Amazon Boss, Jeff Bezos Now Richer Than Before Divorce
Amazon has recorded a 4.4 percent surge in its stock value, making Jeff Bezos richer than he was, after his divorce in 2019.(Wapbaze_Copyright)
The 56-year-old founder and CEO of Amazon is now worth $172 billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.(Wapbaze_Copyright)
In 2019, Bezos finalised his $38billion divorce from his wife, MacKenzie making her the 22nd richest person in the world.(Wapbaze_Copyright)
She took 25 percent of his shares, which meant at the time her stake was worth more than $35 billion, according to Forbes.(Wapbaze_Copyright)
However, Bezos remained the wealthiest person on the planet after the settlement and his wealth has continued to soar amid the coronavirus pandemic.(Wapbaze_Copyright)
According to Comparisun, Bezos is on track to be the world’s first trillionaire by 2026.(Wapbaze_Copyright)
The business software comparison site used data collected from the last five years of the Forbes Rich List to calculate the yearly wealth growth rate of the world’s richest billionaires.(Wapbaze_Copyright)
Applying this annual growth rate over the coming years, the study concluded that Bezos could become the world’s first trillionaire in 2026 or sooner.(Wapbaze_Copyright)
Bezos’ company, Amazon has been doing particularly well in recent months with the increased dema.d for online shopping due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As a result, the company’s share prices have increased.
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