PV Technology Desk : Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon has become the richest man in the history, overtaking the wealth Bill Gates ever had to his name.
The Bloomberg Billionaires Index showed that Bezos’ net worth had hit USD 105.1 billion on Monday. It is USD 106 billion currently. According to Forbes’ tracker, Bezos has accumulated USD 104.4 billion as net worth.
Most of Bezos’ wealth comes from his 78.9 million shares of Amazon stock. On Monday itself, shares of Amazon had risen by 1.4 per cent, adding USD 1.4 billion to his net worth, reports the CNN.
It must be added that Jeff Bezos has overtaken Bill Gates before, but this is the first time he has broken the richest man in history record. Bezos became the richest person in the world in July 2017, when he dethroned Gates for a while. He was once again declared as the richest person in October 2017. Bezos crossed USD 100 billion in November.
The net worth of Bill Gates, on the other hand, is USD 91.9 billion, according to Forbes, and USD 93.3 billion as mentioned by Bloomberg. Forbes also mentions that the Microsoft founder’s net worth had shot up to USD 100 billion in April 1999.