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Jeff Bezos Briefly World's Richest Person

Friday, July 28, 2017 • Common Comments Inc. founder Jeff Bezos vaulted past Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates as the world’s richest person for a short period after the online retailer’s shares surged to Rs. 68,426.7 Thursday morning. Had he held that position till evening, he would have retained the title for more than just a day.

That title is not far from reach it seems, as 53-year-old Bezos’ wealth has surged in the past two years and, if this trend sticks, he will permanently surpass Gates as the richest person. If this happens, he will be the first person to dethrone Gates, as the latter has kept the title for the last three decades.

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