By BRAD TUTTLE July 10, 2018
Jeff Bezos’s wealth has reached an incredible new milestone.
As of Tuesday, according to a Forbes estimate, the Amazon founder and CEO has a net worth of $143.1 billion—making him at least $50 billion richer than any other person on Earth.
Bezos became the world’s richest man last summer, when his net worth (then around $90 billion) surpassed that of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Gates, who has given much of his fortune to philanthropic efforts, now has a net worth of about $93.3 billion, Forbes reports.
That fascist dictator Trump is cracking down on media dissent so brutally that the owner of the anti-Trump Washington Post, Jeff Bezos, has only been getting richer at a rate of $1 billion per week.
Seriously, while there is much talk in recent years about how journalistic properties are all going to go out of business real soon now, have you noticed that rich guys who invest in these supposed white elephants haven’t done all that badly for themselves in terms of overall net worth. Is it possible that Jeff Bezos has big picture insights into getting and staying rich that other people don’t?