Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is world's richest person

Jeff Bezos now the richest person in history didn't create Amazon until he was 31 years old

Now the world's biggest online retailer, Amazon had revenues of $136 billion in 2016.

Amazon's share price, and therefore Bezos' net worth, has jumped significantly since September.

The majority of Bezos' fortune comes from the 78.9 million Amazon shares he owns. Bezos also owns Blue Origin, a travel business that intends to take tourists to explore space and the Washington Post newspaper.

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Shares of Amazon are up almost 7% so far in this year after rising 56% in 2017.

He and Bill Gates traded the title of world's richest person several times previous year. That eclipses the record previously held by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Bezos' wealth peaked as Amazon stock prices have climbed on the back of strong holiday shopping performance. If adjusted for inflation, that cumulative total would now be over $144 billion in 2018.

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Gates net worth would have been far more if he had not given out nearly 700 million shares of Microsoft, worth $61.8 billion at today's value, as well as $2.9 billion in cash to charity since 1996. Shares of Amazon rose by 1.4 percent Monday, adding about $1.4 billion to Bezo's net worth, CNN reported.

In case you were wondering, Bezos' fortune amounts to 1.78 million times the median US household income.

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