Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos listed his name as the first richest person in the world to have a wealth of over US $ 200 billion or the equivalent of Rp.2920 trillion.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaries Index, at the close of trading on the stock market Wednesday (26/8/2020), Jeff Bezos’ assets jumped above US $ 202 billion. Now Jeff Bezos’ wealth is more than US $ 78 billion from Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who is the second richest person in the world.
Jeff Bezos’ main source of wealth is Amazon. It owns 11% of Amazon’s shares. Jeff Bezos became the richest person in the world in 2017, as reported by CNBC International, Thursday (27/8/2020).
Amazon shares hit record highs in April on the back of unprecedented demand from consumers as a result of the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus. People are massively turning to online shopping.
To date, Amazon shares have provided investors with a gain of 86% throughout 2020. At the close of trading yesterday, Amazon’s stock market capitalization had touched US $ 1.7 trillion and became the second most valuable company in the US after Apple.
It’s likely Jeff Bezos’ net worth will hit the $ 200 billion milestone sooner if he doesn’t divorce and hand over a quarter of his Amazon stake to MacKenzie Scottt.
MacKenzie Scott himself became the 13th richest person after receiving 4% stake in Amazon or the equivalent of US $ 37 billion. At the close of trading yesterday, MacKinzie’s assets had reached US $ 66 billion.