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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is World's Richest Person

     
11:44 am on Jan 10, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has become the World's richest man with an estimated worth of $105 billion, surpassing Bill Gates at a mere $93.3 billion. Of course, the net worth is based upon Amazon's stock price.

Questions are arising as to what he might do with all that wealth.

[uk.businessinsider.com...]
11:47 am on Jan 10, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Yup... I put him over the top with my last purchase of printing paper.
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hehe, you're to blame!

I wonder if he'll do a Bill Gates and turn to philanthropy.
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I wonder if he'll do a Bill Gates and turn to philanthropy.
You mean more than invest in the dying print publishing industry? :)
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Questions are arising as to what he might do with all that wealth.

The answer is easy. He will make more money investing that fortune.
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Bezos is bringing Amazon Prime to Mars.
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the dying print publishing industry
Insert Mark Twain quote here.
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If I have to be second, I could get by with $93.3 billion. Really, at that amount, does it really matter. I remember when Gates broke $100 billion back in 2000 I believe. That was when a billion was a billion.
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There's a threshold in every country where a certain level of net worth makes it comfortable to survive. It's nothing near a billion anywhere, even in the most expensive places and with the most lavish lifestyles.

I couldn't tell you what that figure might be as i've not really thought about it (not being in that position).
Money's not everything: health and happiness are top of my list.
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I wonder if he'll do a Bill Gates and turn to philanthropy.
Bezos just gave $33M to a scholarship fund for Dreamers (undocumented immigrants that came to the USA as infants.)

[time.com...]