Amazon Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Bezos, became the world’s first person ever to hit a net worth of $200bn on Wednesday as the tech giant’s stock continued a steady climb that kicked off in mid-March.
With Amazon stock edging up two per cent as of Wednesday afternoon, Bezos’ net worth is up by $4.9bn, making the 56-year-old the world’s first-ever person to amass a $200bn fortune, Forbes said.
It’s also worth pointing out that Bezos would’ve hit the $200bn mark sooner had he not divorced his wife last year.
His ex-wife, MacKenzie, is worth more than $64bn after getting 20 million settlement Amazon shares during their divorce.
Overall, Amazon is worth $1.72trn — making it the second most valuable company behind Apple, which has a market cap of $2.16trn.