World’s richest man’s fortune reaches historic record

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The head of Amazon has set a new historic record thanks to his fortune estimated at nearly 172 billion dollars (152 billion euros) after a jump in the value of the shares of his company. It was thus enriched by 56.7 billion (49 billion euros).

The fortune of the richest man in the world, the founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos, has jumped to a new record of 172 billion dollars (152 billion euros), reports on July 1 the agency Bloomberg referring to its ranking Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI).

The previous record dated September 4, 2018, when Mr. Bezos’ fortune was estimated at 167.7 billion dollars (147 billion euros).

Bloomberg noted that the new record was made possible thanks to a jump in the value of Amazon shares, which rose 4.4% at the end of July 1 to reach 2,878.7 dollars (2,546 euros) each.

Over $ 50 billion in profit

According to the agency, his fortune increased $ 56.7 billion (49 billion euros) in the first half of 2020, which “underscored the widening gap in the well-being of people in the United States during the worst economic recession since the Great Depression ”

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