Jeff’s fortune Bezos has reached an all-time high this year, even after he gave up a quarter of his stake in Amazon.com Inc. as part of a deal for his divorce last year. With this percentage, his ex-wife Mackenzie Bezos pass becomes the second richest woman in the world.
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Shares of the Seattle-based retailer surged 4.4% to a record $ 2,878.70 on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, bringing the founder’s fortune to $ 171.6 billion, the largest in the world . This comes on top of its previous record of $ 167.7 billion, set on September 4, 2018, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index…
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Mackenzie Bezos, who acquired a 4% stake in Amazon after the couple split, has a net worth of $ 56.9 billion and rose to 12th in the Bloomberg rankings. She recently beat Alice Walton and Julia Flesher Koch to become the second richest woman in the world, and is only followed by L’Oréal heiress, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers.
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Not all billionaires have been rewarded this year like Jeff Bezos. Spanish Amancio Ortega, the titan of fast fashion brand Zara, lost $ 19.2 billion, the highest amount of any in the Bloomberg Index. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. President Warren Buffett lost $ 19 billion and French luxury magnate Bernard Arnault lost $ 17.6 billion.
Source : Ndtv