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Jeff Bezos' fortune hits a new high of $ 171 billion as Amazon shares rise amid the pandemic


Jeff Bezos' fortune hits a new high of $ 171 billion as Amazon shares rise amid the pandemic

  • Jeff Bezos' fortune rose to a new record high of $ 171.6 billion on Wednesday
  • On Wednesday, Amazon's stock rose 4.4 percent to a record $ 2,878
  • Bezos' assets surpassed its previous high of $ 167.7 billion on September 4, 2018
  • His fortune has skyrocketed, even after he gave up a quarter of his stake in Amazon in his divorce deal with ex-wife Mackenzie Bezos last year
  • She is now the second richest woman in the world with a net worth of $ 56.9 billion

Jeff Bezos' fortune rose to $ 171.6 billion and broke his previous wealth record before his divorce.

The billionaire's net worth surpassed its previous high on Wednesday, when Amazon's stock rose 4.4 percent to a record $ 2,878 a share, increasing its wealth.

Bezos, the richest man in the world, saw his fortune rise, even after giving up a quarter of his stake in Amazon last year under his divorce deal with ex-wife Mackenzie Bezos. She has become the second richest woman in the world.

Tuesday's record, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, surpasses its previous high of $ 167.7 billion set on September 4, 2018, before his divorce.

Jeff Bezos' fortune rose to $ 171.6 billion on Wednesday, surpassing his fortune before his divorce

On Wednesday, Amazon's stock rose 4.4 percent to a record $ 2,878 per share. Bezos owns 11 percent of the shares, which make up a large part of its assets

On Wednesday, Amazon's stock rose 4.4 percent to a record $ 2,878 per share. Bezos owns 11 percent of the shares, which make up a large part of its assets

Amazon has only skyrocketed its stocks in the pandemic because home orders and locks have prompted consumers to flock to e-commerce instead of brick-and-mortar retail

Amazon has only skyrocketed its stocks in the pandemic because home orders and locks have prompted consumers to flock to e-commerce instead of brick-and-mortar retail

This year alone, Bezos increased its assets by $ 56.7 billion.

Amazon has not commented on the founder's rise in prosperity.

This week, after complaints about the end of pandemic risk payment, Amazon announced that it would spend about $ 500 million to give one-off $ 500 bonuses to most frontline workers.

Amazon has only skyrocketed its stocks in the pandemic because home orders and locks have prompted consumers to flock to e-commerce instead of brick-and-mortar retail.

Bezos owns 11 percent of Amazon shares, which make up a large part of its assets.

Other tech CEOs have even seen their prosperity boom amid the pandemic that has prompted millions to report unemployment. In the week ending June 20, 1.48 million people registered unemployment, down 1.54 million from the previous week.

Bezos, the richest man in the world, saw his fortune rise, even after giving up a quarter of his stake in Amazon last year under his divorce deal with ex-wife Mackenzie Bezos. She is the second richest woman in the world with a net worth of $ 56.9 billion

Bezos, the richest man in the world, saw his fortune rise, even after giving up a quarter of his stake in Amazon last year under his divorce deal with ex-wife Mackenzie Bezos. She is the second richest woman in the world with a net worth of $ 56.9 billion

The Department of Labor said that new unemployment benefit claims in the week ending June 20 were 1.48 million

The Department of Labor said that new unemployment benefit claims in the week ending June 20 were 1.48 million

Bezos pictured with girlfriend Lauren Sanchez in February 2020

Bezos pictured with girlfriend Lauren Sanchez in February 2020

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has increased his fortune by $ 25.8 billion since January 1.

Eric Yuan, founder of Zoom Video Communications Inc, saw his fortune practically quadruple to $ 131.1 billion.

Mackenzie Bezos acquired a four percent stake in Amazon after the divorce. She has a net worth of $ 56.9 billion and went 12th in Bloomberg's ranking of the richest people.

She is now the second richest woman in the world and is behind L'Oreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers.

The collective net worth of the world's 500 richest people is now $ 5.93 trillion, compared to $ 5.91 trillion at the beginning of the year, Bloomberg said.

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