Jeff Bezos Dethrones Invoice Gates As International’S Richest Character

If Amazon stock holds steady through trading Thursday, Bezos will officially bump Gates, who has been No.
The vast majority of the Bezos fortune is tied up in Amazon stock, of which the CEO owns nearly 17%.
Today, the Amazon CEO is the richest person on Earth.
That stake alone is worth $83 billion, meaning Bezos could just as quickly lose his new title as the world’s richest man should Amazon’s stock decline, or Microsoft’s value rise.
Related: Jeff Bezos is the smartest guy in businessBezos founded Amazon in the mid-1990s from a garage, originally as an online bookseller.

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