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Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos is now world’s first person with over $200 billion net worth

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Jeff Bezos has become the first person in the world to amass a $200 billion (N77,062,000,000,000) fortune.

 


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The world’s richest person reached the milestone after Amazon’s stocks edged up by 2% on Wednesday, August 26, thereby increasing Bezos’ net worth by $4.9 billion (N1,888,019,000,000).

 

According to Forbes, the Amazon founder is now worth $204.6 billion (N78,603,240,000,000) nearly $90 billion (N34,677,900,000,000) more than the world’s second-richest person, Bill Gates, who’s currently worth $116.1 billion (N44,734,491,000,000).

 

 

Forbes reported that even if inflation rates were included, Bezos fortune was still the largest ever accumulated by a single person globally.

 

Amazon’s stocks have risen by 80% since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and this was fueled by a change in consumer habits who made more orders online due to social distancing measures embraced by governments worldwide.

 

Bezos was not alone in the list of top gainers. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg became a brand-new centibillionaire, worth $103.1 billion after adding $3.4 billion to his fortune in 24 hours.


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