As of the latest available information, Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, holds the title of the richest person in the world. According to Bloomberg and Forbes, Bezos’ net worth is estimated at $10.6 billion and $10.5 billion, respectively. In terms of rupees, this amounts to approximately 6 lakh crore rupees, which is roughly three times the annual budget of Bangladesh.
Bezos surpassed Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, to claim the top position. Bill Gates had previously held the record for being the richest person of all time, achieving this milestone in 1999 with assets worth 10 thousand billion dollars.
The top five richest individuals, according to both Bloomberg and Forbes, include Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett (CEO of Berkshire Hathaway), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook chief), and Amancio Ortega (co-founder of the fashion brand Zara).
The majority of Jeff Bezos’ net worth is attributed to his ownership of 7.89 billion shares in Amazon. The value of Amazon’s shares reportedly increased by about 57 percent in 2017, contributing significantly to Bezos’ wealth. It’s important to note that these figures are subject to change, and checking the latest updates is advisable for the most accurate information.