Jeff Bezos is giving a whole new meaning to the title of world’s richest man.
Jeff Bezos was already the world’s richest man. Now his net worth has skyrocketed once again, setting another new record.
The Amazon CEO’s net worth soared to a record $200 billion on Wednesday when shares of his online shopping behemoth closed at $3.441.85 on surging demand for contactless shopping.
Bezos, Amazon’s largest individual stockholder, has added more than $82 billion to his net worth this year as stuck-at-home consumers increasingly turn to the e-tail giant for their shopping needs. Amazon’s shares are up to 86 percent year-to-date and its market cap sits at $1.7 trillion.
The tech entrepreneur, who’s also the head of rocket company Blue Origin, now has $77 billion more than longtime richest man Bill Gates, who sits in second place with just over $123 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
The 56-year-old chief claims 54.5 million portions of Amazon, speaking to a 10.9 percent stake. His proprietorship stake in Blue Origin is additionally worth $7.2 billion, and he has $7.1 billion worth of money and different resources, as per Bloomberg.
Much additionally stunning is that Bezos would have just outperformed the $250 billion imprint had he not separated from his long-lasting accomplice and life partner MacKenzie, who got 20 million Amazon partakes in the separation settlement, putting her total assets at $64.4 billion. Those offers alone make her the thirteenth most extravagant individual on the planet.
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