The challenge for the title of the richest person in the world reflects & # 39; clash & # 39; between Amazon and Microsoft for a maximum Pentagon contract worth $ 10 billion. The US Department of Defense has surprisingly given the maxi order to Microsoft, which is a real slap to the Bezos company. But the online sales giant does not intend to suffer passively and announces appeals against decisions that are "politically influenced". Amazon appeared to be the natural winner of the maxi contract until Donald Trump focused on the assignment process, denouncing the complaints of several companies. From that moment on it became clear that for Amazon victory would not be given. That's it: the contract goes to Microsoft and Amazon stays with a handful of flies in hand. Many have seen in the Pentagon's choice the hands of the president, who do not like Bezos and the "Amazon Washington Post" are known. The loss of contracts, as well as inconclusive quarterly reports showing surging costs to meet shipping needs within 24 hours, weighed on Amazon's shares on Wall Street, de facto impoverishing Bezos who was already poorer because of the multimillionaire divorce from MacKenzie Bezos, now the fourth richest woman in the world.
The billionaire ranking confirms the rise of Arnault, the protector of LVMH, a luxury giant worth 200 billion euros and is aimed at Tiffany, Audrey Hepburn's favorite jewelery. By getting their hands on Tiffany Arnault it will strengthen in the United States and be able to further diversify its empire by increasing jewelry exposure, one of the fastest growing sectors in the luxury market. With 300 stores worldwide, Tiffany is one of the largest jewelers in the world along with Cartier and Bulgari, which are part of the Arnault empire.
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