Bill Gates Returns To The Top Among The Richest In The World

The business tycoon, co-founder of Microsoft, has a fortune of $ 110 billion, according to Bloomberg.

Bill Gates has regained the title of richest person in the world, beating Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, reports Bloomberg.

The Microsoft co-founder returns to the top of the ranking after more than two years. According to the Bloomberg billionaire index, the fortune of the business tycoon now amounts to $ 110 billion.

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To a certain extent, Gates has been favored by the Pentagon's decision to grant the technology giant Microsoft a contract worth 10,000 million dollars to store Pentagon data in the cloud, thus imposing Amazon, one of the main contenders. Since the announcement, which took place on October 25, Microsoft shares rose 4 percent, while Amazon shares fell 2 percent.

Amazon announced on Thursday its plans to file a lawsuit that questions the Pentagon's decision on the award of the Joint Business Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract that Microsoft won.

The fortune of Jeff Bezos is estimated at 108.7 billion dollars, although it could be higher if he had not divorced his wife MacKenzie, who obtained 4% of all outstanding shares of the Internet shopping company, adding the equivalent to more than 38,000 million dollars.

Since 1994, Gates has donated more than $ 35 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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