Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos now the world’s richest man

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos now the world’s richest man according to Forbes.  He has now with total net worth amounting to $90 billion. On Thursday, he has finally overtaken Bill Gates to become the world’s richest person.

Bezos had a networth of $89 billion when stock market closed trading yesterday. However, as trading proceeded on Thursday, the Amazon’s stock price increased more than $15 per share. This increase added $1.4 billion to the Bezos.

As a result, this increase was worth $500 million more than of Bill Gates.

Bezos started Amzon as a online book-selling platform from a house garage back in 1990s.

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