Billionaire Bezos' Big Buck Bonanza

He's seriously loaded

Billionaire Bezos' Big Buck Bonanza

Wouldn't it be nice? Being the richest man in modern history, that is.

With a cool $USD150 million to his name, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is now the richest man in modern history.

If you're wondering how much that is in our local Dollarydoos, that's just north of the $200 billion mark.

In inflation-adjusted terms, the tech god's stratospheric wealth is also higher than Bill Gates at his peak in 1999 - and it's the highest number since Forbes began tracking the numbers in 1982.

It's quite a gift to receive ahead of Amazon's Prime-Day blitz, which forecasters believe will earn the company in excess of $USD3 billion.

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