Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, surpassed Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, as World’s Richest Person on lasted just for a few hours .
Bezos’s net worth topped $90 billion on Thursday morning, allowing the Amazon founder and CEO to dethrone Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, as the richest man in the world, according to Forbes and Bloomberg.
However, an afternoon dip in Amazon’s stock price caused Bezos to slip back behind Gates, who has been No. 1 since 2013 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Bezos finished the day worth $88.8 billion, just behind the $89.8 billion for Gates.
Bill Gates is back to being the world’s richest man. Bill Gates has been top on the list for 18 out of the 23 years the Forbes Richest list was initiated. While Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now the second richest person on Earth.