The Amazon boss, Jeff Bezos has rewritten record books😳, when it comes to amassing wealth.
He has become the first person ever☝️ to have a personal net worth of $200 billion.
Being already the world’s richest person😎, Bezos saw his mega fortune swell again, thanks to the latest upsurge↗️ in Amazon’s stock price.
As per the Bloomberg Billionaires index, Bezos’s wealth reached $202 billion😲 on Wednesday.
It saw a phenomenal addition of $5.3 billion in a single day.
Bezos’s net worth is now nearly $80 billion more🤟 than the world’s 2nd-richest person, Bill Gates.
Jeff Bezos, who founded Amazon in 1994🗓️, presently holds 5.4 crore of its shares.
They makeup just over 11% of the company’s total stock.
Apart from that, Bezos also owns Blue Origin, a space travel🚀 company he founded in 2000, and The Washington Post newspaper📰.
Bezos became the world’s richest person for the first time in 2017.
In a new global high, his net worth rose📈 to $172 billion this July.
Notably, the latest jump in Amazon’s stock has also led Bezos’s ex-wife👰, MacKenzie Scott, in becoming the world’s 13th richest person
She holds 4% of Amazon stock📃 and now has a fortune of $66 billion.
There’s no stopping Amazon
Even as the whole world has been in the grip of Covid-19 pandemic😷 since early 2020, demand for Amazon’s products and services has grown impressively.
It came as subsequent lockdowns forced customers to increase their shopping via online mode👨🏻💻.
Amazon’s online grocery sales📦 had tripled on Year over Year basis* in the April-June quarter.
Its share price has risen by 86% since the start of this year.
The company now enjoys a market value💰 of $1.7 trillion.