Source: London – Arabia Net
The richest billionaire in the world, Jeff Bezos, set a new record by increasing his wealth again to become the largest in history, making Bezos the first person in the world with wealth exceeding the level of 200 billion dollars.
According to reports that monitored the man’s fortune, and Al Arabiya.net reviewed it, last Wednesday, Bezoss fortune had exceeded the $ 200 billion mark for the first time, thus becoming the richest person in the world and registering for the first time the highest number owned by one person in history.
Amazon shares rose 2% on Wednesday afternoon, raising Bezos’ net worth by $ 4.9 billion, making the 56-year-old the first person in the world to accumulate a fortune of $ 200 billion.
At 1:50 pm EST on last Wednesday, the wealth of the Amazon founder and CEO was $ 204.6 billion, meaning that he surpasses the second richest person in the world, Bill Gates, by nearly $ 90 billion.
Bill Gatess net worth is currently $ 116.1 billion, according to reports and indicators that monitor the movement of the financial fortunes of the world’s richest people.
It is believed that Bezoss fortune is the largest ever, as the closest person to him is Bill Gates, who was the first billionaire in the world when Microsoft reached its peak in 1999.
Experts and economic analysts say that the change in consumer habits as a result of the Corona virus epidemic has led to an increase in Amazon’s shares by nearly 80% since the beginning of the year, and Bezoss net worth rose accordingly, as it was about $ 115 billion on January 1 of this year to exceed the two hundred billion days. Last Wednesday.
Bezoss 11% stake in Amazon accounts for more than 90% of his fortune.
Bezos would have been richer if he had not undergone the biggest divorce settlement in history last year, when he separated from his ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott, and agreed to give her 25% of his stake in “Amazon”, a portion of the shares now worth $ 63 billion.