Jeff Bezos adds $13 billion in a single day to his worth
The richest man in the world has broken record as Jeff Bezos added $13 billion to his net worth on Monday, July 20, the largest single-day jump for an individual since the Bloomberg Billionaires Index was created in 2012.
Amazon.com shares surged 7.9%, the most since December 2018 on rising optimism about web shopping trends, and are now up 73% this year, according to TIMES.
Jeff Bezos, 56, who is the world’s richest person, has seen his fortune swell 74 billion dollars in 2020 to 189.3 billion dollars, despite the United States of America entering its worst economic downturn since the Great Depression during the 1930s.
According to the publication released, the American Billionaire is now personally worth more than the market valuation of giants such as Exxon Mobil Corp., Nike Inc., and McDonald’s Corp.
Jeff Bezos former wife, Mackenzie Bezos, who is Amazon’s second-largest individual shareholder, following her divorce from the Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos also gained $4.6 billion Monday and is now the 13th-richest person in the world. She is worth over $55 billion.