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Jeff Bezos overtakes Elon Musk to become world’s richest again

The outgoing Amazon CEO took back his crown as the world’s richest person, bringing Tesla chief Elon Musk’s reign to an end after just six weeks.

The changing of the guard happened even though both billionaires’ fortunes shrank on Tuesday as their respective companies’ stock prices slipped.

Bezos, 57, saw his net worth tick down by $372 million to $191 billion thanks to a roughly 0.3 percent drop in Amazon shares, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index.

But a 2.4 percent tumble in Tesla’s stock wiped nearly $4.6 billion off Musk’s wealth, putting the 49-year-old tech tycoon in second place with a fortune of $190 billion, Bloomberg’s ranking shows.

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Bezos reclaimed his title just about two weeks after announcing he would step down as Amazon’s chief executive in the third quarter of this year. He’ll still be the executive chairman of the e-commerce empire he founded 27 years ago.

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