The fortune of Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, is now estimated at US $ 143.1 billion, or US $ 50 billion more than Bill Gates, the second-highest-grossing annual magazine in the US magazine Forbes.
Bill Gates, long the richest person on the planet as founder of Microsoft, still has a fortune of 93.2 billion US dollars, ahead of Warren Buffett (investments, 81.5 billion US dollars), Bernard Arnault (fashion, $ 78.7 billion US) and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook, $ 77.1 billion US).
It was last year that Jeff Bezos rose to the top of the list of “Forbes”. Amazon’s share of which it holds 16% of the capital is directly related to its fortune. It is currently trading at more than US $ 1,700, while it was worth US $ 1,000 last October. Money adds that last Monday alone, the value of Bezos jumped US $ 2.24 billion after Amazon’s stock gained 2%.
The first Canadian to be in the “Forbes” list is David Thomson, who ranks 32nd with US $ 25.8 billion, ahead of Joseph Tsai (# 142, US $ 10.3 billion), Galen Weston ( # 161, US $ 9.4 billion) and James Irving (# 177, US $ 8.6 billion).
Quebec’s Lino Saputo arrives at 328th level with a fortune of $ 5.6 billion US. Alain Bouchard of Alimentation Couche-Tard is 703rd worth $ 3.3 billion US, followed by Lawrence Stroll (# 887, $ 2.7 billion US), Charles Bronfman (# 1020, $ 2.4 billion US) , Jean Coutu (# 1020, $ 2.4 billion US), Serge Godin (# 1394, $ 1.7 billion US) and Pierre Karl Peladeau (# 1756, $ 1.3 billion US).