Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is currently the richest person in the world and he has currently emerged the first person in the world to ever hit 200 billion dollars net worth.
A report from Forbes states that the businessman was worth $204.6 billion as of 1:50 pm ET on Wednesday, August 26, when Amazon stock gained 2%.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, 56, saw his net worth increase to $204.6 billion from $74 billion in 2020. He is nearly $90 billion more than the world’s second-richest person, Bill Gates, who’s currently worth $116.1 billion.
According to Forbes: “Amazon stock is up nearly 80% since the beginning of the year, and Bezos’ net worth, which was roughly $115 billion on January 1, has skyrocketed in tandem. Bezos’ has roughly 11% stake in Amazon which makes up more than 90% of his fortune. He also owns the Washington Post, aerospace company Blue Origin and other private investments.”