|Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos|
Another richest man emerges, replaces Bill Gates
Amazon Chief Executive Officers, CEO, Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world for the second time.
Amazon stock opened up more than 8% higher than Thursday’s close, adding nearly $7 billion to Bezos’ net worth overnight.
According Forbes, Bezos had a net worth of $89.7 billion, as of the start of trading on Friday.
Bill Gates has a net worth of $90.1 billion, up $550 million from yesterday.
Then by 10:15 a.m. by Friday, Amazon stock had climbed nearly 2% since the market opened, adding $900 million to Bezos’ net worth and putting him in the No. 1 spot with a net worth of $90.6 billion versus Gates’ $90.1 billion at that time.