Jeff Bezos reclaims title of world's richest person

Shawn Knight

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What just happened? Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has reclaimed his position as the world’s richest person this week after shares in Tesla dipped slightly, lowering the net worth of Elon Musk just enough for Bezos to slide back into the top spot.

Per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Bezos’ total net worth sat at $191 billion as of February 16 compared to Musk’s $190 billion. Since the index’s last update, Bezos has lost $372 million but Musk is down around $4.58 billion. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates retained his position as the third richest person in the world with a net worth of $137 billion even though he recently lost $283 million.

Musk passed Bezos in early January following an impressive Tesla rally.

Despite the latest dips in their net worth, all three are still in the black in 2021. Bezos has tacked on $884 million to his fortune this year, Musk is up $20.5 billion and Gates has added $4.96 billion to his net worth.

Amazon’s share value was largely unaffected by news that Bezos planned to step down as CEO later this year in order to focus on other endeavors, including the Bezos Earth Fund and the Day One Fund. He will be replaced by Andrew Jassy, who currently runs the Amazon Web Services division.

Given the close proximity of their fortunes, it’s plausible that the two could continue leapfrogging each other over the coming months.

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QuantumPhysics

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If the difference between Bezos and Elon Musk being #1 and #2 is so thin, Musk is probably gonna overtake Bezos again and permanently once the "Model 2" and "Cybertruck" are available since China's market is thirsty for Tesla.
 

Uncle Al

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If the difference between Bezos and Elon Musk being #1 and #2 is so thin, Musk is probably gonna overtake Bezos again and permanently once the "Model 2" and "Cybertruck" are available since China's market is thirsty for Tesla.

And I thought they were just a couple of arrogant *******s ..... but I had to done down my real feelings .....
 

Mr Majestyk

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BS, Putin is the richest man in the world, the corrupt bast@rd has an entire network of oligarchs funding him. They are building this POS a $1.5 billion palace. He's everything that Chump wants to be including being a megalomaniacal dictator.
 

toooooot

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BS, Putin is the richest man in the world, the corrupt bast@rd has an entire network of oligarchs funding him. They are building this POS a $1.5 billion palace. He's everything that Chump wants to be including being a megalomaniacal dictator.
Besos doesnt care his personal cap with him because of the fear of being poisoned on the positive side though.
That should be worth something.
 

PEnnn

Posts: 627   +609
Whewwwww.....thank goodness!! I was really worried about him and his sudden poverty.