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Jeff Bezos’ wealth hits a new high of $ 171 BILLION as Amazon shares rise during the pandemic

Jeff Bezos’ wealth hits a new high of $ 171 BILLION as Amazon shares rise during the pandemic

  • Jeff Bezos’ net worth soared to a new high of $ 171.6 billion on Wednesday
  • On Wednesday, Amazon’s stock rose 4.4 percent to a record $ 2,878
  • Bezos’ fortune beats its previous high of $ 167.7 billion on September 4, 2018
  • His net worth soared even after relinquishing a quarter of his stake in Amazon in his divorce deal with ex-wife Mackenzie Bezos last year
  • She is now the second richest woman in the world with a net worth of $ 56.9 billion

Jeff Bezos’ fortune has risen to $ 171.6 billion, breaking his previous pre-divorce wealth record.

The billionaire’s net worth broke its previous peak on Wednesday when Amazon’s stock rose 4.4 percent to a record value of $ 2878 per share, boosting his fortune.

The wealthiest man in the world, Bezos saw his fortune soar, even after relinquishing a quarter of his stake in Amazon last year as part of his divorce deal with ex-wife Mackenzie Bezos. She has now become the second richest woman in the world.

Tuesday’s record surpasses its previous record high of $ 167.7 billion, set on September 4, 2018, before his divorce according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Jeff Bezos' fortune has risen to $ 171.6 billion and surpasses his pre-divorce wealth on Wednesday

Jeff Bezos’ fortune has risen to $ 171.6 billion and surpasses his pre-divorce wealth on Wednesday

On Wednesday, Amazon's stock rose 4.4 percent to a record $ 2878 per share.  Bezos owns 11 percent of the shares, which make up a large portion of his fortune

On Wednesday, Amazon's stock rose 4.4 percent to a record $ 2878 per share.  Bezos owns 11 percent of the shares, which make up a large portion of his fortune

On Wednesday, Amazon’s stock rose 4.4 percent to a record $ 2878 per share. Bezos owns 11 percent of the shares, which make up a large portion of his fortune

Amazon has only seen its shares rise in the pandemic, as home orders and lockdowns have prompted consumers to shop en masse instead of brick and mortar stores

Amazon has only seen its shares rise in the pandemic, as home orders and lockdowns have prompted consumers to shop en masse instead of brick and mortar stores

Amazon has only seen its shares rise in the pandemic, as home orders and lockdowns have prompted consumers to shop en masse instead of brick and mortar stores

This year alone, Bezos made his fortune in $ 56.7 billion.

Amazon has not commented on the founder’s wealth.

This week, after complaints about ending the pandemic payout, Amazon said it will spend approximately $ 500 million to give one-time $ 500 bonuses to most frontline workers.

Amazon has only seen its shares rise in the pandemic, as home orders and lockdowns have prompted consumers to shop en masse instead of brick and mortar.

Bezos owns 11 percent of the Amazon shares, which make up a large portion of his fortune.

Other tech CEOs even saw their prosperity grow during the pandemic that led millions to file for unemployment. In the week ending June 20, 1.48 million people claimed unemployment, down 1.54 million from the previous week.

The wealthiest man in the world, Bezos saw his fortune soar, even after relinquishing a quarter of his stake in Amazon last year as part of his divorce deal with ex-wife Mackenzie Bezos.  She has now become the second richest woman in the world with a net worth of $ 56.9 billion

The wealthiest man in the world, Bezos saw his fortune soar, even after relinquishing a quarter of his stake in Amazon last year as part of his divorce deal with ex-wife Mackenzie Bezos.  She has now become the second richest woman in the world with a net worth of $ 56.9 billion

The wealthiest man in the world, Bezos saw his fortune soar, even after relinquishing a quarter of his stake in Amazon last year as part of his divorce deal with ex-wife Mackenzie Bezos. She has now become the second richest woman in the world with a net worth of $ 56.9 billion

Labor Department said the state's new claims for unemployment benefits totaled 1.48 million for the week ending June 20

Labor Department said the state's new claims for unemployment benefits totaled 1.48 million for the week ending June 20

Labor Department said the state’s new claims for unemployment benefits totaled 1.48 million for the week ending June 20

Visited a photo with girlfriend Lauren Sanchez in February 2020

Visited a photo with girlfriend Lauren Sanchez in February 2020

Visited a photo with girlfriend Lauren Sanchez in February 2020

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has added $ 25.8 billion to his fortune since January 1.

Zoom Video Communications Inc founder Eric Yuan saw his net worth quadruple to $ 131.1 billion.

Mackenzie Bezos acquired a four percent takeover in Amazon after the divorce. She has a net worth of $ 56.9 billion and climbed to number 12 in Bloomberg’s list of the richest people.

She is now the second richest woman in the world, behind L’Oreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers.

The aggregate net worth of the world’s 500 richest people is now $ 5.93 trillion, compared to $ 5.91 trillion at the beginning of the year, according to Bloomberg

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