Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos just became the richest person in modern history

Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history. The Amazon.com Inc. founder’s net worth broke US$150 billion in New York on Monday morning, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. That’s about US$55 billion more than Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, the world’s second-richest person. Bezos, 54, has now topped Gates in inflation-adjusted terms. The…

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