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A jump in Amazon's stocks on Thursday helped Jeff Bezos to climb to the top spot in the world's richest people, stated Bloomberg.

The wealth in the hands of Bezos, 53, amounted to $90.9 billion, while Bill Gates, 61, remained second with $90.7 billion.



Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates held the title of the richest man in the world since May 2013 so far, with only six people to achieve this feat, including Bezos, from the past 30 years.

Amazon is expected to announce its financial results for the last quarter to report 22% revenue growth of $37.2 billion.