There’s a new richest man in the world now and it’s no other than the billionaire Jeff Bezos. Yup, all of the big international media houses haver reported that, Jeff Bezos is now the new richest man in the world. It used to be Bill Gates, but with a 2.5% rise in Amazon shares on Thursday means Mr Bezos’s wealth has now eclipsed the Microsoft co-founder by $1.4bn, according to Forbes.
Jeff Bezos who is 53 years old, and founder of Amazon owns 17% shares in the online retail store and the company’s value has now exceeded $500 billion.
Jeff Bezos is now worth $91.4 billion.