Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos, Becomes Richest Person In History

Jeff Bezos, Amazon owner, is now the richest person in history, according to Bloomberg Billionaire’s Index.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, Richest Man In The World, Surpasses Bill Gates

Amazon’s net worth reached $105.1 billion on Monday courtesy of a 6.6 percent rise in Amazon.com shares.

Bezos who also owns controlling shares in Blue Origin and the Washington Post, passed Gates in October when his fortune crossed $100 billion.

According to Forbes, Bezos’ net worth is at $104.4 billion.

Gates’ net worth would far exceed $93.8 billion if he had not given to charity, primarily the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

He has given away almost 700 million Microsoft shares and $2.9 billion of cash and other assets since 1996, according to an analysis of his publicly disclosed giving.

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