Jeff Bezos has officially being declared the wealthiest man of all time. Despite the pandemic that forced a lot of organizations to shut down and some people were laid off, Amazon’s CEO; Jeff Bezos still bloomed and in fact, is doing better than he was before his divorce.
Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenzie took 25 percent of his shares, which meant at the time her stake was worth more than $35 billion, according to Forbes.
However, Bezos remained the wealthiest person on the planet after the settlement and his wealth has continued to soar amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Comparisun, Bezos is on track to be the world’s first trillionaire by 2026.
The business software comparison site used data collected from the last five years of the Forbes Rich List to calculate the yearly wealth growth rate of the world’s richest billionaires.
Applying this annual growth rate over the coming years, the study concluded that Bezos could become the world’s first trillionaire in 2026 or sooner.
Bezos is reportedly worth $127billion, and the majority of his wealth his linked to Amazon which he owns about 12% of the company, which is 57 million shares. Amazon’s sales rose by 56% in just 6 months of the year.
Amazon gave out over $500 million dollars to frontline workers and even increased their worker’s pay despite the pandemic.