With his net worth crossing 150 billion dollars mark, Chief Executive Officer of Amazon Jeff Bezos has become the richest man of modern history. This was the result of the Amazon Prime day sale, after which the Amazon stock prices witnessed a huge profit. Amazon Prime day was a sale of 36-hour-period offer, during which customers were given a huge discount on various products.
According to a report of Bloomberg, Amazon stock prices surged after the Amazon Prime day sale and the company’s CEO Jeff Bezos net worth crossed the $150 Billion mark. As a result, Jeff Bezos now has a net worth of $55 billion more than the second richest person Bill Gates. The owner of Microsoft, Bill gates presently has a net worth of $95.5 billion.
Shares of the company Amazon had climbed to a record $1,841.95 earlier on Monday, closing up 0.5% at $1,822.49. Bezos’s stay above $150 billion may be short-lived, reported Bloomberg. This makes Jeff Bezos richer than anyone else since at least 1982, when Forbes published its inaugural wealth ranking. The stock of Amazon company has soared more than 55% this year, which has added more than $50 billion to Bezos’ net worth in less than seven months.