Bezos Passes Buffett, Becomes Third-richest Person

Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon.com Inc, has become the world’s third-richest person as of the market close for the first time, Forbes magazine said, passing Warren Buffett, the chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.¬†Bezos’ fortune was $65.3 billion, compared with Buffett’s $64.9 billion.¬†Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates remained the world’s richest person, at $77.7 billion, while Spain’s Amancio Ortega, who founded the Zara clothing chain’s owner Inditex SA, was second at $72.7 billion. Facebook Inc co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg was fifth, at $54 billion.

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