It’s not the American billionaire Bill Gates. In 2017, Jeff Bezos earned $ 33.7 billion over 2016. He was declared the richest man of the year 2017. This position gives the CEO of Amazon to start the year 2018 at the top of world.
$ 99 billion
He is 53 years old and has a fortune of 99 billion dollars. According to the Bloomberg ranking of billionaires Jeff Bezos became in 2017, the richest man in the world. The CEO of Amazon who holds 16.4% of the group managed to climb to the top thanks to the strong rise of the action Amazon last year (-57%). It gained a total of 33.7 billion in 2017.
According to statistics, the businessman collected every day of the year 2017, 90 million dollars. Capitalization of the Seattle company is now $ 563 billion, only outstripped by Apple, which stands at $ 867 billion, Google’s parent company Alphabet, is $ 729 billion and Microsoft $ 660 billion.
In addition, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) division, launched in 2006, had sales of $ 4.58 billion in the third quarter of 2017, up 41.9%. In this same period, the turnover of Amazon rose to 43.7 billion dollars, or + 34% against 32.71 billion dollars for the third quarter of 2016.
Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet …
For the first time, Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, loses his place as the richest man in the world in a sustainable way. He is thus dethroned by the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos. Bill Gates owns $ 91.8 billion, followed by Warren Buffet who holds $ 85.3 billion.