The Fortune of the Richest Man in the World Exceeded 200 Billion Dollars for the First Time in History
OREANDA-NEWS. According to Forbes magazine, the fortune of the head of the American corporation Amazon, Jeff Bezos exceeded 200 billion US dollars. According to the results of the Forbes Real-Time rating, he became the first billionaire whose wealth rose above this amount. The rating data was calculated taking into account the value of shares owned by Bezos; by the close of trading, his fortune dropped to 199.7 billion dollars. During the last trading day on the Nasdaq Stock Market, Amazon shares grew by 1.18 %, to 3346.49 dollars.
It is noted that since the beginning of coronavirus pandemic, the value of Bezos’ securities increased by more than 55 %. In 12 months, the wealth of the businessman has increased by 86 billion dollars.Bezos was the first person to have a fortune of more than 100 billion dollars. After that, this level was reached by co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates and founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg.