Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Is Now the World’s Second Richest Person

March 30, 2017 11:26 am
Jeff Bezos Is Now the Second Richest Man in the World
Founder, Chairman and CEO of Jeff Bezos arrives at the Amazon's Emmy Celebration at the Sunset Tower Hotel on September 18, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
Jeff Bezos Is the Second Richest Man in the World
Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Inc. and founder of Blue Origin LLC.(Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images)


Amazon has delivered Jeff Bezos a lot of wealth — and some new bragging rights.

According to Bloomberg, the 53-year-old dot-com founder has now surpassed Spanish businessman Amancio Ortega and Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett to become the second richest person in the world.

Bezos pocketed $1.5 billion Wednesday, when Amazon acquired Dubai online retailer His net worth has now ballooned to $75.6 billion, or $700 million more than Buffett’s. He cleared Ortega by more than $1 billion.

Bezos has already added an astonishing $10.2 billion this year alone, as he steadily climbs the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Microsoft’s Bill Gates, who’s worth $86 billion, still tops the list.

Below, watch a video of Warren Buffett complimenting Bezos’ business acumen on CNBC.


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