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Jeff Bezos is the richest man in modern human history.
The founder and CEO of online retail giant Amazon is now worth $150billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
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The $150billion mark breaks the record once held by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who at the height of the dot-com boom was worth $149billion after adjusting for inflation.
In 1999, Gates’ net worth hit its peak, reaching $100billion, which in today’s dollars translates into $149billion.
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For years, Gates and Bezos were neck-and-neck in the race to be the world’s richest human.
But the former Microsoft chief has donated a large chunk of his fortune to charity and has devoted himself to philanthropic endeavors.
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Gates is currently worth $95.5billion, according to Bloomberg.
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