Jeff Bezos has put Bill Gates in the dust as he has taken over the spot of being the richest person of all time. Which means that we might see Bezos on an episode of the Simpsons soon.
Amazon’s CEO has surpassed the net worth of Bill Gates, putting Bezos value at 105.1 Billion as of Monday. Not bad at all.
Most the money comes from Jeff Bezos Amazon stock, which he owns 98.9 million shares of and since Amazon’s stock went up 1.4% on Monday, so did his net worth by 1.4 billion.
Since the start of the year, shares of Amazon are up nearly 7% following a 56% rise in 2017, which is all good news for Jeff Bezos.
In addition to Amazon, Bezos has invested in numerous other ventures, such as, the Washington Post, Blue Origin and the purchase of Whole Foods.
It has been a race for Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos for the title of the richest person of all the time, as the Amazon CEO had claimed the title back in July, then Gates took over and then Bezos reclaimed the title back in October.
The first time that Jeff Bezos had pass the $100 billion net worth mark was in November. As the holiday shopping began, this also helped bring up the shares of Amazon.
Bill Gates net worth is valued at 91.9 bilion which puts him around 10 billion dollars below Jeff Bezos.
Now to be fair, people say that Bill Gates would be worth more than Bezos if it wasn’t for his major charity contributions. Gates has given away 700 million shares of Microsoft, which would be worth $61.8 billion today, as well as $2.9 billion in cash, which would put his net worth over $150 billion, and which would put him quite ahead of Jeff Bezos net worth.