Thanks to a surge in Amazon's (AMZN) - Get Report stock, CEO Jeff Bezos passed Microsoft (MSFT) - Get Report founder Bill Gates and became the richest man in the world. His 81 million Amazon shares saw him bank a fortune of over $90 billion, leaving Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Mark Zuckerberg wishing they had thought of free two-day shipping. But at the end of the day, is second place really that bad when you're balancing your checkbook in the billions?
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