Amazon`s Jeff Bezos becomes world`s richest person, replaces Bill Gates

Gates has been ranked No. 1 on the Forbes richest person list in 18 of the last 23 years.

Amazon posted a profit of $197 million for the quarter, a massive 77% drop from $857 million profit it reported in the same period a year earlier. Gates once again sits atop the list with a net worth of $90.8 billion, according to Bloomberg.

Unlike fellow billionaires Gates and Warren Buffet, Bezos has yet to pledge at least half of his wealth to charity. In February, Bezos said that "tens of millions of new paid members" had joined Prime in the past year.

The vast majority of the Bezos fortune is tied up in Amazon stock, of which the CEO owns nearly 17%. The company also said is total workforce increased by more than 31,000 in the second quarter.

Amazon shares have been trading at a record high. She criticized the book for its "inaccuracies" and a skewed version of reality.

Bezos purchased the iconic newspaper for $250 million in 2013, at a time when the paper was losing money. With these moves, Jeff has added tens of billions of dollars to his paper net worth.

"So many stories about me in the @washingtonpost are Fake News", Trump tweeted this week. "The big difference is that we now have $50 million in the bank, which is huge".

Amazon floated on the stock market in 1997. "Jeff and I have been married for 20 years".

But while profits stayed small, Amazon, as a company, got larger and larger.

In 1995, you might sit at your computer, set up your dial-up connection and order a paperback on Amazon.com. And Amazon's stock has been on a tear lately, amplified by the company's recently announced acquisition of grocery chain Whole Foods. That way your hands are free to unload your AmazonFresh groceries. According to Vogue, her husband would take a day off to read her manuscript and give her thorough notes. The shares weakened by the end of the day, relegating Bezos back to 2nd place. Don't underestimate the value of that!

When asked how his life changed when he became a billionaire he said: "Personally, it hasn't changed at all".

What's most astounding about Bezos' rise is his recent wealth surge.

In January, Bezos pledged the full legal resources of his company to fight the travel ban instituted by the new US president against seven Muslim-majority nations.

He wants to go beyond Earth.

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