Jeff Bezos is now richer than Warren Buffett

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Move over Warren Buffett. Jeff Bezos is richer than you. The Amazon creator deserves $65.1 billion as of Thursday, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index, which puts him just a little ahead of Buffett’s $65 billion. Bezos moved into third put on the worldwide index, behind Costs Gates and Amancio Ortega, the majority owner of Zara’s parent business Inditex. Bezos backed into his new area on the list, after his net worth fell $136 million thanks mostly to a 0.2% decline in Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) shares Thursday. But Buffett’s net worth slipped $754 million, according to the index, thanks to a 1.2% slide in shares of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB). Related: Everyday is Prime Day for Jeff Bezos Forbes still has Bezos slightly behind Buffett in its real-time billionaire’s ranking, $64.8 billion to $64.6 billion. When Forbes started this year’s ranking, Bezos was much further back in the pack: No. 5 on the list at $45.2 billion. Amazon shares are up 10% so far this year. They reached a record high previously this month.

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