Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is world’s richest person

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now the world’s richest person, CNN reported.

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Bezos’ net worth is at $105.1 billion on Monday, according to Bloomberg's billionaire tracker. That eclipses the record previously held by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who is currently in second place with a net worth of $93.3 billion.

The majority of that net worth comes from the 78.9 million shares of Amazon stock Bezos owns, CNN reported. Shares of Amazon rose by 1.4 percent Monday, adding about $1.4 billion to Bezo’s net worth, CNN reported.

Bezos' other holdings include The Washington Post and Blue Origin, a private space travel business that intends to take tourists into space.

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Bezos first won the title of world’s richest person in July, when he briefly passed Gates, and then moved ahead of the Microsoft mogul in October, CNN reported.

Bezos topped $100 billion in net worth in November.

Warren Buffett is third in net worth at $87.2 billion, followed by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg ($77.5 billion) and Amancio Ortega of Spain ($76 billion), Bloomberg reported.

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