Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, is now the richest man in the world
Last week, Mark Zuckerberg climbed one of the richest people in the world to the third place behind Jeff Bezos (54). However, it seems that the Facebook CEO did not stay very close to Bezos since as of July 16, 2018, the Amazon CEO officially became the richest man in the world in the Forbes rankings with a fortune estimated at 150 billion of dollars, surpassing Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder.
Jeff Bezos is ranked first among the richest people in the world as a result of the Amazon Amazon share price increase to $ 1,841.95 at the Amazon Prime Day campaign, an absolute record of the company. Even if the value of shares declined in the coming days, it could still keep up with Bill Gates, which has a fortune estimated at $ 95.3 billion. The latter donated many of its actions to Microsoft, as well as considerable sums of money (about 2.9 billion) to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support humanitarian causes
Bezos set off to the position he has today in the early 1990s, when he started one of the first online bookstores: Amazon.com. Over time, the store has diversified its product offer and has come to define online commerce as we know it today. Amazon has also developed in other areas such as the distribution of digital content and even the hosting of web sites and web services, a highly profitable business. Bezos has also invested in other projects such as a space-based Blue Origin company, one of the competing companies for Elon Musk's SpaceX
At present, Bezos is the richest man in the world, but he does not control his greatest fortune. Above it is the Walton family, the richest dynasty on the planet, which has a fortune of $ 151.5 billion.