Jeff Bezos checking his portfolio (probably). - Courtesy of [Flickr User James Duncan Davidson](

Jeff Bezos checking his portfolio (probably). - Courtesy of Flickr User James Duncan Davidson.

There are 29.5 billion reasons Jeff Bezos had a better year than you, and every one of those reasons is labeled with a picture of George Washington.

Yes, I could have just said he made $29.5 billion this year, but I get paid by the word.

The Amazon CEO was the biggest financial winner of 2015 in terms of dollars earned. He was also ranked fourth in terms of percentage gained, increasing his net worth by 102 percent.

According to Forbes, Bezos 2015 windfall brings his net worth to $58.4 billion, making him the fourth-richest person on the planet, trailing only Bill Gates, Amancio Ortega, and Warren Buffett.

(Source: Forbes)