Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos was named the richest American on Tuesday, September 8 by Forbes magazine. The businessman topped the list for the third time in a row, and Forbes also calls him the richest businessman in the world.
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The fortune of the 56-year-old entrepreneur is estimated at $ 179 billion. In second place in the top 400 was one of the founders of Microsoft Corporation Bill Gates with $ 111 billion. The third line was taken by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg with $ 85 billion. The top ten included investor Warren Buffett ($ 73 .5 billion), Oracle CEO Larry Ellison ($72 billion), Tesla CEO Elon Musk ($68 billion), and Google founders Larry Page ($67.5 billion) and Sergey Brin ($65.7 billion). In just a year, the wealth of the 400 richest Americans increased by a total of $240 billion, thereby reaching a total of $3.2 trillion.
Bezos founded Amazon in 1994, the company sells goods and services over the Internet, it was the first in the United States to offer users of its site a paid movie download service with the ability to watch them later without an Internet connection.
On September 3, according to the ranking of the richest people in the world by Bloomberg, the former wife of Jeff Bezos Mackenzie Scott became the richest woman in the world, her fortune reached $68 billion.