[Numbers] The fortune of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, who dethrones Warren Buffet

by bold-lichterman

  • Jeff Bezos’ fortune is estimated at $ 75.7 billion as of March 31, 2017.

  • Within a year, his fortune has increased by over $ 10 billion.
  • The founder of Amazon is now the second richest person in the world, after Bill Gates ($ 86 billion).

It’s a small revolution in the club of great global fortunes. With a heritage estimated at 75.7 billion dollars by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, dethrones Warren Buffet in second place in the ranking of the world’s richest men.

In the space of a year, Jeff Bezos’ fortune has increased by more than $ 10 billion, according to Bloomberg. The day after the official announcement of the takeover of Souq.com by Amazon, the share price of the American giant rose by 18.32 dollars. Jeff Bezos’ fortune has mechanically increased by $ 1.5 billion, according to information taken up by Fortune.

In the Top 20 of the richest billionaires in the world, we also find Mark Zuckerberg ($ 61.2 billion), Larry Page ($ 42.8 billion), Sergey Brin ($ 41.9 billion) and even Jack Ma ($ 36.7 billion). French businessman Bernard Arnault, at the head of the LVMH group, arrives in 10th place, with a fortune estimated at 43.3 billion dollars.

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Sources: Fortune, Bloomberg

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