- Jeff Bezos' fortune surged up as he added a record-breaking $13 billion to his wealth in a single day on Monday, July 20
- Mackenzie Bezos, his ex-wife, also had her wealth grow greatly by $4.6 billion, making her the 13th richest person in the world
- The growth also saw Amazon's shares increase to $7.9 billion, the highest the company ever experienced since 2018
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The world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, has added a whopping $13 billion to his fortune on Monday, July 20, the largest wealth growth for an individual since Bloomberg Billionaires Index was created in 2012.
On the same day, Amazon’s shares jumped to 7.9%, the most it has been since December 2018, Bloomberg reports.
It should be noted that Bezos, the founder of Amazon, has had his fortune greatly increase from $74 billion in 2020 to $189.3 billion, despite the US economy being hit hard due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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His ex-wife, Mackenzie Bezos, also gained a very good sum of $4.6 billion on Monday, July 20, and is now considered the 13tth-richest person in the world.
Bezos' single-day profit is almost half of Nigeria's 2020 budget which Reuters put at N10.51 trillion ($29.19 billion).
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported on the list of world's richest people released by Forbes, Amazon's boss topped led all with his $113 billion net worth.
Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, made the second cut with $98 billion. Bernard Arnault and Family in France made number three with $76 billion worth. Warren Buffet and Larry Ellison are number four and five on the list respectively.
Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote, rather made 162nd position out of 2,095 billionaires in the world with $8.3 billion. Mike Adenuga and Abudlsamad Rabiu made 286th and 712th positions with $5.6 billion and $2.9 billion respectively.
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Also, out of the 607 billionaires in America, only five are black people. That somewhat shows that it is especially difficult becoming a wealthy person if you are one of the minorities.
It was gathered that the median white family was richer than its black mate in 2016 by $152,000. Despite the fact the white family was able to increase their wealth by over $50,000, that of the black was stagnant.
In other news, the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, is one of the richest religious monarchs in the world. He was once reportedly worth $40 billion.
Some of his lavish lifestyles include reportedly racing Ferraris at midnight through Brunei’s capital, building a 1,788 room palace, and spending as much as $20,000 to get a haircut.
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