As the demand for online shopping continues to skyrocket in these times that the world has been hit by a coronavirus, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has on Wednesday broken the wealth barrier as shares of his online shopping behemoth continued to surge.
Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man is now also the world’s first $200 billionaire.
This outstanding breakthrough of his occurred when shares of his Seattle company soared over $3,404 a share for the first time ever pushing Bezos’s net worth up $5 billion to a massive $202 billion.
Bezos, 56, is now $77.7 billion richer than Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who long held the title of world’s richest man but who now sits in the No. 2 spot with $124.3 billion. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sits in third place with a net worth of $114.7 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Despite a pandemic that has shuttered much of the economy and forced a record number of Americans to the unemployment line, Jeff Bezos’s wealth has continued to skyrocket pushing him further up the billionaire’s radar.