The coronavirus continues to be very, very, VERY good to JEFF BEZOS. Amazon stock went up 2% yesterday afternoon, making Bezos the first person in the world to be worth $200 BILLION.
That's $90 billion more than the world's second-richest person, BILL GATES. That poor slob's only got $116 billion. According to Forbes, even if you adjust for inflation, Bezos' fortune is the largest EVER amassed.
And he'd be even RICHER if he hadn't given his ex-wife McKenzie 25% of his stake in Amazon during their divorce. That chunk is now worth $63 billion.
Amazon stock is up nearly 80% since the beginning of the year, thanks in large part to changing consumer habits during quarantine.
Amazon makes up about 90% of Jeff's fortune. He also owns the "Washington Post", the aerospace company Blue Origin, and other private investments. (Forbes)