Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, on Wednesday became the first ever person in history to amass a fortune of $200 billion. He crossed the milestone yesterday after a sharp rally in US technology stocks.
According to Forbes, the the 56-year-old’s exact net worth on Wednesday was actually a staggering $204.6 billion.
Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon, which is one of the few companies to have benefited from the coronavirus pandemic.
Bezos is now worth nearly $90billion more than the world’s second-richest person, Bill Gates, who’s currently worth $116.1 billion. The Microsoft founder, 64, was the first person to be worth $100 billion.
The value comes amid an increase in Amazon’s stocks by 2.85%, meaning the company is now worth more than $1.7 trillion (£1.29 billion).
While $200 billion is an unbelievable amount of money, estimates suggest that Bezos’ earnings could skyrocket in the coming years, and could even make him a trillionaire in just six years.