Jeff Bezos Surpasses Bill Gates As Richest Person Of All Time

Tonya Becker
January 10, 2018

Bill Gates would most likely still have an edge on Bezos in terms of total wealth if he had not made significant charitable donations over the previous decade.

According to Bloomberg's billionaire tracker, Amazon's net worth reached $105.1 billion on Monday courtesy of a 6.6 percent rise in shares.

Bezos topped $100 billion in net worth in November. The company's shares are up 7 per cent in 2018, after soaring 56 per cent in 2017.

The boss of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post, was the seventh person to be crowned the world's richest person (in July) since Forbes began tracking the wealthy in 1987. A number of other business investments are also managed through Bezos Expeditions. Forbes, another media conglomerate who tracks the net worths of the world's richest, estimated that Bezos's fortune is at $104.4 billion, which is almost parallel with Bloomberg's projections.

Amazon has delivered a big prize to its CEO Jeff Bezos, who is now the richest person on Earth.

Some have called Bezos the richest man in history, but according to CNBC's Robert Frank, if adjusted for inflation, Gates' $100 billion fortune in 1999 would be worth about $147 billion today.

Gates is now worth $91.9 billion according to Forbes, and $93.3 billion by Bloomberg.

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