As most businesses and individual entrepreneurs around the world suffer financial losses amid the coronavirus pandemic, “the richest man in the world”, Jeff Bezos, 56, continues to increase his income. The other day, Forbes said that in just one day, Bezos’ fortune had increased by $ 6.4 billion and now stands at $ 138 billion.
The sharp rise is due to a record increase in the share value of his company Amazon – it rose 5.3%. Now the cost of a business title is $ 2,238. The pandemic caused Bezos’ market share to rise sharply as demand for online products and delivery increased during this period – Americans even started buying toilet paper from online stores.
It should be noted that the fortune not only of Jeff Bezos himself, but also of his ex-wife Mackenzie, who after the divorce received from her husband 4% of the shares in his company: his fortune increased by 2.2 billion dollars and now stands at $ 44.8 billion.
According to experts, a sharp increase in the value of Amazon’s shares will allow Jeff Bezos to become the first billionaire in history, according to their calculations, this will happen by 2026. Recall that since 2017, Bezos was considered the l richest man in the world. In early 2020, Bezos’ shares sank, and for a short time he ceased to be “the richest man in the world”, losing this title to the chairman of the LVMH group of companies Bernard Arnault, but now he has found his place. At the same time, Jeff Bezos was the only one of the 10 richest billionaires in the world whose fortune has increased since the beginning of 2020.
Jeff Bezos with ex-wife Mackenzie
Incidentally, recently in the press, they discussed not so much the success of the company as the upheavals of his personal life. In January 2019, we learned that Jeff Bezos was divorcing his wife Mackenzie and the mother of his four children, with whom he had been married for 25 years. Later it turned out that the reason for the couple’s divorce was Bezos’ new hobby – he fell in love with 50-year-old actress and TV presenter Lauren Sanchez.
At first, Jeff and Lauren did not announce their relationship, but now they often appear in public together and travel a lot around the world. Bezos also did not offend his ex-wife: he transferred 19.7 million shares of Amazon to him, after which Mackenzie automatically placed 22nd in the ranking of the richest people in the world and became the third richest woman in the world.
Lauren Sanchez and Jeff Bezos
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