Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sande KennedySande Kennedy
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Bill Gates speaks during the Lin-Manuel Miranda In conversation with Bill & Melinda Gates panel at Hunter College on February 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)

Celebrities

Drop In Amazon Stock Pushes Bill Gates’ Net Worth Above Jeff Bezos To Reclaim Richest Person In The World Title

There’s been a shakeup at the top of the list of the wealthiest people in the world. Amazon’s stock fell 7% Friday morning to $1,695 per share as a result of the company’s third-quarter earnings report, which was released Thursday. That dropped CEO Jeff Bezos’s net worth to a paltry $102.8 billion. You know what that means, don’t you? Bill Gates, with a net worth of $107 billion, is once again the world’s richest person. After dominating that spot for decades, he officially moved into second place in October 2017, when Bezos surged past him. Now, he’s back in his rightful place again.

In the earnings report, Amazon reported that sales had increased but the company didn’t have as much profit as they expected. But, there is a reason for the fall in profits. In April Amazon made an $800 million investment in same-day delivery.

(Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)

Additionally, Bezos’s split from his wife MacKenzie Bezos delivered a blow to his net worth. She was given a quarter of the couple’s Amazon stock in the divorce settlement.

Over the summer, Gates slid to the third spot on the list of the world’s richest for a time. The reasoning was good though – his charitable giving. He is one of the founders of the Giving Pledge, an organization whose members pledge to give at least half of their fortunes to charity in their lifetimes. Jeff Bezos, despite his enormous and somewhat grotesque wealth, has thus far refused to join the Giving Pledge. One of the first things MacKenzie Bezos did when her divorce was final was join the Giving Pledge.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

You May Also Like

Uncategorized

Alleged NYS fraudster Senator Murkomen is burning the midnight oil to fool Kenyans that he is humble and in touch with hoi polloi even...

Uncategorized

There’s immorality everywhere you look in Kenya these days. Because of bribes paid out to Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) board members and senior...

Uncategorized

Registered Voters RAILA FINAL TALLY UHURU FINAL TALLY Baringo County 232,258                       33,875                         160,782 Bomet County 322,012                       35,461                         225,900 Bungoma County...

Uncategorized

Yes, some of you may call it stupidity. Clearly, the society we are currently living in seems to be crossing the lines. From Son playing...