Amazon's Bezos now fourth-richest in world

Amazon's Bezos now fourth-richest in world

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos(Photo: The Guardian)

SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon stock rose $23 a share Tuesday, making founder Jeff Bezos worth $2 billion more dollars and hiking his total worth up to $61.2 billion.

That put him in fourth place as the world's richest person, according to Bloomberg's Bloomberg Billionaires list.

Amazon stock (AMZN[1]) closed at $703.07 Tuesday.

It also narrows the gap between Bezos, 52, and number three on the list, investor Warren Buffett, 85.

Buffett, the world's third richest person, was worth $67.9 billion on Tuesday, according to Bloomberg.

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