Jeff Bezos closes in on Elon Musk as the world’s richest person after selling Amazon stock

Jeff Bezos’ Amazon Stock Sale Could Make Him the World’s Richest Man Again: Market Watch

Jeff Bezos, the executive chairman of Amazon, is currently the world’s second richest man with an estimated net worth of $200 billion. He may soon reclaim the title of the wealthiest person in the world as he recently sold more than $2 billion worth of Amazon stock, almost 12 million shares. He is planning to sell around 50 million Amazon shares on February 7th, worth an estimated $8.4 billion.

Bezos sits at No. 2 on Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index and Musk currently holds the No. 1 spot with $209 billion. However, Musk’s net worth has declined in recent weeks due to Tesla’s stock dropping by 24% in the first two months of the year. This has already impacted Musk’s claim as the world’s wealthiest person as Forbes tracked his loss of his No.1 spot to LVMH Chairman in late January. Forbes calculates net worth differently than Bloomberg, with Arnault and family at No.1, with a net worth of $220 billion while Musk is No. 2 on Forbes list with an estimated net worth of $201.6 billion and Bezos is no longer on Forbes list but ranked third according to Bloomberg index .

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