Jeff Bezos overtakes Elon Musk to become the world's richest person again

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has reclaimed his title of world's richest person, ending Elon Musk's roughly six-week reign atop the list.

Musk lost about $4.5 billion Tuesday after Tesla (TSLA) shares fell 2.4%, which was enough to knock him to second place on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index ranking.

Bezos' net worth also fell as the broader stock market lost a bit of ground, but his loss wasn't as extreme, only taking a hit of about $372 million.

That was enough to recapture his title that he held for about three years. The index currently says Bezos is worth $191 billion compared to Musk's $190 billion.

Musk's surge to first place happened in early January, when Tesla's stock was skyrocketing.

Meanwhile, Bill Gates remains at the world's third-richest person with $137 billion of worth.

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