While most companies and individual entrepreneurs in the world suffer financial losses amid the coronavirus pandemic, "the richest man in the world," 56-year-old Jeff Bezos, continues to increase his income. Recently, Forbes reported that in just one day, Bezos’s fortune increased by $ 6.4 billion and now totals $ 138 billion.
The sharp jump was due to a record increase in the value of shares of his corporation Amazon - it grew by 5.3%. Now the cost of one security of the company is $ 2,238. The pandemic caused Bezos’s sharply increased shares because during this period there was an increased demand for online goods and delivery - Americans began to buy even toilet paper in online stores.
It is noteworthy that the fortune not only of Jeff Bezos himself, but also of his ex-wife Mackenzie, who after the divorce received from her husband a 4% stake in his company: her fortune increased by $ 2.2 billion and now amounts to $ 44.8 billion.
According to experts, a sharp jump in the value of Amazon shares will allow Jeff Bezos to become the first trillionaire in history, according to their calculations, this will happen by 2026. Recall that since 2017, Bezos was considered the richest man in the world. At the beginning of 2020, Bezos’s shares sank, and for a while he ceased to be “the richest man in the world”, losing this title to the president of the LVMH group of companies Bernard Arnault, but now he has regained his position. At the same time, Jeff Bezos was the only one of the top 10 richest billionaires in the world, whose fortune has increased since the beginning of 2020.
Jeff Bezos with ex-wife Mackenzie
By the way, recently the press has been discussing not so much the success of the corporation as the ups and downs in his personal life. In January 2019, it became known that Jeff Bezos was divorcing his wife and mother of his four children, Mackenzie, who had been married to him for 25 years. Later it turned out that the reason for the couple’s divorce was Bezos's new hobby - he fell in love with 50-year-old actress and TV presenter Lauren Sanchez.
At first, Jeff and Lauren did not advertise their relationship, but now they often appear in public together and travel a lot around the world. Bezos did not offend his ex-wife either: he transferred her 19.7 million shares to Amazon, after which Mackenzie was automatically ranked 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