Jeff Bezos Becomes World’s Richest Person, Surpasses Bill Gates

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, has surpassed Bill Gates to become the richest person in the world. Thanks to Amazon’s surging stock prices, Bezos, 53 years old, is now worth close to $91 billion, according to reports published by Forbes, NY Times and other media houses.

Bezos has been expanding Amazon’s and his own empire by acquiring companies and investing in startups and other businesses. The following chart lists major acquisitions made during Bezos' era.

 
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Amazon has also invested in several popular startups a LivingSocial, Twilio, and even the developer Q&A website Stackoverflow.