Amazon founder Jeff Bezos became the richest person in modern history today

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Mashable—Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and chief executive, is certainly having a happy Prime Day today. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily tracker of the world's richest people, Bezos was worth more than $150 billion this morning, which made him the richest person in modern history.  The achievement even takes into account inflation when Microsoft founder Bill Gates was worth $100 billion in 1999. That wealth would equate to about $149 billion today. SEE ALSO: Jeff Bezos wants to...

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in recent history. Jeff Bezos has been one of the world's wealthiest people for a while, but he's now set a new record: he's the wealthiest person in recent history. The Amazon founder's net worth has topped $151 billion according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index, mak...