Jeff Bezos Hits A New High Of $172 Billion As Amazon Stock Soars, Making Him More Richer
Jeff Bezos’s fortune has soared to $171.6billion, breaking his previous wealth record prior to his divorce. The billionaire’s net worth broke its previous peak on Wednesday as Amazon’s stock surged 4.4 percent to a record $2,878 value per share, boosting his fortune.
Jeff Bezos, who is known to be the richest man in the world, saw his fortune rise even after he relinquished a quarter of his stake in Amazon as a part of his divorce settlement with ex-wife Mackenzie Bezos last year. She has become the world’s second-richest woman.
Tuesday’s record beats his previous high of $167.7billion, which was set on September 4, 2018, before his divorce, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
This year alone Bezos has seen his fortune increase by $56.7billion. Amazon hasn’t commented on the founder’s surge in wealth.
Other tech CEOs have seen their wealth boom even amid the pandemic that has led millions to file for unemployment.