Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Jeff Bezos' wealth hit a high $USD105.1 billion surpassing Bill Gates

Richest man in history Amazon’s Bezos earns more in 5 days than most could in 5 lifetimes Shannon Stapleton Reuters
Ella Tate | 10 January, 2018, 02:12

According to a report published by Bloomberg's billionaire index, Jeff Bezos has assumed the title of world's richest person, having amassed a net worth of over $105 billion.

Gates, 62, would have a net worth of more than $US150 billion if he'd held onto assets that he's given away, largely to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Bezos is the largest shareholder of Amazon, the world's biggest online retailer. Shares of Amazon climbed 1.4% Monday, adding about $1.4 billion to his net worth. That allowed Bezos, 53, who also owns the Washington Post and private space tourism company Blue Origin, to cross the $100-billion net worth mark in November.

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard has partial tear in his shoulder, return date unclear
As the second half dawns Monday night, the Spurs' top priority is getting everyone healthy, especially, of course, Leonard. Wright , the team remains hopeful that Leonard can return and play on Thursday against the Los Angeles Lakers .

Bezos first won the title of world's richest person in July, when he briefly passed Gates, and then moved ahead of the Microsoft mogul in October, CNN reported. According to publicly disclosed donations, Gates has given away 700 million shares of Microsoft - worth almost $62 billion at today's value - and close to $3 billion in cash over the years.

Bezos surpassed Gates in October previous year with a net worth of $93.8 billion and his fortune crossed $100 billion for the first time a month later when the holiday shopping season kicked off on Black Friday. Adjusted for inflation, that would be $148 billion today.

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.

Recommended

  • BBC confirm Arsenal approach for Jonny Evans

    BBC confirm Arsenal approach for Jonny Evans

    Evans' family are still based in the north west and it is thought his preference would be to remain in the area. As long as we don't have any agreement with anybody, I believe the best is not to talk.
    Kanye West fulfills fan dying of cancer's final wish

    Kanye West fulfills fan dying of cancer's final wish

    Last May a young man named Tyler Wesley marked the five-year anniversary of his spinal cord injury that left him in a wheelchair. Finally, last week, he FaceTimed with the girl, who was thrilled to have the chance to talk to her favorite rapper.
    Pierce County deputy was Navy veteran, father

    Pierce County deputy was Navy veteran, father

    Due to the manhunt and ongoing police investigation, the Bethel School District has canceled school on Monday . The deputy was shot while running after the suspects within 10 minutes of responding to that call for help.
  • BBC's China editor quits over pay discrimination

    BBC's China editor quits over pay discrimination

    In an open letter , Ms Gracie said the issue was about "men earning more in the same jobs or jobs of equal value". Gracie herself was offered a grievance hearing and pay rise, from £135000 to £18000 but she declined.

    Acer to Bring Amazon Alexa to PCs in 2018

    As per HP, this PC delivers a powerful computing experience and fantastic audio with the help of Amazon Alexa digital assistant. As of mid-December , Amazon was said to have a roster of an estimated 25,000 Alexa skills, while Cortana was said to be on 230.
    Terminal 4 arrivals reopens at JFK Airport following water main break

    Terminal 4 arrivals reopens at JFK Airport following water main break

    It's not clear how many flights have been affected but the departure board is a sea of red and yellow cancellations and delays. JFK was one the parts of NY that saw record lows for January 7, including four degrees Fahrenheit (minus 15.5 degrees Celsius).
  • Democrats to Grassley: Release Russia-related transcripts

    Democrats to Grassley: Release Russia-related transcripts

    Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, called last week for the Justice Department to launch a criminal inquiry into Steele. Democrats criticized the move, saying they were targeting someone who had reported wrongdoing, not committed it.
    Bill Belichick: Report of meeting with Roger Goodell 'absolutely not true'

    Bill Belichick: Report of meeting with Roger Goodell 'absolutely not true'

    Belichick also added a familiar sentence that has become routine talk in New England as he prepares for the team's upcoming game. The team released a statement on Friday saying there was no strife among the franchise's main trio.
    HTC rolls out Viveport VR and Vive Video user interface updates

    HTC rolls out Viveport VR and Vive Video user interface updates

    Timing and pricing wasn't divulged yet, but hopefully we'll see a price drop for the original Vive once the Pro is on the market. Viveport VR riffs on HTC's Viveport subscription service, which enables users to pay $7 per month for access to five VR titles.
  • Secretary for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire resigns

    Secretary for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire resigns

    Newspaper reports cite an unnamed government source as saying Brokenshire is stepping down because of health reasons. Bradley was previously Culture Secretary and was given her new role as part of Theresa May's government reshuffle.
    Saoirse Ronan's Most Breathtaking Golden Globes Looks

    Saoirse Ronan's Most Breathtaking Golden Globes Looks

    Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 8, 2018. Ronan won the best actress prize earlier in the night.
    Victorious 'Big Little Lies' co-stars Alexander Skarsgard, Laura Dern — GoldenGlobes

    Victorious 'Big Little Lies' co-stars Alexander Skarsgard, Laura Dern — GoldenGlobes

    But before her red carpet appearance, Nicole Kidman offered her Facebook followers a glimpse of her pre-show routine. The crowd gave Winfrey a standing ovation as she accepted the award from actress Reece Witherspoon.

