Jeff Bezos is $5 billion divided from being a world's richest person

Why Amazon is shopping Whole Foods

Watch out, Bill Gates: Jeff Bezos is gunning for your title.

Thanks to a swell in Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) batch — a association only announced that it is buying Whole Foods (WFM) — Bezos combined another $1.8 billion to his net worth, according to Bloomberg.

Bezos is now value about $84.6 billion total, withdrawal him only $5 billion bashful of overtaking Gates as a wealthiest chairman in a world.

He has a good shot. Bezos, 53, is focused on aggressively expanding Amazon, while Gates, 61, wants to give many of his income away.

Gates combined a Giving Pledge with investing guru Warren Buffett — a fourth wealthiest chairman with $76.8 billion — in 2010.

The oath asks billionaires to dedicate to giving divided during slightest half of their income during their lifetimes. More than 150 people have sealed a pledge, yet Bezos isn’t one of them.

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Gates stepped down as Microsoft CEO in 2000, and serve distanced himself from day-to-day operations in a years after. He has been operative full time on hospitality for a past few years with his wife, Melinda.

Gates still owns some-more than 2% of Microsoft, though, so his net value has continued to climb.

Meanwhile, Bezos has done it transparent that he’s not negligence down.

The CEO is famous for his joining to treating any day during Amazon as if a association is still in a start-up phase.

Even a tagline for his private space company, Blue Origin, speaks to his care stye: Gradatim Ferociter. It means “step by step, ferociously.”

Bezos has recently hinted during his free interests. He posted on Twitter final week seeking for ideas for a “philanthropic strategy.”

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