Jeff Bezos becomes richest person: The founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Amazon becomes the richest person in the world. Now the Bezos has replaced Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates as the richest person in the world. The Amazon shares are registered on Wall Street this Friday.Jeff Bezos has been on the Forbes list of the richest billionaires since 1998, a year after his e-commerce giant went public.Two hours after the stock market opened on Friday, Amazon shares were up 11.9 per cent, on the first day since it announced its third quarter results at the close of trading on Thursday. Microsoft shares had climbed close to 7 per cent at the same time.According to Forbes, the fortune of Amazon’s founder reached some $90.6 billion, compared with the $90.1 billion that the online edition of the magazine attributes to Gate.
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