Jeff Bezos became the richest man in the world Thursday, topping Bill Gates who has held the mantle for a long time. Bezos is currently the CEO of, the company he founded. A 1 percent jump in Amazon’s stock propelled him to the top of the list, according to, which keeps a running list of the world’s billionaires.

With the shakeup on top, who now tops the world's list of richest people?

1. Jeff Bezos — Net Worth: $90.6 billion

Bezos, 53, derives most of his wealth from, the world’s largest online retailer. He owns just below 17 percent of the company's stock. Bezos is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico; he moved with his family to Texas when he was young and then eventually to Florida.

Bezos went on to study at Princeton and worked on Wall Street in tech after graduating. He started Amazon in 1994, which according to CNN in April is worth around $430 billion. Bezos founded a space travel company, Blue Origin, in 2000.

Bezos purchased the newspaper the Washington Post in $250 million in cash in 2013. The purchase was completely separate from Amazon. He was also one of the first shareholders of Google.

Bezos married his wife, MacKenzie, in 1993 and together they four children.

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2. Bill Gates — Net Worth: $90 billion

Gates, 61, launched Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1975, and it went on to become the largest PC software company in the world. He was once Microsoft’s CEO and largest shareholder but has left the day-to-day operations of the company and focuses instead on his philanthropy work with his wife, Melinda. Together they created the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has gifted billions of dollars to various causes.

Gates is originally from Seattle and resides there now. He and his wife have three children.

3. Amancio Ortega — Net Worth: $83.3 billion

Ortega, 81, is from Spain and is the richest man in Europe. The secretive billionaire began a clothing store in A Coruña, Spain in 1974 that sold bathrobes. In 1975 he opened his first Zara, which catapulted him into a fast fashion empire. Zara is now part of the Inditex Group, a multi-national clothing conglomerate started by Ortega. The company went public in 2001, with Ortega as its CEO. He stepped away from day-to-day operations in 2011. He has been married twice: first to Rosalía Mera from 1966 to 1986, and then to Flora Pérez Marcote in 2001. He has three children.

4. Warren Buffett — Net Worth: $74.3 billion

Buffett, 86, is from Omaha, Nebraska. Through his holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, he became one of the richest men in the world. Buffett is still the company’s CEO, president and chairman of its board. Known for living frugally, he takes home a salary of only $100,000 as the executive of Berkshire Hathaway, deriving most of his wealth from stock in the company. Buffett is also well-known for his philanthropy and has partnered with Gates to give away a majority of his wealth.

Buffett has had two wives: Susan Thompson, whom he married in 1952, and Astrid Meeks, whom he married in 2006 after Thompson died.

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5. Mark Zuckerberg — Net Worth $72.8 billion

Zuckerberg, 33, is the founder of Facebook, which he started in a Harvard dorm in 2004. Zuckerberg is also known for his philanthropic pursuits, joining both Gates and Buffett in an attempt to better the world. Originally from White Plains, New York, Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard and moved to Palo Alto, California to work on Facebook.

Zuckerburg is married to Priscilla Chan, whom he met at Harvard. The two have one child together and plan to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares through their charitable organization, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.