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Amazon Boss now the world's second richest man with a net worth of $75.6 billion

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now the second richest person in the world.Bezos added $1.5 billion to his fortune after Amazon gained $9 billion in market value during trading on Wednesday. The 53-year-old's net worth is now $75.6 billion, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Bezos surpassed Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet ($75.5 billion) and Inditex fashion group chairman Amancio Ortega ($74.1 billion) for the second spot.
Bill Gates is still the richest man in the world with a net-worth of $86 billion.Bezos has added $10.2 billion this year to his wealth. He is third richest on Forbes' list of world billionaires with a wealth of $75.2 billion.As well as Amazon, Bezos also owns space exploration company Blue Origin, which aims to eventually take people on space tourism trips.
The bump is wealth comes after Amazon shares rose $18.32 on Wednesday - just one day after the company purchased the Middle East's biggest online retailer Souq.com for an undisclosed amount.

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