According to Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person with a net worth of $105.1 billion -- eclipsing Bill Gates’ previous record. The Amazon founder and CEO’s wealth comes mostly from 78.9 million shares of his company’s stock, which were up 56% in 2017.
The Obamas’ presidential portraits have been revealed in the National Portrait Gallery. Barack and Michelle picked two African American artists, Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, to portray them. The former first lady’s portrait “overemphasizes an element of couturial spectacle, but also projects a rock-solid cool,” writes the NYT.
Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn is pushing for Xerox to explore a sale. Icahn has been pushing for a change in management and four new board members, as well as cancelation of a partnership with Fujifilm. Shares in the company have been languishing since the early 2000s.