Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon becomes the world’s richest person as he is ahead of the Bill Gates by $500M.
Today, there was a sudden increase in the shares of Amazon and when the markets opened Jeff’s net worth had crossed $90.5 B.
Well, it is also true that Bill Gates wouldn’t have been tackled if he would have given most of his earning in philanthropy. It is estimated that he had given around $30 B in charity (total at the end of 2016), enough for him to hold the title for next few decades. Bill has been inspiring Billionaires to donate at least half of their wealth to the charity. But Jeff has not signed that pledge but he has donated $100 M (at the end of 2015) to the charity.
Forbes is tracking billionaires since 1987. Jeff Bezos is now the seventh person to hold the title of the world’s richest person and the third American to top the global ranks after Bill Gates and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.
“The more we share, the more we wear…”