The Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’s net worth reached more than $105 billion, making him the richest person of all times, CNN reports.
Bezos’s has become so rich due to a sharp increase in in the price of Amazon shares. Shares of Amazon (AMZN) are up 6.62% so far in this year, having reached $ 1300. The company is the largest on line retailer in the world.
The record was previously held by Bill Gates, Microsoft founder. Now he is second in the list of richest people, owning 93.3 billion dollars.
Bezos was ahead Bill Gates in July, 2017, then he briefly passed Bill Gates. He moved back to the top of the richest people list in November.
Besides Amazon, Bezos' other holdings include the Washington Post and Blue Origin, a private space travel business that intends to take tourists to space.
Amazon is the largest worldэы company, selling goodы and services via the Internet since 1994. In the beginning, Amazon was selling music discs and books, later – video records, video games, consumer electronics. Amazon was the first to launch on line video store in the USA. Amazon turnover was about $136 billion for 2016.