Jeff Bezos Becomes The First Person Ever Worth 200 Billion Dollars
Jeff Bezos Becomes The First Person Ever Worth 200 Billion Dollars. Jeff Bezos’ massive wealth just broke another record. According to Forbes, The Amazon CEO is now the first person in human history to amass a net worth over $200 billion.
Jeff Bezos is currently the world’s richest person, wealthier than he’s ever been. Bezos would be even richer had he not gone through the most expensive divorce settlement in history last year. When he split from ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott, last July, he agreed to give her 25% of his Amazon stake, a chunk of stock now worth $63 billion.
Early Wednesday he crossed a milestone previously unseen in the nearly four decades Forbes has been tracking net worths: With Amazon stock edging up 2% as of Wednesday afternoon, Bezos’ net worth is up by $4.9 billion, making the 56-year-old the world’s first-ever person to amass a $200 billion fortune.
Even adjusting for inflation, Forbes believes Bezos’ fortune is the largest ever amassed. The person to come closest is Gates, who was the world’s first-ever centibillionaire, when Microsoft reached its then-peak in 1999, Gates’ net worth surpassed $100 billion, roughly $158 billion in today’s dollars.
On Wednesday the Amazon founder’s net worth clocked $204.6 billion, nearly $90 billion more than the world’s second-richest person, Bill Gates, who’s currently worth $116.1 billion
Bezos isn’t the only billionaire getting richer during the pandemic. Tesla’s Elon Musk and Zoom’s Eric Yuan both saw their net worths grow by more than $2 billion between March and June.
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