Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos became the worlds richest man but only for a brief period, he crossed Microsoft founder Bill Gates when his share price was raised to 40%, he became worth $91Billion.
Bill Gates has been the worlds richest man since 2013, Bezos managed to overtake this position for a brief amunt of time when his share price went up 40% according to real-time billionaires index compiled by Forbes, Bezos had become worth $91 Billion whereas Gates stood at $90Billion. however, Bezos only held the postion for one night as his share price dropped so did his position putting Gates back at number 1.
other than Amazon, Mexican born Bezos also owns Washington Post and has invested in another company in the year 2000 space travel through Blue Origin. He innitiated Amazon in 1994 by selling books from his garage today Amazon consists of 43% of online .
At the start of 2017, Bezos was ranked fourth-richest in the world, behind Gates, the investor Warren Buffett and Amancio Ortega, who founded Inditex, the company behind retailer Zara.
thecompany recently came underfire when Donald Trump described it as “getting away with murder, tax-wise”. He said Bezos was using the Washington Post for “political influence”.
e has not joined the club of billionaires who pledge to hand over the majority of fortunes to charity – started by Gates and his wife, along with Buffett – but recently tweeted to ask for philanthropic ideas to help in the short term, which he said was in contrast to his long-term approach to running the business.
“I want much of my philanthropic activity to be helping people in the here and now – short term – at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact.” according to the Guardian
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