Jeff Bezos rockets to richest person on the planet

Jeff Bezos is officially the richest person on the planet thanks to the success of Amazon but his bold vision extends to space and even time itself.

With Amazon’s share price up nearly 60 percent during the past year, the personal wealth of the company’s 54-year-old founder has doubled to more than $110 billion.

Bezos leaped past Bill Gates this week to the top spot on an annual Forbes magazine list of billionaires, relegating the Microsoft co-founder to second place with a net worth of about $90 billion.

He has gone on record with a formula for success that includes taking bold bets, riding change and rebounding from setbacks.

“You need to be nimble and robust so you need to be able to take a punch and you also need to be quick and innovative and do new things at a higher speed, that’s the best defense against the future,” Bezos said in an interview published in Vanity Fair magazine last year.

“You have to always be leaning into the future. If you’re leaning away from the future, the future is gonna win, every time.”

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