Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Becomes Richest Person In The World Today With Net Worth Of $90.5Billion

Jeff Bezos richest person in the world

July 27, 2017 – Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Becomes World’s Richest Person Today As Company Share Price Overtakes Microsoft’s

It is official! The founder of Amazon, a Seattle-based eCommerce company has become the richest person in the world.

He overtook Microsoft founder Bill Gates today after his company’s share price jumped by  1.7%.

Jeff Bezos who owns 17% of Amazon equity currently worth $90.5 Billion.

Bezos who is also the owner of Washington Post Newspaper and the private Space firm, Blue Origin is 53-year-old.

Here are 3 top billionaires currently behind Bezos and their net worth.

  • Microsoft Founder Bills Gates ($90 Billion)
  • Facebook founder, Zuckerberg ($72.9 Billion)
  • Mexican Telecom Icon Carlos Slim ($67.9 Billion)

Amazon has been expanding from its original mission as an online retailer to a diversified tech firm in cloud computing, online video, computing hardware and artificial intelligence.

The company plans to buy Whole Foods (a US grocer), a move that could expand the company.