Jeff Bezos is now the World Wealthiest Person Alive as he overwhelms Bill Gates, AUTHENTIC NEWS GIANT learnt.
Jeff Bezos who is the Chief Executive officer and founder of Amazon.com, Inc is now the Richest man alive having a total worth of US$171.6 billion, striking his previous high of $167.7 billion.
The 56-year-old American internet entrepreneur has gained approximately $56.7 billion this year alone.
Much of Bezo’s wealth comes from Amazon, with the CEO owning roughly 57 million shares of the company.
Despite the global outbreak of COVID-19, Amazon has gained even more business in recent months, as a result of worldwide lockdowns and the growing demand for online shopping.
Following Bezos on Bloomberg’s ranking are Bill Gates (with a net worth of $115 billion), Bernard Arnault ($93 billion) and Mark Zuckerberg ($91.2 billion).