Jeff Bezos - Now the World's Second Richest Person

Posted on:30 Mar 2017 11:24:16
Jeff Bezos - Now the World's Second Richest Person
30 March 2017 Current Affairs: Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has become the world’s second-richest person, adding $1.5 billion to his net worth at $75.6 billion yesterday, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index.

Bezos’ fortune spiked a day after Amazon announced plans to purchase Dubai-based e-commerce platform Souq.com.

According to Bloomberg, his net worth increased by $10.2 billion this year.

Aside from Amazon, Bezos also owns Washington state-based aerospace company Blue Origin, which plans to offer space tourism.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates remained the world’s richest person and topped Forbes’ annual list with an estimated net worth of $86 billion, up from $75 billion in 2016.

About Jeff Bezos:- • Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1964

• Studied at Princeton University and worked on Wall Street

• Launched Amazon as online book retailer in Seattle in 1994

• A lifelong Star Trek fan, he launched Blue Origin spaceflight and aerospace firm in 2000

• Bought The Washington Post newspaper in 2013

• Recently purchased Dubai-based e-commerce platform Souq.com.

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