Forbes names Amazon CEO world’s richest man

Forbes magazine has named the Amazon originator and CEO, Jeff Bezos, as the world’s wealthiest man with 112bn dollar fortune.

Bezos surpassed Microsoft boss, Bill Gates, who fell once more into second place with $90bn.


Forbes ascertained that Bezos’ fortune, which is for the most part held in Amazon shares, expanded by 39.2bn dollars over the previous year.

Bill Gates who had topped the Forbes very rich people list for 18 of the most recent 24 years, saw his fortune climbed unassumingly from 86bn to 90bn dollars.

Twelve out of the main 15 wealthiest individuals are from the US, with speculator Warren Buffett in third place (with $84bn) and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in fifth ($71bn).

The quantity of ladies on the rundown expanded from 227 to 256. A record 72 of the ladies made their own fortunes.

The world’s wealthiest independent lady is Hong Kong’s Zhou Qunfei, organizer of cell phone screen producer Lens Technology.
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