Amazon CEO's wealth equals 1% of US GDP

 


Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon billionaire is the richest person in the world and his fortune exceeded $ 200 billion according to Forbes and Bloomberg. On Wednesday, according to Forbes estimates, Bezos's fortune was $ 204.6 billion while Bloomberg said $ 202 billion.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates who is the second richest man in the world has a fortune of 116.1 billion dollars, or 88.5 billion dollars less sea Bezos.

The fortune that Gates totaled in 1999 of $ 100 billion today would be worth $ 158 billion.

Bezos's wealth equals 1% of US GDP which was $ 21.6 trillion in the first quarter of 2020.

Amazon recorded massive sales during the Covid-19 pandemic as many people turned to online shopping. The company is now valued at $ 1.7 trillion.

Most of Bezos's wealth comes from his stake in Amazon.