Jeff Bezos, Amazon Boss, on Wednesday, August 26, became the first person in the world ever to hit a net worth of $200 billion.
According to Forbes, Amazon stock went up by 2% as of Wednesday afternoon, and Bezos net worth went up by $4.9 billion, making him the world’s first-ever person to amass a $200 billion fortune.
As at yesterday, American Time, Jeff Bezos net worth is $204.6 billion which is about $90 billion more than the world’s second-richest person, Bill Gates, who is currently worth $116.1 billion.
Let me point out here that Bezos would’ve hit the $200 billion mark sooner if he had not divorced his wife last year.
His ex-wife, MacKenzie, is worth more than $64 billion after getting $20 million settlement Amazon shares during their divorce.
Overall, Amazon is worth $1.72 trillion — making it the second most valuable company behind Apple, which has a market cap of $2.16 trillion.