Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who is also the world's richest man, just added £10bn ($13bn) to his fortune in a single day. With this, Bezos is now estimated to be worth $189.3bn (£148bn).
Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, added £10bn to his fortune in just one day https://t.co/AP9rZxa2lm— The Guardian (@guardian) July 21, 2020
Even as the U.S. entered its worst economic downfall since the Great Depression in 2020, Bezos' fortune increased from $74 billion to a whopping $189.3 billion. Unbelievable!
One of the major reasons his company, Amazon, has reaped benefits is due to the coronavirus lockdown. For obvious reasons, people are increasingly buying online and avoiding shops.
Twitter users had a few things to say about this piece of information.
Let's face it, he got it right with Amazon.— Zaddy Radio (@ZaddyRadio) July 22, 2020
I helped over lockdown 😁— SJLAWTON (@Sjlawton74) July 22, 2020
That is nice for him— GaryMcCutcheon (@MacMc09444548) July 21, 2020
Feel free to invest £1million with me.— Ian Hodges (@IanHodges69) July 22, 2020
Nice one Jeff 👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽😊😊😊— tumype (@OkpayeM) July 22, 2020
Wow! That’s unreal!— Nigel Ivy (@nigelivy) July 21, 2020
Guess what, now his personal wealth reportedly exceeds the value of huge multinational companies like Exxon Mobil Corp., Nike Inc. and McDonald’s Corp and is roughly on par with the GDP of Iraq.
It's 2020, anything is possible.