Amazon Founder and CEO since 1996 Jeff Bezos is now the richest man in the world surpassing Bill Gates. This comes after the Amazon stock climbed this morning ahead of the online retailer’s earnings report. The online retailer’s stock rose by over 2.45% to trade at $1 079 at the time of the writing of this article. This uptick this morning puts the founder at a net worth of about $90.9 Billion compared to Bill Gates’ net worth of $90.7 Billion.
Bill Gates has held on to the number one spot for the past four years and in that time the Amazon CEO saw his net worth quadruple.
Source: Bloomberg Technology
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