Jeff Bezos' net worth tops US$105 billion as Amazon climbs

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Jeff Bezos is the wealthiest person in the world

Olson added that he expects Amazon sales to increase 28 percent in 2018 compared to past year. This is because of Amazon's dominant performance during the online holiday season.

Amazon shares have risen 6.6 per cent this year, with a report showing it has captured 89 per cent of online spending among major holiday retailers in the five-week period beginning the day after Thanksgiving in the US.

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That's important because cigarette smoking rates have gone down in teens, which could be seen as a win by health advocates. They added that the study has direct implications for regulatory policy aimed at preventing youth smoking.

Bill Gates's fortune would have been a lot higher had he not donated much of it to charity.

Don't feel too bad for Bill Gates's net worth, though: He would still be number one if it wasn't for all the money he's given away to charity via the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since 1996, Gates has given away 700 million Microsoft shares and $2.9 billion in cash.

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Photos on the Chinese Ministry of Transportation's microblog showed thick black smoke pouring from the ship on Thursday morning. Still, condensate is highly volatile when exposed to air and water and concerns were growing the tanker could explode and sink.

Bezos earned the title of world's richest person back in July, when he briefly passed Bill Gates, but lost the spot soon after.

It also comes from his holdings in The Washington Post and the space tourism business Blue Origin. Some argue that if not for his significant charitable contributions, Gates would still be worth far more than Bezos.

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He said this after finishing his scenes with " Avengers 4 ", written and directed by the brothers Anthony and Joe Russo . The rest of the extras include many behind the scenes footage on the many characters and locations of the film.

Three U.S. tycoons from the 19th and 20th centuries would beat the Amazon CEO for the richest American man of all time: Andrew Carnegie, John D Rockefeller and Henry Ford. Putin's net worth may never be known since his wealth is kept private. Adjusted for inflation it would be worth $24 billion today. Those shares jumped 1.4 percent on Monday, making him $1.4 billion richer.

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