Amazon’s Bezos Makes $10b in One Day to consolidate position as World’s richest man


Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, on November 24 became the first individual to break the $100 billion mark. More so, he achieved this feat barely one month after he officially became the richest man in the world.

Bezos, 53, attempted earlier in the year to top the hitherto World’s richest man, Bill Gates but had difficulty doing that as a result of inconsistency in shares until October, when he reached $90 billion.

Now he’s topped even that, making $100.3 billion off the back of pre-Black Friday excitement over Amazon’s discounts, Bloomberg reported.

He remains well ahead of Microsoft’s Bill Gates, who is on $88.9 billion, and third-place financial whiz Warren Buffett, who is worth $78.9 billion.