Jeff Bezos Bounces Back To 2 On Forbes Rich List, Gautam Adani Slips To 4

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's wealth surged as Wall Street stocks rallied, and as a result he has now jumped to the second richest.

Jeff Bezos Bounces Back To 2 On Forbes Rich List, Gautam Adani Slips To 4

Jeff Bezos jumps to second richest in the world on Forbes list

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's wealth surged as Wall Street stocks rallied, and as a result, he has now jumped to the second richest on the Real-Time Billionaires List compiled by Forbes, surpassing Louis Vitton's Bernard Arnault and Gautam Adani.

After languishing in the fourth position since September 16, Jeff Bezos's net worth jumped by $3.6 billion to $141.4 billion, making him the second richest in the world on the Forbes list, overtaking Bernard Arnault and India's Gautam Adani.

While a deep sell-off in US stocks had lowered the wealth of American billionaires, driven by expectations for an even more aggressive Federal Reserve after the red-hot inflation reading, Wall Street shares rallied on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 snapping a six-day losing streak to surge nearly 2 per cent.

That rally in US bourses boosted Jeff Bezos's wealth, even as the difference between him and number 3 placed Bernard Arnault was only about $1.4 billion. Louis Vitton's Bernard Arnault's net worth stood at $140.4 billion.

According to Forbes, Gautam Adani slipped to the fourth position, with his wealth now at $139.1 billion.
Mr Adani's wealth dropped $796 million on Thursday, even as Indian equity benchmarks recovered from a six-session losing streak.

Elon Musk remained the world's richest person, with a net worth of 263.2 billion.

However, the rankings on the list have been fluctuating in recent weeks, reflecting the volatility in broader global equity markets, see-sawing between gains on one day and losses on another.

Gautam Adani's ranking on the list has see-sawed between the second, third and the latest to the fourth position, almost on a daily basis.

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