Top 10 richest persons in the world/ Jeff Bezos has become the richest person of the world

Jeff Bezos has become world’s richest person. Before him Bill Gates was the richest person of the world with Net worth USD 90.0 billion. But in July 2017 survey Jeff Bezos has crossed Bill Gates, and became the richest person of the world. The recent surge in Amazon stock has pushed Bezos’ fortune to over $90.5 billion, vaulting him past Bill Gates. Although he has been a billionaire for more than 20 years, his wealth has surged in the last two years.

Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American technology and retail entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist who is best known as the founder, chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Amazon.com, the world’s largest online shopping retailer.
Born: 12 January 1964 (age 53), Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Net worth: 90.5 billion USD (2017) Forbes

Spouse: MacKenzie Bezos (m. 1993)
Movies: Star Trek Beyond
Education: Princeton University (1986), River Oaks Elementary School, Miami Palmetto High School

This report has been made in light of survey of Forbes and Bloomberg. The Amazon CEO had a net worth of over $89 billion as of the close of markets Wednesday, while Bill Gates had a net worth of just over $90 billion.

Amazon’s share price has jumped by more than $15 a share overnight, and was recently trading near that level, while Microsoft is down slightly. If the stocks hold up today, Bezos — who owns around 80 million shares of Amazon — will add more than $800 million to his fortune. That would put him past Gates, assuming the valuations of their non-stock holdings haven’t changed.

Of course, Amazon stock could pull back, or Microsoft could rally. But even if Bezos doesn’t end the day as the richest man, he will likely take the crown from Gates more permanently in the coming days and weeks.

When he hits the mark, Bezos, who started selling books from his garage 22 years ago, becomes the first man to bump Gates from his perch in seven years and is only the sixth man to hold the “richest person” title in the past 30 years, according to Forbes.

List of world’s top ten richest persons in July, 2017.
No. Name Net worth (USD) Age Nationality Source(s) of wealth
Increase Jeff Bezos over $90billion Increase 53 United States Amazon.com
Increase Bill Gates $90.0 billion Increase 61  United States Microsoft
Increase Warren Buffett $75.6 billion Increase  86  United States Berkshire Hathaway
Decrease Amancio Ortega $71.3 billion Increase 80  Spain Inditex, Zara
Increase Mark Zuckerberg $56.0 billion Increase 32  United States Facebook
Decrease Carlos Slim $54.5 billion Increase 77  Mexico América Móvil, Grupo Carso
Steady Larry Ellison $52.2 billion Increase 72  United States Oracle Corporation
Increase Charles Koch $48.3 billion Increase 81  United States Koch Industries
Increase David Koch $48.3 billion Increase 76  United States Koch Industries
10 Decrease Michael Bloomberg $47.5 billion Increase 75  United States Bloomberg L.P.

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