The Future Again Believes Jeff Bezos Is the Richest Man on Earth

Neal Hamberg  Bloomberg | Getty Images

Neal Hamberg Bloomberg | Getty Images

According to a report, Bill and Melinda Gates together have donated at least $35 billion since 1994.

Amazon reported some very impressive third quarter earnings recently, with a little bit more than three quarters of a billion dollars earned over the course of just three months, and as a result the company was blessed with a 13.5 percent jump in stock market value on Friday.

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Amazon stocks rose by more than 8 percent higher than Thursday's close, making Bezos almost $7 billion richer overnight.

At the close of USA markets on Friday, Mr Bezos had a net worth of US$93.8 billion, US$5.1 billion ahead of Mr Gates on the Bloomberg index, a daily ranking of the world's 500 richest people. He made more than $10 billion from the one-day stock surge and is now worth well over $90 billion. Bezos had $83.5 billion, and his big day on Friday was more than enough to close the gap.

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His wealth briefly eclipsed that of Gates, the Microsoft, on an intraday basis on July 27, but Amazon shares ended that day lower, leaving Bezos at No. 2.

But Gates also got a boost as Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) stock rose 7 percent.

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Jeff Bezos has been on the Forbes list of the richest billionaires since 1998, a year after his e-commerce giant went public. Facebook Inc's Mark Zuckerberg added US$2.1 billion.

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