Microsoft co-founder and ex-CEO Bill Gates has long been considered to be the richest person in the world. He is one of the richest men alive right now certainly, and has held the spot formally since 2013.
Well, now it looks like another tech giant has claimed the title. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is now the richest man on this planet.
Bill Gates had a net worth of around $90 billion at the close of markets yesterday. However, a surge in Amazon’s stock price has pushed Bezos to the top of the list. The surge in the company’s stock is due to its earnings report. Bezos was close behind Gates at the close of markets yesterday with a net worth of $89 billion. Then Amazon’s stock surged around $15 this morning while Microsoft’s shares declined slightly, this pushed Bezos over the $90 billion mark.
Bezos may even extend his lead further as the world’s richest man. We will see. He is now the sixth man ever to be titled the world’s richest person over the last three decades. He made it to the top of the list after almost 20 years have passed since he originally joined the “Three Comma Club.” I wonder how long he will stay on top.