The New York Post reports that Mr Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, has a net worth of $US110 billion ($A162 billion), which topped Mr Bezos’ total worth of $US109 billion ($160 billion), according to the index. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Picture: AFPSource:AFP Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Picture: AFPSource:AFP Mr Gates briefly held the top spot last month after Amazon suffered a 28 per cent drop in profits the three months ending in September, but quickly lost the spot again to Mr Bezos, CNN reported. Mr Gates’ ascent to the top spot was spurred by a 48 per cent increase in Microsoft shares, which lifted his net worth, according to CNN. Bill Gates and Melinda Gates. Picture: AFPSource:AFP Mr Bezos’ wealth was also impacted by his divorce settlement with his former wife MacKenzie. Their divorce settlement left her with 19.7 million shares of Amazon.com valued at more than $38 billion, according to Bloomberg. Jeff Bezos’ divorce from wife MacKenzie Bezos has cost him a lot of money. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images TEN RICHEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD 1 — Bill Gates (Microsoft founder) $110b ($A162 billion) 2 — Jeff Bezos (Amazon founder) $109b ($A160 billion) 3 — Bernard Arnault (LVMH Moët Hennessy)… Read full this story
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