According to the Global Wealth Report, currentlyAt present, there are 42 million dollar millionaires in the world, with 2.3 million people increasing in 2018 alone. The vast majority of newly-minted millionaires own a fortune that is valued at between one and five million dollars, while ultra-rich people include businessmen with a fortune of more than 50 million. According to official statistics, these millionaires include about 150 thousand people living around the world. The richest person in the list of the richest people in the world in 2019 was Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, whose fortune is currently estimated at $ 150 billion.
The richest man on the planet
For nearly 18 years the richestthe well-known founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, whose fortune in 2016 was estimated at 76.4 billion dollars, was considered a person in the world. In 2018, Gates' status rating unexpectedly for everyone shifted to second place, dropping under the strong onslaught of soaring Amazon stocks and increasing the fortune of its founder - Jeff Bezos.
Graduating from University of Prison with a degree incomputer science, the future billionaire worked on Wall Street, holding various positions in the field of international trade. In 1994, Jeffrey Preston Bezos founded in his garage a small company Amazon, which was subsequently destined to become one of the largest companies in the world with a net revenue of $ 10 billion a year. Despite the fact that Amazon began as an online bookstore, its range has gradually expanded, capturing more and more types of various products, as well as virtual services. By 2019, Amazon.com is a gigantic e-commerce online marketplace where you can purchase almost every conceivable and inconceivable product and service.
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Another very interesting Bezos project ishe founded the Blue Origin aerospace company, which develops space tourism right on the territory of its founder's ranch. Despite this funny fact, in May 2019, it was Blue Origin that was included in the list of aerospace companies approved by NASA for subsequent cooperation in the development of new generation spacecraft for landing on the moon.
Bezos's third major investment isthe famous American publishing house The Washington Post, whose eponymous newspaper received 47 Pulitzer Prizes. Well, it seems that Jeff Bezos really knows a lot about investments.
Bizarre and famous for his fantasticThe billionaire is stubbornly moving with ideas to achieve his cherished goal of childhood - to build the first space bases accessible to a large number of people. It is known that Bezos is also thinking about creating a special electromagnetic gun, which would be intended for the fast transportation of goods to the Earth’s orbit. Will the richest man on the planet be able to fulfill his plans? Well, time will tell.
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