San Francisco: Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has turn into the first person ever whose web worth soared over USD 200 billion, in accordance to Forbes and Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
The web worth of the world`s richest person went up by USD 4.9 billion after Amazon inventory edged up two per cent as of Wednesday afternoon, Forbes reported.
Bezos additionally owns aerospace firm Blue Origin, the Washington Post and different non-public investments.
However, his practically 11 per cent stake in Amazon makes up over 90 per cent of his huge fortune.
The e-commerce big noticed an enormous spike in calls for for its providers amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Since the start of 2020, Amazon inventory is up practically 80 per cent, mentioned the Forbes report, including that Bezos` web worth on January 1 was roughly USD 115 billion.
While Forbes mentioned that Bezos grew to become worth USD 204.6 billion at 1.50 pm EDT on Wednesday, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index presently places his web worth at USD $202 billion.
The person who’s closest to Bezos now’s Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates who’s presently worth USD 116.1 billion, in accordance to Forbes, whereas the Bloomberg Billionaires Index put his web worth at $124 billion.