Jeff Bezos' wealth hit a high of $USD105.1 billion today, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, surpassing Microsoft co‑founder Bill Gates' previous record of $USD100 billion in 1999.
Bezos' wealth peaked as Amazon stock prices have climbed on the back of strong holiday shopping performance.
Some have called Bezos the richest man in history, but according to CNBC's Robert Frank, if adjusted for inflation, Gates' $100 billion fortune in 1999 would be worth about $147 billion today.
Still, of those individuals whose wealth is publicly traceable, Bezos is the richest person alive. As of Today, Bezos' net worth is $104.5 billion, according to Forbes.
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