Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, is now the wealthiest person of all-time after his fortune soared to new heights on Monday when shares in Amazon hit an all-time high. The stock price jump lifted Bezos’ net worth to a record $105.1billion, according to Bloomberg. That figure eclipses the $100 billion worth that Microsoft boss Bill Gates amassed back in April 1999. In the last 12 months, Amazon’s stock has climbed by nearly 57 percent. So far in 2018, the e-commerce giant’s shares have jumped 6.6 percent. Amazon continued its dominance over the recent holiday period, grabbing 89 percent of the online spending market among retailers. Bezos’ peak net worth is more than that of Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder who crossed the $93 billion mark this week.
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