Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos back on top as world’s wealthiest person, edges Microsoft’s Bill Gates

Written by on October 30, 2019

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is back on top as the world’s wealthiest person, edging Microsoft’s Bill Gates for the honor as of Friday, according to Forbes.

Bezos is reportedly worth $109.9 billion, while Gates checks in at $105.8 with Bernard Arnault, who owns Louis Vitton and Fendi, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in the third through fifth spots.

Bezos’ investments in his company, particularly in the same-day delivery area where he’s laid out $800 million of late, could cause him to flip-flop with Gates for a time.

It happened this week, in fact, when Amazon’s stock dipped 7% Thursday though a recovery the next day steadied Bezos’ holdings heading into the weekend.

MacKenzie Bezos has also chipped away at her now ex-husband’s wealth, as she moved into Forbes’ 26th slot at $34.7 billion following the couple’s divorce in January.

The philanthropic Gates could probably worth more currently, but has opted to give away a solid chunk of his fortune to charitable funds.

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