Forbes magazine has liberated its annual list of super duper rich people on Tuesday, and move over Bill Gates because Jeff Bezos is flush with cash.
Surprising no one, the Amazon CEO topped the listing with a $112 billion net worth. This is a milestone, stimulating Bezos the first person to top $100 billion on the listing of World’s Billionaires.
Falling from the top spot, the Microsoft cofounder clocked in at number two with a merit of $90 billion. Not too shabby, Bill. But despite falling from number 1, he was valued at $86 billion on the 2017 list, so we’re sure he’s not too upset by the whole thing.
Rounding out the five largest, Facebook CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly worth $71 billion, behind Warren Buffett and Bernard Arnault and family, respectively.
With the monster success of Amazon, it’s no astonish that Bezos topped the list holding he owns about 16 percentage of the company, which he founded in a garage in 1994. In October 2017, Forbes said Bezos the richest boy in the world after a stock lump, which resulted from the company’s third one-quarter earnings.
President Donald Trump, nonetheless, was not really lucky. The real estate mogul plummeted $400 million on the list, thanks to retail real estate in New York and, well, his personality.
“The president’s polarizing personality is expensing him business as well, ” Forbes wrote.