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Who is the World’s Richest Man? Not Bill Gates, Anymore!

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft has been bumped out of first place as the world’s richest man. So who is?

Due to the 1.6 percent surge in Inc. shares, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was thrust into the top position. His net worth is $90.9 billion! Bill Gates’ net with is a solid $90.7 billion. So it is not too much of a lead, but Bezos’ is still there.

It is interesting to see someone finally pull ahead of Gates because he has held the lead since 2013. Until now, that is.

Amazon has progressed a lot in various categories especially groceries and apparel and this is the reason it has become a favorite of investors.

The retail giant has been dominating the market with its growth strategy, which has helped the share value shoot up from $237 to $1070.

The top ten richest people in the world and what they are worth are as follows:

  1. Jeff Bezos, $90.7 billion
  2. Bill Gates, $90.7 billion
  3. Amaneceo Ortega, $83.5 billion
  4. Warren Buffett, $74.4 billion
  5. Mark Zuckerberg, $68.7 billion
  6. Carlos Slim Helu, $66.5 billion
  7. Larry Ellison, $62.1 billion
  8. Michael Bloomberg, $53.3 billion
  9. Charles Koch, $48.6 billion
  10. David Koch, $48.6 billion

President Donald Trump is estimated to have a $3.5 billion worth by Forbes. However, it is hard to say because Trump has not released his tax returns, nor has he revealed how much he actually makes.

Do you think Gates will surpass Bezos again?

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About the author

Keely Sharp

Keely Sharp

Keely is a 23-year-old conservative writer for many different sites, including While she lives in Georgia, she grew up in Florida. Keely is pro-life, Christian, and a member of the NRA. When she is not writing, she enjoys going to the range and hiking with her dogs.

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