Jeff Bezos is now the richest man on the planet, beating Bill Gates and the likes. After adding a post-earnings surge in Amazon.com Inc. shares, Bezos has made it to the top of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index for the first time.
Big day for Jeff Bezos. With Amazon stock up 12.5%, he’s now worth +$90 Billion, making him the richest person in the world.
— Rebecca Jarvis (@RebeccaJarvis) October 27, 2017
Bill Gates had held the top spot as the richest person on Earth for more than four years.
There’s a new World’s Richest Person.
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) October 27, 2017
Bezos added a whopping $10.4 billion to his net worth as Amazon shares rose 13 percent, the most in 2 1/2 years.
That said, at the close of the market, Bezos had a net worth of $93.8 billion, $5.1 billion ahead of Gates on the Bloomberg index, a spot Gates claimed for over 4 years.