Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon Inc net worth rose by $4.9 billion on Wednesday after the price of Amazon stock gained 2 percent.
The Amazon CEO became the first person to top $200 billion in net worth, according to Forbes’ real-time data on billionaires. Oh, to be on that list. We can dream, right?
Bezos’s net worth has risen by $85.1 billion from the year-to-date, making it the highest increase this year so far.
Much of Bezo’s wealth is tied to Amazon, with the CEO owning roughly 57 million shares, or 12%, of the company. Despite the global outbreak of Covid-19.
He also heavily invested in space tourism, with the billionaire reportedly selling US$1 billion a year in Amazon stock to fund Blue Origin, an aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company.
Bill Gates remained the world’s second wealthiest person with a net worth of $124 billion. While facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg came third with $36.3 billion increase in net worth to $115 billion.,
Elon R Musk, the CEO and Founder of Tesla net worth rose by $73.6 billion this year and $5.46 billion in the last 24 hours to $115 billion.
Bernad Arnault and Oracle of Omaha (Warren Buffet) were third, fourth, fifth and sixth richest people, respectively. See the billionaire list compiled by Bloomberg below.