Jeff Bezos is the second richest man in the world. The founder of Amazon moved past Warren Buffett and Amancio Ortega in the money box. The sudden increase in his wealth is due to a single deal.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has overtaken Inditex founder Amancio Ortega and Starinvestor Warren Buffett, making it the second-strongest man in the world. According to the ” Bloomberg Billionaires Index “, the assets of the 53-year-old is now 75.6 billion US dollars. This puts Bezos $ 700 million ahead of Buffett and € 1.3 billion ahead of Ortega, the richest man in Europe.
On Wednesday alone, Bezos’ wealth rose by $ 1.5 billion, according to Bloomberg. This was due to a jump in the Amazon market. The world’s largest online retailer had earlier announced the takeover of the trading platform Souq.com from Dubai . Advisor Goldman Sachs , according to it these are the biggest acquisition in the technology sector in the Arab world.
The Amazon founder has already increased his assets according to the Bloomberg ranking this year by 10.2 billion dollars. This is the third largest growth in the daily updated index: Chinese logistics billionaire Wang Wei increased his assets by 18.4 billion dollars in 2017, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg increased by 11.4 billion.
Buffett, on the other hand, gained only 1.7 billion dollars in the current year, Ortega 2.1 billion. According to Bloomberg, the richest person in the world remains Bill Gates with $ 86 billion. On the recently published Forbes list, Bezos was still third.