$105.1 Billion Net Worth: Jeff Bezos is the Richest Man Over the Globe Now

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Jeff Bezos is now the richest man in the world as his net worth reached $105.1 billion on Monday. That eclipses the record previously held by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

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Six billion in just five days

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has become the richest person in the world after making $6.1 billion in just five trading days in 2018 and is now worth $105 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Forbes, the other major tracker of the net worth of the world’s richest, put Bezos’ net worth at $104.4 billion.

Hard to imagine such sum? Let’s put that in perspective, the average American household income (which includes married couples) is about $73,000 a year.

To put it another way, the rise in Bezos’ fortune makes him worth more than Microsoft founder Bill Gates was ever worth, Bloomberg reports.

Bezos net worth continues to grow as shares of the online retail giant jumped 56% in 2017 and are up another 6.6% so far in 2018. Amazon continues to dominate online spending and expanded to Australia in 2017.

Suck it, Gates

Bezos grabbed the world’s richest person title in July when he briefly passed Gates. The founder of the world’s largest online retailer moved ahead of Gates in October with a net worth of $93.8 billion and his fortune crossed $100 billion for the first time a month later when the holiday shopping season kicked off on Black Friday.

Gates is worth $91.9 billion according to Forbes, and $93.3 billion by Bloomberg.

Here is the list of five richest men in 2018:
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