Jeff Bezos Surpasses Bill Gates as World’s Richest Person

Jeff Bezos Surpasses Bill Gates as World’s Richest PersonAmazon.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.