Recently, the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, became the richest man in the world, according to the list , the annual Forbes magazine. It is not surprising if we know that Amazon became the most valuable company in the world, surpassing Google and Apple. Even, Bezos had been positioned above Bill Gates for a few moments.
During the last few decades, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, was in the habit of leading the lists of the richest men in the world. In 18 of the past 24 editions, was situated on a high… until now. The fortune of Jeff Bezos ranges in 112 billion dollars, far from the 90 billion estimated for Gates.
In addition to breaking a record in fortune at the global level, the founder of Amazon, to their 54 years of age, surpassed for the first time 100 billion dollars in history. Bezos grew his fortune of almost $ 40 billion compared to the estimated in march of the year 2017.
In turn, Bill Gates increased by 4 billion compared to the previous year; that is to say; only 10 per cent of what Jeff Bezos increased in just a year. Since the existence of Forbes, had never seen a figure so high that involved a value of 12 digits.
History of Amazon, Blue Origin and Bezos
On 5 July 1994, Amazon was founded with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It was one of the first companies to sell books over the Internet; in 1995 originated Amazon.com in the network without promotion in the media. The name Amazon is inspired by the Amazon, the longest river in the world.
Bezos studied Electrical Engineering and Computer science at the University of Princeton and during the year 1986, he started working in a company of fiber optics, where he became Vice president, but he decided to start his own business. In 1996, the web site already had more than 2 thousand visitors a day, but after a year multiplied by 25.
The empire of Amazon has completely revolutionized the e-commerce and the way that users consume. Now, Bezos is already involved in the missions of aerospace with the founding of Blue Origin, who succeeded in leaving a capsule of 6 people with the goal of sending it out of the planet; several months ago, the founder of Amazon, explained that his intention is to make trips of short duration for recreational purposes for mankind would have the opportunity to get to know the space.
Bezos said that it would begin its mission starting in 2018, but still has not been observed movement on the part of this sector. However, the development of Blue Origin could generate the fortune of Bezos increase in historic proportions, even though Elon Musk is the one who dominates this field yet.
Do you think that at some point Bill Gates return to the top of the list?