The publication Bloomberg rolled out the rating of the richest people on the planet. AND first place in he took the head of Amazon Jeff Bezos, for which the company in 2017 turned out to be extremely successful. Interestingly, according to According to Bloomberg, Bezos became the richest man in the history of man - he Bypassing Bill Gates's record in 1 billion, which he established in 1999.
By Bloomberg's state of Jeff's January 2018 mark in $ 105.1 billion thanks to the shares of Amazon, which last year went up by a record 56%. Given that Jeff owns a 79% stake in his own company, mathematics does not come out too complex. True, in all these arguments about the richest person is important to remember about inflation.
However, Bezos has excellent chances to consolidate success. By analysts' forecasts, Amazon's annual revenue can reach $ 200 billion already in 2018. Although two years ago Jeff Bezos' dream limit was the figure in $ 100 billion to compare such growth indicators, Apple was able to achieve 5 years. A Faster This distance was overcome only by the oil company Exxon, when in 1998 bought Mobil. Now Amazon's capitalization is approaching $ 500 billion, and from current growth rates will reach indicator in $ 1 trillion in for 2 to 3 years.
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