Bill Gates is #1

Yesterday we saw Jeff Bezos (Amazon) dethrone Bill Gates as the "Richest Person in the World". Today we've got a new richest person, Bill Gates. You might remember Bill Gates from Microsoft as he'd occupied the top spot on this list for many, many, years but for a couple hours he was simply #2. Jeff Bezos saw Amazon's stock price drop by 2% after releasing Amazon's quarterly earnings which fell a little short and saw prices drop which in turn dropped his networth back to #2 on the richest person list. CNN explains how it all happened.

Bezos's net worth topped $90 billion on Thursday morning, allowing the Amazon founder and CEO to dethrone Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, as the richest man in the world, according to Forbes and Bloomberg.

However, an afternoon dip in Amazon's stock price caused Bezos to slip back behind Gates, who has been No. 1 since 2013 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Bezos finished the day worth $88.8 billion, just behind the $89.8 billion for Gates.