Jeff Bezos holds largest individual fortune since at least ’82
Gates trails Bezos by $55 billion Bloomberg wealth ranking
Jeff Bezos has now become the richest person in modern history — his net worth now tops Bill Gates’ past inflation-adjusted peak.
The founder of Amazon.com, already the world’s richest person, saw his net worth hit $150 billion for the first time Monday, which is about $55 billion more than the $95.5 billion that the Microsoft co-founder is currently worth, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
In 1999, Gates’ total net worth briefly hit the $100 billion mark, which would be worth about $149 billion today in inflation-adjusted terms, according to Bloomberg.
That makes Bezos richer than anyone else since at least 1982, when Forbes published its inaugural wealth ranking, Bloomberg reports.
Bezos topped the $150 billion milestone on the same day that the giant online retailer kicks off Amazon Prime Day, its annual global shopping sales event.
Madrid (AFP) – Workers in Spain, Germany and Poland plan to walk off the job on Tuesday as online retailing giant Amazon carries out its major summer sales event called Prime Day.
The walkout at the Amazon packing and distribution centre in San Fernando de Henares, near Madrid, kicked off on Monday and was scheduled to last through Wednesday.
The strike is part of a movement launched in March to obtain an increase in wages, which haven’t risen since 2016 at the largest Amazon logistics centre in Spain.
Ana Berceruelo of the CCOO union said about 80 percent of workers at the site joined the walkout on Monday.