Jeff Bezos reclaims world’s richest title from Elon MuskFebruary 17, 2021
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has leapfrogged Elon Musk to take back the crown of world’s richest person, according to Forbes. As of Feb. 16, Bezos is reportedly worth $190.3 billion compared with Musk’s $173.4 billion in the world’s most expensive game of swapsies.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is ranked fourth, with $123.9 billion, followed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in fifth with just over $100 billion. French luxury brand owner Bernard Arnault is ranked third with $157.9 billion.
Bezos announced in January that he would be handing over the reins of the company to Andy Jassy, the current head of Amazon Web Services,later this year. Bezos will remain executive chairman of the tech giant. Amazon sales have been skyrocketing due to , as consumers become increasingly reliant on buying online while staying home. For the fourth quarter of 2020, net sales jumped 44% to $125.6 billion.