Jeff Bezos catches Bill Gates in wealth
The wealth, of Bill Gates who is based in Washington, is currently estimated at $88.9 billion, while Jeff Bezos owns a state of $83.3 billion. The authors of the Forbes rating expect in the near future the Amazon boss, who also resides in Washington, to overtake the current leader.
A prerequisite for rocking to the top of the billionaires lists in the US is the appreciation of Amazon’s stock. Only last year the company’s securities added 50% of its value.
Third in the United States is Warren Buffett from Nebraska, with a $76.2 billion fortune, followed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who lives in California and owns $62.4 billion.
Bezos was raised by his mom and his stepdad, a Cuban immigrant who adopted him. He attended Princeton and then started working at a hedge fund but quit before his 30th birthday to sell books online from his garage in Seattle.
That online bookseller, which he took public in 1997, is now an e-commerce behemoth selling almost anything someone might want to buy. A year after Amazon’s IPO, Bezos first joined Forbes’ ranking of the 400 richest people with a $1.6 billion fortune. Outside of e-commerce, Bezos is also focused on space travel through his aerospace company, Blue Origin.
There are no billionaires in seven US states, according to Forbes. The richest of this non-billionaire group is Gary Tharaldson of North Dakota, whose net worth Forbes estimates at $900 million.
The U.S. has more billionaires than any other country in the world: Forbes counted 565 Americans with ten-figure fortunes for 2017 list of the World’s Billionaires. Source: Forbeshttp://szlifestyle.com/sz/2017/06/23/jeff-bezos-catches-bill-gates-wealth/https://i1.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/gates-bezos.jpg?fit=720%2C416https://i1.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/gates-bezos.jpg?resize=180%2C150LIFESTYLEAmazon,Bill Gates,Jeff Bezos,lifestyle,Mark Zuckerberg,MicrosoftMicrosoft's founder Bill Gates heads Forbes's new list of richest Americans. However, very close to him is Jeff Bezos, the boss the online merchant, Amazon. The wealth, of Bill Gates who is based in Washington, is currently estimated at $88.9 billion, while Jeff Bezos owns a state of $83.3 billion....Jessy NiteJessy Nitejessy.firstname.lastname@example.orgContributorHi Jessy here I like to read and write about tech and gadgets let's have some fun here.szlifestyle.com Tech News, Life Style, Reviews, Videos!