Bezos and Gates have been fighting for the top spot for a while; Bezos was briefly the richest man in the world in July, before his share prices dropped a few hours later. Forbes, another media conglomerate who tracks the net worths of the world's richest, estimated that Bezos's fortune is at $104.4 billion, which is almost parallel with Bloomberg's projections.
When Amazon stock climbed 1.4 per cent Monday, it added approximately $1.4 billion to Bezos' net worth.
Bezos also controls closely held space exploration business Blue Origin and the Washington Post.
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Gates' previous record of richest person ever was set in April 1999, when he passed the $100 billion mark during the internet stock bubble.
Bill Gates takes a place in the runner-up position with an equally staggering net worth of over $92 billion.
According to a Bloomberg analysis, Gates' publicly disclosed donations show he has donated 700 million shares of Microsoft, worth $61.8 billion at today's value, along with $2.9 billion in cash.
Although Bezos' wealth is the largest overall figure, it does not compare to famously wealthy individuals in the past.
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