The 59-year-old is now richer than the second richest person in the world by $90 Billion as of Wednesday afternoon after his stocks skyrocketed his wealth to $204.6 Billion.
Microsoft founder and philanthropist, Bill Gates who is the second richest person in the world is worth around $116.1 Billion as of Wednesday, August 26.
The Coronavirus pandemic has accounted heavily for the continuous upward surge of Amazon stocks due to alterations in consumer habits. Bezos’ net worth was around $115 Billion as, on January 1, 2020, before the virus became a global crisis.
Aside from Amazon, Jeff Bezos also owns the media organization, the Washington Post, and an aerospace company known as Blue Origin as well as some investments in real estate lately among several other investments that have all accounted for his wealth.