Bill Gates has regained the title of the richest person in the world, surpassing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Friday in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, has a net worth of $ 110 billion, topping Bezos & # 39; total value of $ 109 billion, according to the index.
Gates held short for top position last month after Amazon suffered a 28 percent decline in the three months ending in September, but quickly lost the spot again for Bezos, CNN reported.
Gates' rise to the top spot on Friday was spurred by a 48 percent rise in Microsoft stock, which lifted his net worth, according to CNN.
Bezos & # 39; wealth was also affected by his divorce settlement with his ex-wife MacKenzie. Their divorce settlement left her 1