Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos dethrones Bill Gates from the world richest man’s seat. Bezos became the richest person in the world for the first time with a $90.6 billion net worth when markets opened on Thursday. But while Amazon stock climbed 1.3%, it then dropped down to $1,046 by the time markets closed, getting Bezos out of the top spot. He ended the day with an $88.7 billion fortune.
Gates is once again the richest person in the world with an estimated $89.8 billion fortune, down $240 million from yesterday.