Amazon’s Jeff Bezos sets the record for the wealthiest person ever recorded.
According to the Daily Mail, Jeff Bezos set the record for the most wealth held by an individual:
Amazon chairman Jeff Bezos, already the world’s wealthiest man, has set a new record for personal net worth by topping $211 billion.
Bezos, 57, gained $8.4 billion in net worth on Tuesday alone, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as Amazon stock soared 4.7 percent on the Pentagon’s announcement that it is canceling the $10 billion JEDI contract with Microsoft.
It vaulted Bezos above the previous record of $210 billion, held briefly in January by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has seen his fortunes decline and now holds a mere $181 billion, putting him in distance second after Bezos.
According to the Star US:
The businessman’s net worth soared by more than $8.4billion on Tuesday, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index.
Amazon stocks soared by 4.7 percent on Tuesday, according to reports.
Bezos’ net worth now stands at $211billion and Amazon’s share price has increased by 15 percent since the start of the year.
The e-commerce pioneer, 57, has shattered records for wealth since the Index started ranking billionaires’ net worth in 2012.
Here’s the top 10 list from Bloomberg:
The amount of net worth for these individuals is staggering and it just keeps growing.
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