The world has a new wealthiest man! Bill Gates was knocked off his throne this week by Jeff Bezos thanks to strong Amazon shares, Bloomberg reports. The CEO’s net worth climbed to $90.9 billion yesterday, beating Gates’ $90.7! Amazon’s shares will likely retreat and put Microsoft back on top, but still. There’s a good chance Bezos will make the #1 spot more permanent in the future.
It’s worth noting Gates gave away roughly $31 billion of his personal fortune by the end of 2016, while Bezos’ philanthropy was about $100 million by the close of 2015. However, Bezos recently asked for philanthropy ideas on Twitter. I guess he’s feeling generous these days. I would! It’s not like Amazon is going anywhere anytime soon.
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