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.
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.
|No.||Name||Net worth (USD)||Age||Nationality||Source(s) of wealth|
|1||Jeff Bezos||over $90billion||53||United States||Amazon.com|
|2||Bill Gates||$90.0 billion||61||United States||Microsoft|
|3||Warren Buffett||$75.6 billion||86||United States||Berkshire Hathaway|
|4||Amancio Ortega||$71.3 billion||80||Spain||Inditex, Zara|
|5||Mark Zuckerberg||$56.0 billion||32||United States|
|6||Carlos Slim||$54.5 billion||77||Mexico||América Móvil, Grupo Carso|
|7||Larry Ellison||$52.2 billion||72||United States||Oracle Corporation|
|8||Charles Koch||$48.3 billion||81||United States||Koch Industries|
|8||David Koch||$48.3 billion||76||United States||Koch Industries|
|10||Michael Bloomberg||$47.5 billion||75||United States||Bloomberg L.P.|