CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos walked bill gates became the richest man in the world. To date, his fortune is estimated at $90,5 billion, $500 million more than the founder of Microsoft.
About it writes on Thursday, July 27 edition of Forbes Real Time.
Climb to the top of the Bezos helped the growth of quotations of the Internet giant, which the businessman owns 17% of the company’s shares: July 27, Amazon shares rose 1.6%, extending as Bezos for $1.4 billion.
That was enough to bypass the gates, which in the past year first been displaced for two days the owner of the holding company Inditex, Amancio Ortega, reminds Forbes.
Bezos first appeared in the Forbes-400 in 1998, when his fortune was estimated at $1.6 billion In the ranking of the richest people in the world by Forbes in 2017, he took third place with $72,8 billion.
But Bezos wouldn’t the richest man in the world if gates donated much of his fortune to philanthropy. In June 2010, gates, along with Buffett began a philanthropic campaign the giving pledge (The Giving Pledge). Only the founder of Microsoft gave for this purpose $32.9 billion Bezos for this campaign joined, but at the end of 2015 has transferred to the charity about $100 million.
Bezos launched Amazon in 1994, and over time, his company evolved from an online store that sells books in one of the world’s largest online retailers. It also offers cloud services through Amazon Web Services division. Among other assets Bezos aerospace company Blue Origin and the Washington Post.