Amazon’s head man in charge, Jeff Bezos is now the third richest man in the world, surpassing Warren Buffett, who held the spot for many years. He is only behind Microsoft’s Bill Gates, and Spain’s business Tycoon, Amancio Ortega.
Bezos’s rise is largely due to his stock ownership in Amazon, the online retailer that’s now the 5th most valuable company in the US behind Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, and Exxon Mobile.Amazon’s stock has been on an absolute tear since February, jumping over 50% in less than 5 months. Via MSN
This is not hard to believe, considering everyone, globally orders from Amazon nowadays, instead of leaving their home.
We are diehard Warren Buffett fans around here, so we must point out that Buffett has been relentlessly giving away his wealth. He just recently donated $2.9 billion to charity, which the Berkshire Hathaway founder has been notoriously known for doing for over a decade.
You cannot take it with you, so why not spread the wealth to help those who are less fortunate. Either way, congrats to Bezos – so, can we get a free Amazon Prime membership on the house?
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