by Richard Rowell, Write W.A.V.E. Media Staff
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, saw his wealth hit $105.1 billion on January 9th, 2018, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. This officially makes Bezos the richest person in the world, passing Bill Gates. The new wealth comes from a very strong start to 2018 by Amazon, with Amazon stocks up 6.6 percent since the beginning of the year.
Not only is Bezos the world’s richest person now, but when you account for inflation, he’s one of the richest people in history. Will he ever catch up to the vast wealth of the richest person of all time, John D. Rockefeller? Who knows!
The Author’s Thoughts on Jeff Bezos Becoming the Richest Person in the World Today
I’ve long been a fan of Amazon, so this news is fine with me. Bezos has built quite an empire with Amazon and his quest towards world domination is well underway… OK, not really, but he’s doing pretty well with his company.
Bezos seems to make all the right decisions, especially when it comes to purchasing companies to build the Amazon brand further. Of course, becoming the richest person in the world comes with a whole new set of expectations. Especially, most especially, when it comes to charity. So it will be interesting to see how Bezos proceeds in 2018 with this news.
If I had this sort of money, I’m 100 percent positive that I would be sharing it with fellow rising entrepreneurs to build their own businesses from the ground up. I know a lot of people do this already, but I would do it probably to an extreme. Also, I’d probably feel no hesitation in just handing money to those who I know need it...
But, you have to be careful and responsible, because even 100 billion dollars can disappear very quickly if you’re not cautious. Still, I would help anyone that I could.
With great wealth comes great responsibility, but I think Jeff Bezos can handle it.
* The Author was in no way compensated for these thoughts, as these are simply the Author’s own opinions. You have every right to disagree, and the Author would love to hear your own thoughts!
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