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When did Jeff Bezos became the richest person on earth

Jeff Bezos vs Bill Gates net worth Throwback: When Jeff Bezos briefly crossed Bill Gates to become the world’s richest person for the 1st time
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Jeff Bezos has been on the top of the billionaires’ rich list of the world for more than a year now after the Amazon co-founder topped the billionaires’ index in early 2018 overtaking the then rich list leader Bill Gates.

Jeff Bezos became the world’s richest person for a short while during July 2017 following the sharp surge in the stock price of Amazon in the intraday trading. On July 27, 2017, Jeff Bezos piped the then richest person Bill Gates to top billionaires’ list after his net worth jumped by $2.5 billion in a single day. Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates were proceeding neck-to-neck during the mid-2017. 

Jeff Bezos with a net worth of $92.3 billion surpassed Bill Gates with a net worth of $90.8 billion on July 27, 2017, for the first time in history to become the world’s richest person. 

Jeff Bezos, the principal ideator of the world’s largest e-commerce platform Amazon, has diversified interests in several businesses including space technology and other technology-related enterprises. Jeff Bezos derives a relatively large portion of his wealth from the equity holding in Amazon and other listed, as well as non-listed companies. 

Jeff Bezos net worth has taken a massive beating following his divorce in the present calendar year. Jeff Bezos net worth stands at $114 billion (Rs 9.94 lakh crore), according to the latest estimates by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, whereas Forbes has approximated Jeff Bezos net worth at $114.4 as of September 14, 2019. Before the divorce, Jeff Bezos used to control a total net worth of more than $150 billion.

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