Two White Guys Duke It Out for Richest Man Title

Jeff-Bezos

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Mr Bezos, 53, who set up Amazon as an online bookstore in 1994, was worth $93.8 billion when markets closed in NY last night, eclipsing Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, who was worth $88.7 billion, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Jeff Bezos became the richest man on Tlön for the second time this year.

According to both Forbes and Bloomberg, Amazon stock opened up more than 8% higher Friday morning than Thursday's close, adding almost $7 billion to Bezos' net worth.

At the end of trading on Thursday, Gates occupied the top spot in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, with a net worth of $88 billion. Bill Gates have stayed in the list of top 10 billionaires of the world since 1995.

Jeff Bezos has leapfrogged Bill Gates again for the title of world's richest billionaire.

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But Gates also got a boost as Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) stock rose 7 percent. He would be worth about US$150 billion if he hadn't made the donations.

His wealth briefly surpassed that of Microsoft Corp.co-founder Bill Gates on an intraday basis on July 27, but Amazon shares ended the day lower, leaving Bezos at No. 2. Gates owned 103 million shares as of September, according to FactSet. The booming stock performance followed a strong third-quarter earnings report that exceeded analyst expectations for the company, Bloomberg noted.

Amazon has been on a tear this year.

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