Jeff Bezos is now the world’s second richest person. The Amazon’s founder adds $10.2 billion to his net worth this year and $7 billion since the global equities rally began following the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president on Nov. 8. The rise is the third biggest on the Bloomberg index in 2017, after Chinese parcel-delivery billionaire Wang Wei’s $18.4 billion gain and an $11.4 billion rise for Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Jeff Bezos jumps past Amancio Ortega and Warren Buffett to become the world’s second-richest person. Bezos remains $10.4 billion behind Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, the world’s richest person with $86 billion.
According to Bloomberg, Bezos, 53, added $1.5 billion to his fortune as Amazon.com Inc said it plans to buy Dubai-based online retailer Souq.com. Bezos has a net worth of $75.6 billion on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.