It could be recalled, the Amazon tycoon had a financially ground shaking divorce this year from his long time wife MacKenzie, which cost him quite a fortune not in millions of dollars, but in billions actually $38 billion, obviously such a move, is expected to affect his net worth drastically, and it has finally taken his toll on his world's richest man position.
According to forbes, after hours of trading on the 24th of october 2019, Bezos' company shares dropped by 7%, which reduced his net worth to $103.9 billion, here by giving Microsoft's mogul, Bill Gate an edge to become the worlds richest man again after quite a while. Gate's networth now stands at $105.7 billion. And Bezos is officially on the 2nd position of world's richest.
Chances are if he Amazon's mogul had not paid a huge sum of divorce settlement, it would have taken a while before anyone takes his world's richest number 1 spot. His divorce settlement instantly placed his ex-wife MacKenzie on the first 20 spot of world's richest.
Congratulations to Bill Gate, and we wish Bezos the best of luck. Anything can happen in the billionaire's circle.
No spot is permanent, we should all know that by now.
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