In One Chart: Are Gates and Bezos really the richest men in the world? Nyet, says one fund manager

Jeff Bezos on Thursday briefly topped Bill Gates as the world’s richest man following a spike in Amazon AMZN, -3.16% shares, according to data crunched by Forbes. But if Bill Browder’s numbers are correct, the massive fortunes of both tech giants combined still wouldn’t stack up to the real richest man in the world.

“I believe [Vladimir Putin] is worth $200 billion,” the CEO of Hermitage Capital Management told the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on the same day Bezos made his fleeting move. Browder was testifying as part of the investigation into Russia’s interference in the U.S. elections.

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