Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos became richest man in the world for a day

Until Thursday, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates was the richest person in the world.

However, a sudden increase in the value of Amazon's shares this week made Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos the richest man in the world for at least one day.

Jeff Bezos was richer than Bill Gates by $500 million on Thursday.

Bezos had founded the Amazon company in 1994 and he owns around 17 per cent of the company’s shares.

Bill Gates is one of the founders of Microsoft company and has been on the top of the billionaires list of Forbes 18 times in the last 23 years.

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