- Bill Gates has been thwarted as the richest man in the world by Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.
This is reflected in the billionaire index of data collector Bloomberg.
Bill Gates stood at $ 90.8 billion on personal capital, with Bezos $ 89.8 billion. The march by former Microsoft Superman thanks Jeff Bezos exclusively to the very strong rise in his shareholding in Amazon Amazon Amazon Marketplace.
In the interim trading, its share package increased by $ 1 billion on Thursday afternoon. This year the share is already 40% higher.\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Bill Gates, with over $ 90 billion the richest earthmaker.\n \n \n Photo: AP
That has grown into much more than the online store. Recently bought the drones, Whole Foods chain and data centers.
Amazon shares rose by 1.8% to $ 1071.03 on Thursday. The 53-year-old Bezos jumped with a package of 17% of all Amazon shares in the ranking to the first place. Bill Gates (61) had been in charge since March 2013.
Third place is Spanse investor Amancio Ortega and fourth is 'super investor' Warren Buffett.