2:05 PM PT -- Bezos is back on top of the world ... he's once again the richest person on the planet after briefly ceding his title to Gates ... thanks to his Amazon stock.
After the markets closed Friday, Forbes says Jeff is now worth $109.9 billion, moving him back ahead of Bill and his $105.8 billion net worth.
Jeff Bezos can no longer claim he's the richest person on Earth ... the distinction now belongs to Bill Gates.
The Amazon honcho lost his title during after-hours trading Thursday, according to Forbes, when the company's shares plummeted 7 percent, dropping Bezos' fortune to a paltry $103.9 BILLION. How will he ever survive?!?
Bill's net worth stands at $105.7 billion, meaning Jeff is now looking up for the first time in over a year. The horror.
The stock market isn't the only reason Jeff is now No. 2 ... he could still be on top if not for this year's insanely costly divorce with ex-wife MacKenzie, who took a huge chunk of his fortune. MacKenzie's net worth now stands at $32.7 billion, placing her among the top 20 in the world.