Yesterday, Forbes magazine refreshed their world’s
billionaire’s list for the year 2018. As expected,
Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest man after
pushing the “default” richest man to the second position.
Bezos already outperformed Bill Gates in terms of money by a
considerable margin. But, it was according to the Forbes’
real-time Billionaire’s list where positions change as the
individual worth of the rich people goes up and
down. Gates’ net worth in Forbes’ 2018 billionaire’s list
is valued at $90 Billion.
The list continues to include Warren Buffet, Bernard Arnault
& family, Mark Zuckerberg, Amancio Ortega, etc.
The new billionaire’s list is longer lasting than the
real-time list. The name of Amazon’s boss will remain on
top, at least, for a year, or until some cryptocurrency
billionaire magically pops out of nowhere. In
addition to the victory, Bezos also holds the title of the
first man to cross $100 Billion net
The idea of creating Amazon which would later become the
world’s go-to e-commerce company sprouted when Bezos was
driving back to Seattle. Currently, he owns 16% of Amazon’s
business. Other than selling products online, big contributions
are made to Amazon’s growing size by their cloud computing
venture Amazon Web Services (AWS). Further factors are their
hardware lineup including Alexa-powered Echo, and Fire-branded
But the tech mogul also has the dream of traveling in the space
that’s why he founded the SpaceX-style company called Blue
Origin to develop reusable rockets that will carry
passengers. Bezos’s shopping bag includes The Washington Post
as well, which was bought for $250 million in 2013.