A SURGE in Amazon purchases during the coronavirus pandemic has boosted the e-commerce company’s CEO Jeff Bezos’s net worth by $13 billion in one day, making the world’s richest man even richer.
Bezos, 56, on Monday enjoyed the biggest single-day increase in net worth of anyone in history on Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index.
He is worth $189.3 billion now, and more valuable than huge corporations including Nike, McDonald’s and Exxon Mobile, according to Bloomberg.
Bezos’s net worth jumped thanks to a 7.9 percent spike in Amazon’s stock price.
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