Microsoft founder Bill Gates officially got knocked off his spot as the richest person in the world this past Monday. HE held the title for 2 decades. Amazon's chief executive Jeff Bezos now holds the title, with a net worth of $105 billion, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index. He founded the eCommerce giant in his garage back in 1990.
The worth of his company makes him not only the wealthiest individual in the world—he is now the richest person in history.