Amazon is definitely one of the biggest global retailers right now. Tech, beauty, clothing, home, design… Any kind of product is accessible in a click or two. However, this is just the beginning since the company has some great expansion plans down the road which include buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.
It comes as no surprise that Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, is quite a wealthy man. A really wealthy man. In fact, so wealthy that he managed to dethrone Bill Gates from the throne of the Richest Man in the World when, last week, Amazon stocks opened up 1.6%, adding $1.4 billion to Bezos’ bank account –or maybe net worth.
According to Forbes, Bezos “won” Gates, the wealthiest man in the world whose net worth was ONLY $90.6 billion, by just 500 million dollars which in the billionaire’s dictionary means “a few bucks.”
However, four hours after Gates’ dethronement, things came back to normal and the bug in The Matrix got fixed when Bezos lost $6 billion overnight. Moreover, by the end of Monday, Bezos fell into third place behind Spanish business myth, Amancio Ortega, co-founder of Zara parent Inditex.
Today, Bezos is the seventh richest person in the world and I don’t think that he could care less. After all, he already has enough money to feed a whole continent. According to Forbes, he is also the third richest American –for the record, the other two are (of course) Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.
In addition, we should not forget that Jeff Bezos would not be that close to Gates if he hadn’t given away to charity $32.9 billion over the course of his lifetime. And if we take a closer look at his Twitter account, we can only assume that he is thinking of doing the same soon:
Request for ideas… pic.twitter.com/j6D68mhseL
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) June 15, 2017
Oh, and let’s not forget: Long live the King, Bill Gates!