Bill Gates is no longer the World’s richest man. He has been replaced by someone else; yes, Bill Gates has come down to the 2nd position and we know you are eager to know who has occupied the 1st place.
Well, it’s none other than Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon. He has just become the World’s richest man, thanks to the surge in the price of Amazon.com Inc. shares.
Bill Gates has a net worth of $90.7 billion while Jeff Bezos has a net worth of $90.9 billion. This was declared after the shares of Amazon.com saw a 1.6 percent boost. Gates has been leading the list since 2013, but finally, he has found a replacement.
Amazon has progressed a lot in various categories especially groceries and apparel and this is the reason it has become a favorite of investors.
The retail giant has been dominating the market with its growth strategy, which has helped the share value shoot up from $237 to $1070.
Have a look at the top 10 list of richest people;
Rank Name Worth (USD) Profession
1 Jeff Bezos $90.9 Billion Amazon CEO
2 Bill Gates $90.7 Billion Microsoft Founder
3 Amanceo Ortega $83.5 Billion Founder Zara Clothing
4 Warren Buffett $74.4 Billion Businessman/ Investor
5 Mark Zuckerberg $68.7 Billion Founder Facebook
6 Carlos Slim Helu $66.5 Billion Owner Grupo Carso
7 Larry Ellison $62.1 Billion Co-founder Oraclen
8 Michael Bloomberg $53.3 Billion Co-founder Bloomberg LP
9. Charles Koch $48.6 Billion Owner Koch Industries
10 David Koch $48.6 Billion VP Koch Industries
The total value consists 81 million shares of Amazon, ownership value of “The Washington Post” and company “Blue Origin”, as well as cash that he got from sale of securities.