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caption: In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in Washington.
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In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in Washington.
Credit: AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File

Bezos' ranking falls among list of world's richest people


Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is slipping when it comes to being one of the richest people in the world. He's now listed as No. 3 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and No. 4 on the Forbes list, right ahead of Bill Gates.

Bezos lost the top spot to Tesla CEO Elon Musk last year and has now fallen behind Indian infrastructure tycoon Gautum Adani on both lists.

Bloomberg reported that Adani vaulted into the top three on Monday, the first time a person from Asia has made it that high into the rankings.

The Puget Sound Business Journal notes that Bezo's fortune fell by more than $44 billion this year, largely because the company stock (where most of his fortune is tied up) has taken a hit. Bezos now has a net worth of more than $145 billion.

Side note: Elon Musk (richest person in the world), Gautam Adanai (second richest), Bill Gates (fifth richest person), and Mark Zuckerberg (22nd richest) are all college dropouts.