Jeff Bezos, one of the richest people in the world, seems to close that gap this year, although he could not spend 2019 very well for himself. Bezos added another $ 13.5 billion to his fortune in just 15 minutes on Thursday.
If we ask who is the richest people in the world, many people will surely say Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon. According to Forbes, Jeff Bezos, who is now the richest person in the world, was one of the rare billionaires who did not succeed in adding wealth to his fortune in 2019.
Bezos seems to close this gap that it created last year in 2020. According to the news in Bloomberg, Bezos managed to add only 15 minutes of $ 13.5 billion ($ 80 billion) to his fortune on Thursday.
He added wealth to his fortune:
What suddenly boosted the Amazon CEO’s fortune was the increase in Amazon shares on Thursday. Amazon shares, which gained 12% value, reached up to $ 2,100 (12.5 thousand TL).
This increase in the shares of Amazon increased Jeff Bezos’ net fortune to $ 129 billion (771 billion lira) and consolidated his position above Bill Gates in terms of net fortune. Owners of Amazon and Microsoft were on the leadership seat in the list of the wealthiest people in the world last year.
Bezos, who does not get used to investment, is also the owner of the rocket firm Blue Origin and the Washington Post newspaper. Of course, these two companies continue to add wealth to Bezos’ wealth. Jeff Bezos also achieved the title of the richest person in modern history in July 2018. Amazon CEO had reached 150 billion dollars (897 billion liras) net worth.