America’s 56 year old business mogul, and world richest man, Jeff Bezos, expanded his wealth by $13billion in just one day.
On Monday, he broke the record by having the largest single-day jump since they created Bloomberg Billionaires index in 2012.
Also, Amazon.com Inc shares swelled up 7.9%, the most since December 2018. This is as a result of the increase in internet shopping and is now up 73% this year.
Despite the US entered their worst economic downturn as a result of the pandemic, the Amazon.com founder still saw his fortune rise. It rose from $74 billion to $189.3 billion.
Other technology titans also enjoyed the increase of lockdown as people were forced to stay at home. This helped in the boost of online shopping and sales.
His ex-wife, Mackenzie Bezos, also gained a very good sum of $4.6 billion on Monday. Now, she is considered the 13th-richest person and almost the richest woman in the world.
Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, also added up almost $15 billion making him the second with $98 billion. Bernard Arnault and Family in France made number three with $76 billion worth. While Warren Buffet and Larry Ellison are number four and five on the list respectively.
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