Jeff Bezos is back in news with a BANG by adding record breaking $13 billion to his net worth, and that too in one day. Yes, you head it right.
This is surely awesome news.
The shares of Amazon.com Inc. have surged by 7.9%. The last time such an impressive rise was noted was back in December 2018. It was due to the rise in shopping trends across the globe. And this year it has been up by 73%.
Amazon’s 56 year old founder, Bezos, is now officially the richest person in the world. This calls for mega celebrations for him. This has been the largest single-day jump for anyone, since 2012 when the Bloomberg Billionaires Index was created.
Bezos saw his fortune swell from $74 billion to $189.3 billion. And all this has taken place in spite of the worst economic downturn (after the Great Depression) in U.S. The present situation is a result of the ongoing corona virus pandemic.
It is a proud moment for Bezos as his net worth personally is much more than the total market assessment of business giants such as Nike Inc., Exxon Mobil Corp., and McDonald’s Corp.
You will be surprised to know that even his ex-wife, Mackenzie Bezos, is in limelight after gaining $4.6 billion on Monday. She is now the 13th richest personality across the globe.
Some of the tech giants are making a lot of money due to the present work from home scenario. Many have also received boost due to the stimulus efforts initiated by central bankers and governments.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer has also recently added approximately $15 billion to his total worth, in spite of dealing with brands that boycott ads on the social media platform.