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Jeff Bezos no longer richest man in world after Amazon stock price drops
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<p>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has surpasses Windows founder Bill Gates as America's wealthiest person (Getty Images).</p>
Posted at 11:50 AM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 14:50:54-04
It's a sad day. Jeff Bezos is no longer the richest person in the world.
The CEO for Amazon, who also owns the Washington Post, is worth $103.9 billion. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is worth $105.7 billion.
Bezos was the richest until Amazon shares fell almost 9% in after-hours trading; its first profit decline since 2017.
He would still be in top place if he and MacKenzie Bezos hadn't divorced.
She received a quarter of their Amazon holdings and is now worth $32.7 billion.
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