Here’s How Close Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Is To Being The Richest Man In The World
On Friday, Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos shocked the business world by announcing the acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. The move puts Amazon in a perfect spot to be the ultimate competitor in the grocery store business, giving the retail empire over 450 storefronts in some of the best neighborhoods in America. In the billionaire net-worth category, where does that move put Bezos amongst his peers?
Pretty high. In fact, he’s only $5 billion away from overtaking Bill Gates after the move. via CNN:
Bezos added another $1.8 billion to his net worth, according to Bloomberg.
Bezos is now worth about $84.6 billion total, leaving him just $5 billion shy of overtaking Gates as the wealthiest person in the world.
He has a good shot. Bezos, 53, is focused on aggressively expanding Amazon, while Gates, 61, wants to give most of his money away.
You have to wonder what’s next for the guy who has it all. Thankfully, he’s looking for ideas on Twitter, as one does: