Bezos now stands ahead of Microsoft's Bill Gates who's worth $93.3 billion and stands second on the list Photograph:( WION )
Amazon's founder, Jeff Bezos, is now the richest man in the world with net worth of a whopping $105 billion.
Bloomberg's Billionaire Index reports Bezos to have earned close to $6.1 billion in the first five trading days of the year.
Bezos now stands ahead of Microsoft's Bill Gates who's worth $93.3 billion and stands second on the list.
Bezos' net worth continues to soar with Amazon's shares growing at lightning pace.
The online retail giant saw a jump of close to 56% in its share in the year 2017.
In just five days of trading in 2018, Amazon's share has already seen a hike of 6.6%.
Although Microsoft's founder, Bill Gates, now stands behind in terms of net worth, experts point at his charity funding and philanthropist projects where a chunk of his wealth is invested.
According to reports, Gates has given away shares and stocks worth nearly $60 billion in the past few decades.
Combining the same with his current value of assets would skyrocket his worth to nearly $150 billion.