Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has never been richer, despite his divorce and the global economic downturn in 2020, reports The Hill.
His net worth is now estimated at $ 171,6 billion, meaning that it could theoretically buy all Bitcoin outstanding (18,420,625 BTC).
The market capitalization of the world’s largest cryptocurrency is $ 170.7 billion.
Bezos leaves Gates far behind
One year ago, Bezos’ fortune fell by $ 39 billion after his divorce from his ex-wife, Mackenzie Bezos.
As early as October, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates briefly took back first place after Amazon shares fell seven percent.
There is now a $ 59 billion difference between Bezos and Gates (Gates’ fortune is currently estimated at $ 112 billion).
Amazon reportedly set a new record in mid-April after physical stores had to close.
The protesters teach Bezos a lesson in French history
Not everyone is in a hurry to congratulate the ultra-rich CEO. On June 1, violent protesters placed a guillotine outside Bezos’ home in Washington to draw attention to wealth inequality.
Despite the severe crisis, the cumulative wealth of the 500 richest people on the planet has swelled to $ 5.93 trillion.