Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos now worth $105B, surpassing Bill Gates

Jeff Bezos now surpasses Bill Gates worth becomes richest person ever

It's well-known that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is working on a venture to take tourists into space, but his wealth is already out of this world. However, Forbes had put Bezos' net worth at $104.4 billion.

The majority of that net worth comes from the 78.9 million shares of Amazon stock Bezos owns, CNN reported.

Bezos is the largest shareholder of Amazon, the world's biggest online retailer.

Shares of Amazon are up almost 7% so far in this year after rising 56% in 2017.

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has surpassed Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates as the wealthiest person in modern history. Forbes reports that with inflation, that would be worth around a whopping $150 billion.

Gates' previous record of richest person ever was set in April 1999, when he passed the $100 billion mark during the internet stock bubble. He has given away nearly 700 million Microsoft shares and $2.9 billion of cash and other assets since 1996, according to an analysis of his publicly disclosed giving.

In case you were wondering, Bezos' fortune amounts to 1.78 million times the median US household income. Shares of Amazon climbed 1.4% Monday, adding about $1.4 billion to his net worth.

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