Jeff Bezos Becomes World's Richest Man For Several Hours

Jeff Bezos Becomes World's Richest Man For Several Hours | Daily Updates

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos became the richest man in the world after hitting the $90 billion dollar mark on Thursday surpassing Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Amazon stock had gained $1.9 billion therefore giving him the edge over the rest of the billionaire pack. Bill Gates has been the richest man in the planet for 5 years in a row now.
However, a dip in the Amazon stock later in the day saw Jeff Bezos slip back to number 2 just behind Bill Gates. He closed the day with a net worth of $88.8 billion dollars. Bill Gates stayed at $89.9 billion. The two may look at the difference in their net worth as 1 but ordinary folks like me look at it as one billion dollars.
Jeff Bezos is perhaps the most innovative man this planet has lived to witness transforming an online book selling shop to a multi billion business that has spread its wings over telecommunication, artificial intelligence, motor industry, space technologies and still moving forward. He also acquired The Washington Post and a rocket company.
Jeff Bezos is among the many billionaires who have dedicated so much of their wealth into charity. He has since given as much as $100 million to charity causes. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffet have pledged to give their entire wealth to charity over time.
Jeff Bezos is the among the only three men to have surpassed Bill Gates as the richest in the world in over 18 years. Others are Warren Buffet and Carlos Slim. Warren Buffet and Bill Gates are very close friends making them perhaps the most expensive duo in the world.
The Amazon boss who started selling books in his garage 22 years ago is also said to be working on reusable rockets that will be available for commercial flights to space.

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