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Jeff Bezos: Amazon Founder, Richest Guy in the World

Jeff Bezos is well known for launching, which once touted itself as “Earth’s biggest bookstore.” These days, Amazon is worth billions upon billions of dollars. And so, apparently, is Bezos.

The Amazon founder’s net worth topped $150 billion, making him the world’s richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. This is about $55 billion more than Microsoft Corp.’s co-founder Bill Gates. Gates, by the way, drops to second place on the “world’s richest person” list.

For additional perspective, Bezos’ net worth is higher than that of Jack Ma, who heads up the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. It is also close to the $151.5 billion controlled by Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s Walton family, considered the world’s wealthiest dynasty.

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