According to Forbes, Amazon shares closed up 1.2% on Tuesday, pushing the company’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’s worth to increase by 2.2 billion U.S. dollars, reaching a record of 199.7 billion U.S. dollars . It is close to becoming the world’s first rich man with 200 billion U.S. dollars. Close at hand.
Note: Bezos’ worth exceeded $200 billion in intraday trading on Monday, but the wealth of the rich on the Forbes list is calculated based on the latest closing stock price.
Because Bezos owns 11.1% of Amazon’s shares, and the company’s market value has reached $1.68 trillion, any small fluctuations in the stock price will cause his worth to increase or decrease by billions of dollars.
Since the beginning of the outbreak in the United States in mid-February, Amazon’s stock price has risen by more than 55%, thanks to the surge in online shopping demand under the home quarantine order. Bezos’ wealth has increased by nearly US$86 billion in less than a year. When Forbes released the list of the 400 richest people in the United States in October last year, he was worth US$114 billion, which was based on Amazon’s stock price in early September last year. Calculation.
Had he not divorced his ex-wife Mackenzie, Bezos would have been worth more than $200 billion. In July last year, Bezos and MacKenzie divorced and gave her about 4% of Amazon