Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder, Becomes Richest Person In Modern History

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post, became the richest person in modern history on Monday, amid website outages during the online retailer's Prime Day and labour action in a number of countries.

Bezos' net worth exceeded US$151 billion on Monday as Amazon shares rose early in the day, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Amazon shares fell later in the day, as news broke of website outages in the middle of Amazon's Prime Day promotion, but...

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