Bill Gates Again Becomes The Richest Man After Jeff Bezos Hit Losses

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is no longer the riches man on the earth. He lost the title of being the wealthiest person of the world to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates whose current worth is $105.7 billion.

Big loss to Amazon and Jeff Bezos

On Thursday, Amazon reported 7% fall in its shares after the after-hours trading. It cost Jeff Bezos $103.9 billion and his title of the richest man on the earth. He earlier broke the 24-year run of Bill Gates for the top position in 2018 when he was declared as the first man with a net worth of $160 billion. 

According to Forbes, Amazon reported a 26% drop in net income in its third-quarter results. But it was its first profit decline since 2017. Amazon shares dropped to $1,624 per share that is nearly 9% drop in after-hours trading.

It was in 1997 when for the first time Jeff Bezos entered The Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans. It happened a year after Amazon went public. At that time, its net worth was $1.6 billion. 

Bill Gates entered the Forbes’ list in 1987 with the net worth of $1.25 billion. But he lost the title be being the richest man to Bezos in 2018. One year later, Gates regained his title. 

Bezos couple divorce

In April, Bezos couple finalized their divorce conditions according to which Jeff Bezos gave MacKenzie Bezos his stocks worth around $36 billion. It was called the biggest divorce settle in the history. 

https://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/jeff-bezos-loses-world-s-richest-man-title-to-bill-gates/story-2CghirRvuUQ3Li9bhjz31J.html

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