Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, now has such a large fortune that he is not only the richest man in the world, but also the person who has accumulated the greatest fortune in the last 36 years, with a net worth of 112 billion Dollars.
Bezos’ fortune is so great that, taking inflation into account, it even exceeds that accumulated by Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, in 1999, when he managed to accumulate 100,000 million dollars, which is about 149,000 million dollars today, as published by the list of billionaires Bloomberg.
This means that Bezos, at 54 years of age, has become the richest man that has existed since 1982, the year in which Forbes began publishing his list of millionaires.
In addition to Amazon, Bezos has his own space rocket company, Blue Origin, and owns The Washington Post.
In his free time he devotes himself to returning dogs to their owners and revived cancelled science fiction series. On the other hand, Amazon is currently involved in a controversy over the poor working conditions that its employees must endure in many countries.
Currently the second richest man in the world is Bill Gates, with 90 billion dollars, and in the third place is the investor Warren Buffett, with 84 billion dollars.
In Kenya, the richest man as of 2016 was Vimal Shah, with a networth of 1 billion dollars while Afica’s richest man Aliko Dangote from Nigeria is worth 14.1 billions at position 100th world wide
Below is the list of Richest Billionaires in the world according to Forbes List
|Rank||Name||Net Worth||Age||Source||Country of Citizenship|
|#1||Jeff Bezos||$112 B||54||Amazon||United States|
|#2||Bill Gates||$90 B||62||Microsoft||United States|
|#3||Warren Buffett||$84 B||87||Berkshire Hathaway||United States|
|#4||Bernard Arnault||$72 B||69||LVMH||France|
|#5||Mark Zuckerberg||$71 B||34||United States|
|#6||Amancio Ortega||$70 B||82||Zara||Spain|
|#7||Carlos Slim Helu||$67.1 B||78||telecom||Mexico|
|#8||Charles Koch||$60 B||82||Koch Industries||United States|
|#8||David Koch||$60 B||78||Koch Industries||United States|
|#10||Larry Ellison||$58.5 B||73||software||United States|
|#11||Michael Bloomberg||$50 B||76||Bloomberg LP||United States|
|#12||Larry Page||$48.8 B||45||United States|
|#13||Sergey Brin||$47.5 B||44||United States|
|#14||Jim Walton||$46.4 B||70||Walmart||United States|
|#15||S. Robson Walton||$46.2 B||73||Walmart||United States|
|#16||Alice Walton||$46 B||68||Walmart||United States|
|#17||Ma Huateng||$45.3 B||46||internet media||China|
|#18||Francoise Bettencourt Meyers||$42.2 B||65||L’Oreal||France|
|#19||Mukesh Ambani||$40.1 B||61||petrochemicals, oil & gas||India|
|#20||Jack Ma||$39 B||53||e-commerce||China|
List courtesy of Forbes