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Jeff Bezos closes in on Elon Musk as the world’s richest person after selling Amazon stock

Bezos, the executive chairman of Amazon, is currently the world’s second richest man with an estimated net worth of $200 billion according to Bloomberg. However, with his recent sale of more than $2 billion worth of Amazon stock, he may soon reclaim the title of the world’s wealthiest person from Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

According to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Bezos recently sold 12 million shares of Amazon stock worth around $2 billion. He has also indicated that he plans to sell more shares in the near future, proposing the sale of 50 million Amazon shares around February 7th, worth an estimated $8.4 billion. These stock sales could potentially propel Bezos’ net worth and allow him to reclaim the title of the world’s wealthiest person from Musk.

Bezos currently sits at No. 2 on Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index, while Musk holds the No. 1 spot with an estimated net worth of $209 billion. However, Forbes calculates net worth differently than Bloomberg and has recently ranked LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault as the world’s wealthiest person with a net worth of $220 billion. This development has impacted Musk’s claim as the world’s wealthiest person as he lost his No. 1 spot on Forbes’ real-time billionaire tracker in late January. Despite this, Musk remains No. 2 on Forbes list with an estimated net worth of $201.6 billion and Bezos is No. 3 at $195.9 billion

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