Earnings Jeff Bezos regains top spot as world's richest man Updated : October 28, 2019 06:27 AM IST Bezos lost to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates after Amazon's lacklustre Q3 results resulted in him losing nearly $7 billion in stock value. Bezos ended Gates' 24-year run as the richest man in 2018 and became the first man on earth with a net worth of $160 billion. Bezos first joined The Forbes 400 list of richest Americans in 1998, one year after Amazon went public, with a net worth of $1.6 billion. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.