Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos continues to rake in cash and is now worth $200 billion in personal wealth. He is by far the richest person in modern history.
Jeff Bezos has amassed a net worth of over $200 billion, making him the richest person on the planet by far. Bill Gates is a distant second with a measly $116.1 billion and Bezos’ ex-wife is now the second richest woman in the world after settling for $63 billion’s worth of Amazon stock during their divorce.
Amazon has seen huge growth this year as a direct result of the pandemic. Lockdown and an increased demand for delivered goods boosted the company’s stock value by 80%, giving Bezos a jump in net worth by over $20 billion.
The numbers involved when discussing Bezos and Amazon are so astronomically high that it’s almost impossible to fully realise just how much money we’re truly talking about. YouTubers have used various novel ways to illustrate this idea, including driving for over an hour across Britain using distance as a measurement of currency, but it’s still very difficult to gauge.