Microsoft founder) attained top dog when Amazon’s stock opened at 1.6% Thursday morning, adding $1.4 billion to his net worth… enough to put him ahead of Gates. It is not the first time Gates has been displaced as world’s richest man though, last year Spanish retailer Amancio Ortega surpassed Gates for 2 days.
According to Forbes, ‘Bezos is now the 7th person to hold the title of the world’s richest person and the 3rd American to top the global ranks besides Gates and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.’