Microsoft Spectre v1 Patches Borking Older AMD Systems Microsoft Spectre v1 Patches Borking Older AMD Systems Meltdown and Spectre patches for Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 were shipped as a cumulative update with some other improvements. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed the issue in a statement provided to The Verge .

Assassin's Creed Origins 'The Hidden Ones' Expansion Coming Soon Assassin's Creed Origins 'The Hidden Ones' Expansion Coming Soon Ubisoft said that the expansion is a "vast story" but didn't provide any indication of its actual length in terms of hours. Some New Game+ modes may allow players to carry over items or abilities from their initial playthroughs.

A near-ace and big win for Johnson at Kapalua A near-ace and big win for Johnson at Kapalua He has now won at least one PGA TOUR event in all 11 of his seasons since his rookie year in 2008 - the longest active streak on TOUR.

U.S. not budging on demands that North Korea halt nuclear weapons Trump said "if something can happen and something can come out of those talks that would be a great thing for all of humanity". Pompeo defended Trump's tweets as appropriate and "consistent" with US goals of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula.

Police arrests four Kashmiri cricketers for respecting Pakistani national anthem Police arrests four Kashmiri cricketers for respecting Pakistani national anthem While talking to Kashmir Reader, Senior Superintendent of Police Bandipora confirmed the incident and that an FIR has been filed. The police has registered a case against two cricket teams for singing Pakistan's national anthem.

Rahul Gandhi Admits Congress 'Made Mistakes', Promises a 'New Vision' for India Rahul Gandhi Admits Congress 'Made Mistakes', Promises a 'New Vision' for India Gandhi will also have an interactive session with business leaders of Indian Origin. You have shown us how you have built the countries you have journeyed to.

Anushka returns to Mumbai, to begin work on Anand Rai's 'Zero' Anushka returns to Mumbai, to begin work on Anand Rai's 'Zero' Those who are trolling Anushka over this have no idea maybe that a year ago Virat hit centuries after centuries. After having a great time in Cape Town , Anushka has now returned to complete her projects - Zero and Pari .

Sports reporter Courtney Roland found after disappearing in Houston Sports reporter Courtney Roland found after disappearing in Houston Her roommate called police Sunday after being contacted by Roland expressing concern that a suspicious man was following her. Her mother has said she got a odd text from her daughter's phone saying "hello the owner of this phone Courtney.

Airtel revises Rs 448 and Rs 509 packs to counter Jio Airtel revises Rs 448 and Rs 509 packs to counter Jio However, in most of the circles such as Bihar, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, etc., the company is still offering old plans. Jio is the fourth largest telecom operator across the country, with the combined share of the top four being 27.7%.

Allison Janney wins best supporting actress Globe for 'I, Tonya' Allison Janney wins best supporting actress Globe for 'I, Tonya' His co-star and on-screen sister Chrissy Metz didn't fare quite so well, as she didn't capture the Best Supporting Actress award. Trust me, the women in this room here tonight are not here for the food.

Stars to walk Golden Globes red carpet with activists Stars to walk Golden Globes red carpet with activists Also, like CarterMatt on Facebook to get more updates on this show and some others we cover. The statement says that women of color should be at the center of the solutions.

Debra Messing Blasts E! For Wage Inequality During E! Interview Debra Messing Blasts E! For Wage Inequality During E! Interview Women and men deserve equal payment across industries, and major applause and props to Debra for standing up for what is right-even in the face of awkwardness.

Trump's Support for the Iranian Protests Trump's Support for the Iranian Protests But Russia's ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, said the USA was "abusing the platform of the Security Council". The Iranian regime is now on notice. "We will not be quiet", she told the meeting.

Two injured in Stockholm metro blast Two injured in Stockholm metro blast Mr Alvarsjo said Swedish police have "unfortunately" noticed a rise in the use of hand grenades by criminal groups. Numerous illegal hand grenades found in Sweden are being imported from former Yugoslav nations, he said.

James Franco Blocks Tommy Wiseau From Finally Getting His Golden Globes Moment James Franco Blocks Tommy Wiseau From Finally Getting His Golden Globes Moment News' Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet at the Golden Globes . "19 years ago, he was stuck in traffic from the Golden Globes ". His one previous Oscar nomination came in 2011 for "127 Hours".