Jeff Bezo's Wealth Jumps To $172 Billion, Ex-wife Now World 2nd Richest Woman



Amazon's founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, has seen his wealth smash its previous record even after he relinquished a quarter of his stake in Amazon as part of their settlement last year.

According to a Wednesday Bloomberg Billionaire Index, Bezos wealth jumped to $172 billion after Amazon's shares jumped 4% up to a record $2,879. This new record beats his previous high of $168 billion in 2018, September 4.

The Amazon chief has seen his wealth soar this year alone, gaining $57 billion just from January 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has seen the Seattle-based company change from brick-and-mortar retail to e-commerce.

Also Read: Amazon Owner Jeff Bezos Is Now Twice Richer Than Mark Zuckerberg, All Thanks To Coronavirus Pandemic

The Amazon CEO wasn't the only person from the tech sector to gain much wealth. Others such as Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Zoom Video Communication founder Eric Yuan also gained.

In the women's section, Bezos's ex-wife Mackenzie Bezos who got a 4% stake in Amazon after their divorce, has seen her wealth soar to $57 billion, following Amazon's share jump. This ranks her no. 12 in the world ranking and no. 2, second to Francoise Bettencourt Meyers in the women category.

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