Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has reclaimed his tittle as the World’s Richest Person after overtaking Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, Elon Musk’s shares fell by 2.4%, losing about $4.5 billion, dragging him down to the second position on Bloomberg Billionaire Index ranking.
Jeff Bezos’ net worth also fell by about $372 Million but that was sufficient to take him to the top spot, a position he has held for about three years.
Musk gave back the World’s Richest Person tittle to Bezos just as quickly as he rose in the rankings. Until last month, Bezos had been the richest man since 2017.
On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Bloomberg Billionaire Index currently says Bezos is worth $191 Billion and Elon Musk is worth $190 Billion.
Elon Musk’s swift movement to first position occurred in January.
Amazon CEO Bezos’s stake in the company increased by $75 Billion in 2020, to $173.3 Billion, given the huge increase in sales driven by the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to CNBC, Earlier this month, Bezos announced he would turn the helm over to Amazon’s top cloud boss Andy Jassy. Bezos is expected to still keep an eye on the company he founded, but he will have more time to focus on other projects, including his Blue Origin rocket company and The Washington Post, as well as philanthropic ventures the Bezos Earth Fund and the Amazon Day 1 Fund.
Microsoft’s founder, Bill Gates remains at the world’s Third Richest Person with $137 billion of worth.