Bezos Tops $150 Billion, Becomes Richest Person In Modern History


Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in modern history, after his net worth hit 150-billion dollars.  The Amazon founder and CEO's holdings reached the milestone yesterday, pushing him past Bill Gates' inflation-adjusted high.  The 100-billion dollars the Microsoft co-founder reached in 1999 would be worth 149-billion in today's dollars.  Gates is the world's second-richest person, followed by Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Amancio Ortega, who founded the retailing group Inditex.

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