According to Forbes, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos briefly became the richest person in the world with his worth hitting $90.6bn, he gone past Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates for a time as a result of sharp rise in Amazon shares, but soon after Amazon shares fell back and he had to vacate the crown for Bill Gates. Bezos holds 17% of the shares in Amazone. He was only the sixth man in past 30 years to reach the milestone.
Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, was on the fifth spot in the list. Jeff Bezos’s wealth of $90.6bn was $71.3bn more than India’s richest person Mukesh Ambani’s wealth of $19.3bn.
Bezos recently paid $23m for an old textile museum in Washington DC to convert it into a family home, he also sells $1bn of Amazon stock every year in order to fund Blue Origin.
Bezos gives bananas to 4,500 people daily passers-by in Amazon’s Home town in Seattle.
Jeff’s brother Mark Bezos switched from a career in advertising to work for an anti-poverty organisation Robin Hood based in New York.
Jeff said in an interview last year that he wants that million of people live and work in space, he wants to have a space-faring civilisation on earth. He also predicts that in next few hundred years humans will put all heavy industries in space, generate energy and mine resources in space. He too plans to go to space.A feature produced by Amazon Studios, Manchester By The Sea won two Oscar awards this year, and
A feature produced by Amazon Studios, Manchester By The Sea won two Oscar awards this year, and an award for Best Foreign Language gong for The Salesman.