The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, he ceased to be the richest man in the world after losing around $ 7 billion. Given the drop in online retailer shares, Bill Gates would position himself as the richest.
On Thursday, Amazon shares fell 8.1% to $ 1,637 in the US stock market. According to Bloomberg, Bezos would now have a net fortune of $ 102.8 billion.
The creator of Amazon would be almost $ 5,000 million behind the founder of Microsoft who has a heritage of $ 107.5 billion. The technology company that rose 38% this year.
Why did Gates stop being the richest man?
Bill Gates's philanthropy is one of the reasons he resigned from the top position. Since 1994, the entrepreneur has donated more than $ 35 billion.
For his part, Bezos would have a bigger fortune if his divorce had not cost about $ 35 billion.