(FILES) This file photo taken on September 17, 2016 shows CEO of, Inc. Jeff Bezos attending the Amazon Emmy Award after party at Sunset Tower in West Hollywood, California. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Thursday became the world's richest person, as a jump in the share price of the US tech giant enabled him to overtake Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Forbes magazine estimated. The magazine said its real-time tracking of personal fortunes showed Bezos with a net worth of $90.5 billion, ahead of the $90 billion for Gates. / AFP PHOTO / TOMMASO BODDITOMMASO BODDI/AFP/Getty Images