Bill Gates as just been overtaken the Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos the richest man in the world.
Jeff just topped the Microsoft founder, Gates for the first time ever with the fortune of $90 billion. According to Forbes, the opening of markets today, July 27 got Bezos to a net worth of $90.6 billion, putting him more than $500 million ahead of Bill Gates. Amazon stock opened up 1.6% on Thursday, adding $1.3 billion to Bezos’ net worth. That was enough to put him ahead of Gates, who was last surpassed on Forbes’ real-time rankings for just two days nearly a year ago by Spanish retail giant Amancio Ortega.
Forbes started tracking billionaires around the globe in 1987. Bezos is now the seventh person to hold the title of the world’s richest person and the third American to top the global ranks besides Gates and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. While Gates and Buffett both appeared on Forbes’ first ranking of America’s 400 Richest people in 1982, Bezos is a newer addition to Forbes’ wealth rankings. He first appeared on the Forbes 400 in 1998, a year after Amazon went public, with a $1.6 billion fortune. Bezos ranked third richest in the world on Forbes 2017 list of the World’s Billionaires, published in March, with a fortune of $72.8 billion. Gates gave so much of his fortune to philanthropy making it possible for Jeff to overtake him. Gates created the Giving Pledge with Buffett to encourage billionaires to give at least half of their wealth to charitable causes. He gave away $32.9 billion over the course of his lifetime through end of 2016. Bezos attended Princeton and then worked at a hedge fund before starting his online bookseller in a garage in Seattle in 1994. Amazon has since grown into an online retail behemoth selling a wide range of products. It also offers cloud services through its Amazon Web Services division, known as AWS. Outside of his day job, Jeff Bezos owns aerospace company Blue Origin and the Washington Post.
David Steven, an Edo Born Pastor living in Netherlands reportedly left his wife battling for he life after allegedly pushing her down from stairs.
However defending himself and trying to debunk the rumour, he claimed he had a misunderstanding with his wife when she came back from where she went to. According to David, he tried being romantic before opening the door for his wife. However his wife who pictured him as weird at that moment, mistakenly slipped off and hit her head on the floor. He concluded his story by advising men never to assault their wives.
Social media users who read his story disclosed they won’t be falling for that, as they bashed him for even coming online to defend himself.
Facebook user Queengirl Nadia Francis posted the above photos with the below caption
The pastor in Netherland who push his wife from upstairs has somthing to say after you nearly kill her you one come talk say n.a. mistake
The family of six killed by generator fumes in Obio/Akpor Local government of Rivers State has been laid to rest.
Mr. Kinika Kingsley, 40, his wife, Mrs. Ruhuoma,28, and their children died last month after inhaling generator fumes.
Late Kinika Kingsley was a graduate of the University of Port Harcourt.
The 49 year-old wife a Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG) pastor who died alongside their two sons after a container fell on their vehicle while coming back from a service of the church, Vivian Ezechila, has asked a question that looks impossible to answer.
While being interviewed by Punch, Vivian revealed that she has 4 children which 2 died while two are still alive.
She also added that the redeemed church had come to see her as they told her that her husband\’s death means he had finished his race in which she asked them, “What about my two young children who died? Have they finished their race too just like that?”
Official reports are now reaching that Telecom giants,Etisalat have now changed their brand name to 9mobile Telecom. Earlier this week,The telecom\’s international body has asked and insisted that their Nigerian branch discontinue the use of Etisalat as its brand name.Well,it seems they don\’t need to worry again.
A shocking footage showing the moment a 5-storey building in Tibet, China was washed away by flood has surfaced online.
In the video, a heavy red truck abandoned by its driver was also washed away following the heavy rain in Tibet that eroded foundations, including that of a five-storey apartment block. The moment the building toppled into a surging river was c@ught on camera but luckily enough, all occupants of the building were evacuated long before the collapse.
Tibet’s Changdu City was hit, with the local Ziqu River eroding its banks and bursting out over surrounding terrain at the weekend. The river, held back in part by a bridge, gradually ate away the soil away beneath the yellow waterfront structure before moving to erode the foundation of the building.According to China Central Television, the region’s heavy rains have washed away more than 57km of roads, damaged 24
bridges and cut power lines. Authorities said yesterday that floods and landslides have also killed scores of people in China’s central Hunan province as two weeks of torrential rains forced 1.6 million to flee. About 53,000 homes have collapsed while nearly 350,000 others were seriously or partially damaged after 11 straight days of rain, according to Tang Biyu, deputy director of Hunan’s civil affairs department.