The Number One: Another strong quarter for Amazon has Jeff Bezos closing in on Bill Gates

Amazon.com Inc. boss Jeff Bezos briefly saw his net worth rocket over $80 billion for the first time ever this week, after his company’s stock rallied on upbeat quarterly results. Since that overnight pop on Thursday, however, his holdings have backed off enough to put him just under that mark at $79.6 billion, according to the latest tally from the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

But he still managed to distance himself from Warren Buffett by more than a billion dollars on Friday and further closed the gap on Bill Gates, whose value dipped almost $100 million to $87.2 billion, compared to a $554 million jump for Bezos.

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