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.