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World's richest man earns $6.4B in a day


The richest man in the world, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, earned over $ 6 billion in a day due to record growth in stock prices, Forbes reported.

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According to the newspaper, on Tuesday at the close of trading, Amazon's stock price rose 5.3% to $ 2,238 per share. As a result, Forbes estimates that Bezos’s wealth increased to $ 138 billion.

The fortune of Mackenzie Bezos, the former wife of Jeff Bezos, also increased by $ 2.2 billion to $ 44.8 billion.

Earlier in April, Forbes magazine reported that Bezos again topped the list of the richest people in the world, for the third year in a row. Then the wealth of Bezos was estimated at $113 billion.

Amazon is one of the world's largest online retailers. In addition to the United States, the company operates in Canada, China, Brazil, Japan and European countries. The Amazon.com online store was launched in July 1995. As of the end of 2019, the company's staff amounted to 798 thousand people.

source: forbes.com