Amazon founder Jeff Bezos becomes world’s richest man
FILE PHOTO - Amazon President, Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at the Business Insider's "Ignition Future of Digital" conference in New York, U.S. on December 2, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

Yes, there is a guy out there richer than Bill Gates. His name is Jeff Bezos and he’s worth $90.9billion.He’s the man behind Amazon which, obviously, is doing incredibly well at the moment.

Bezos’ net-worth surpassed Gates’ when shares of the online retailer rose 1.3 percent in New York on Thursday.

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Gates is valued at $90.7billion. Peasant.

So who is this guy?
Well, he’s a 53-year-old man from New Mexico.

He went to Princeton and then worked at a (you guessed it) hedge fund.

In 1994, he started an online bookseller from is garage in Seattle. Today we know that as Amazon.

Bezos owns nearly a fifth of the overall Amazon shares.

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He’s got a couple of side businesses, too: You may have heard of The Washington Post. Yeah, he’s the owner. He also looks after a space rocket business called Blue Origin.

Bezos isn’t new to the world of wealth. Earlier this year, he paid $23million for an old textile museum in Washington DC which will be turned into a family home near the Obamas and Ivanka Trump. Cozy.

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He’s got a couple of other homes dotted around America as well, obviously.

You may or may not know that Bezos had the fantastic idea of giving out free bananas in Amazon’s hometown of Seattle.

Around 4,500 people take the fruit every day, apparently.


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