Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has surpassed Bill Gates to become the richest person in the world, Bloomberg News reported. A Thursday morning surge in Amazon’s share price pushed Bezos’ net worth to $90.9 billion, compared to $90.7 billion for Gates. The Microsoft founder had held the top spot on the Bloomberg Billionaire Index since May 2013.
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