Amazon’s Jeff Bezos tops Forbes’ global rich list riding on meteoric stock rise

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin and CEO of Amazon, speaks about the future plans of Blue Origin during an address to attendees at Access Intelligence's SATELLITE 2017 conference in Washington, DC, U.S. on March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Files

Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has unseated fellow tech billionaire Bill Gates as the richest person in the world, profiting from the e-commerce company’s meteoric stock rise to reach a fortune of $90.6 billion, Forbes reported.

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