Jan 9, 2018 - Technology

Jeff Bezos net worth reaches $105.1 billion

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos arrives for the premiere of 'The Post' on December 14, 2017, in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP via Getty Images.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' net worth reached $105.1 billion Monday on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, making him worth more than Bill Gates ever was. The Index is a daily ranking of the world’s richest people.

The majority of his wealth comes from his ownership of Amazon stock, which climbed 1.4% Monday. Shares of Amazon are already up 6.6% this year, after rising a whopping 56% in 2017. Bezos' other holdings include private space exploration business Blue Origin, and The Washington Post.

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