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Jeff Bezos, the World’s Richest Man, Is Now Even Richer With a Massive Net Worth of $200 Billion

$200,000,000,000. (Count the zeros slowly).
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Just when you thought he couldn’t get richer, he did. Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of e-commerce juggernaut Amazon, just saw his massive wealth skyrocket—again—after Amazon shares skyrocketed.

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A new global high, Jeff Bezos’ estimated net worth is now at $200 billion, according to the latest data from the real-time Bloomberg Billionaires index.

To put that into perspective, his wealth is greater than the gross domestic products of around 150 countries.

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This is the second time his immense net worth made headlines in just seven days. On August 20, Bezos’ net worth was estimated to be $198 billion, which broke records over at Forbes as this was the biggest fortune ever recorded by the magazine in its 40 years tracking the world’s billionaires.

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While some businesses are shutting down, Amazon has only gotten bigger as the economy shifts to e-commerce in this time of COVID-19. Bezos isn’t the only tech billionaire whose fortune has soared. Bill Gates, March Zuckerberg, and Elon Musk have all seen their wealth increase by the billions within the last year.

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In fact, tech billionaires occupy the top four positions in the Bloomberg Billionaire’s index. But although Gates ($125 billion), Zuckerberg ($111 billion), and Musk’s ($105 billion) fortunes exceed $100 billion, they’re still far from reaching the wealth of Bezos who boasts double the wealth of Musk.

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