The richest man in the world just got richer in a day. His fortune increased by $13 billion due to the growth of shares.
The richest man on the planet, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos became even richer вЂ” in one day, on July 21, he earned a record $13 billion, writes Bloomberg.
The billionaire's fortune increased significantly on the back of a 7.9% increase in his company's shares, to $3196.84 per share. This is the largest increase in the company's shares since 2018.
Since the beginning of 2020, Amazon's stock has grown 73%, and Bezos ' fortune has increased by $74 billion. Jeff Bezos owns 11.1 % of the company's shares.
To date, Bezos ' fortune is $189 billion. For comparison, the market value of one of the largest oil companies in the world, the American Exxon Mobil, is 179.7 billion dollars, and Nike and McDonald's -148.7 and 142.5 billion, respectively.
The second place in the ranking is occupied by the richest man in Europe, Bernard Arnault with 113.8 billion dollars, and the third вЂ” Bill Gates, who have 113.4 billion.