Now, the richest person is Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has become the richest person of the world. He left behind the US tech giant Bill Gates as the jump in Amazon’s share price put him up at the topmost position of the world.

According to Forbes magazine, Jeff Bezos is now a proud owner of $90.5 billion whereas Bill Gates’ net worth is $90 billion at present. Forbes, the most reputed magazine in business world said for the present time Bezos is ahead of Gates in terms of net worth of assets being owned.

Bezos owns around 17% of the equity of Amazon. The company has now diversified its business from retailer to the areas in cloud computing, online video, computing hardware and artificial intelligence. Amazon is still the largest retailer across the world and now plans to acquire US grocer whole foods.