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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos now the richest man EVER

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos now the richest man EVER

Jeff Bezos's net worth reached US$105.1 billion Monday on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index as Amazon.com Inc. shares added to a 12-month surge that's lifted the online shopping giant's market value by nearly 57 per cent.

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

According to Forbes, Bezos' net worth is at $104.4 billion. This puts him ahead of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who is now valued at $93.3 billion and Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, at $87.3 billion.

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Bezos was awarded the title of world's richest individual back in July, narrowly edging out Bill Gates for the honour.

Gates is now worth $91.9 billion according to Forbes, and $93.3 billion by Bloomberg. That allowed Bezos, 53, who also owns the Washington Post and private space tourism company Blue Origin, to cross the $100-billion net worth mark in November. Without those donations, Gates would be worth over $150 billion. If adjusted for inflation, that cumulative total would now be over $144 billion in 2018. But he has given much of that away. According to publicly disclosed donations, Gates has given away 700 million shares of Microsoft - worth almost $62 billion at today's value - and close to $3 billion in cash over the years.

In case you were wondering, Bezos' fortune amounts to 1.78 million times the median USA household income.


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