Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Amazon has become the first person to ever worth $200 billion.
According to Forbes, the 56-year-old richest person in the world became the world’s first-ever person to amass an estimated $200 billion fortune early on Wednesday.
Forbes said “Early Wednesday he crossed a milestone previously unseen in the nearly four decades Forbes has been tracking net worths: With Amazon stock edging up 2% as of Wednesday afternoon, Bezos’ net worth is up by $4.9 billion, making him the first person to ever worth $200 billion”
As at Wednesday around 1:50 p.m EDT, jeff bezos is worth $204.6 billion which is nearly $90 billion more than the world’s second-richest person, Bill Gates, who is currently worth $116.1 billion. Bill gates the first ever centibillionaire is the only person to have come closest to Jeff bezos fortune.
Bezos’ also owns the Washington Post, aerospace company Blue Origin and other private investments. He gave out $1.7 billion in charitable gifts earlier this year. Gates has also donated more than $35 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Chief executive officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg also ended Tuesday as a newly crowned centibillionaire, worth $103.1 billion after adding $3.4 billion to his fortune in one day, on Facebook stock gains. Mark is now worth $109.1 billion.
LVMH, Arnault’s luxury-goods maker Bernard Arnault is now the third Richard person in the world as he claimed the centibillionaire title in May and today is worth about $115 billion.
The world now has more more centibillionaires on the planet than ever. Profiles and total net worth for each of the world’s 500 richest people can be found here
About Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos is an American internet entrepreneur, industrialist and investor. He is best known as the founder, CEO, and president of the multi-national technology company Amazon.