Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos is now unarguably the richest person in the world. This is after the Billionaire businessman raked in $13 Billion to his fortune in just 15 minutes.
In a recent news release by Amazon, the company said its sales went up by 21 percent in the fourth quarter, during the holiday season. This news hiked the stock rate by about 12% to $2, 100 after-hours trading, increasing Bezos’ fortune by about $12.8 billion in 15 minutes.
The current price puts Jeff Bezos above Bill Gates as the richest person in the World and he is now worth $128.9 billion.
Amazon’s market value also increased by $90 billion, pushing it above the $1 trillion threshold.