The Strategist

Wealth of the world's richest man hits a new record

07/02/2020 - 09:03

The wealth of the richest man in the world - Head of Amazon Jeff Bezos - jumped to a new historical record of $ 171.6 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI) rating.

JD Lasica
JD Lasica
Thus, the previous record, achieved on September 4, 2018, was updated - then the wealth of Bezos totaled $ 167.7 billion.

The agency notes that a new record was made possible thanks to a jump in the value of Amazon shares - according to the results of Wednesday, it grew by 4.4%, to a record $ 2,878.7 apiece.

Over the first half of the year, Bezos’s wealth grew by $ 56.7 billion, and this situation, the agency writes, “underlines the growing gap in the welfare of people in the United States during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.”

In May, Comparisun, a small business consulting company, published its forecast that Bezos had every chance of becoming the first whose fortune will exceed one trillion dollars by 2026. According to Forbes magazine, published in early April, Bezos remains the richest man in the world for the third year in a row.