The ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus continues to rattle economies around the world-people are being laid off from their jobs, fired, or facing wage cuts; several industries are suffering huge losses during the shutdown. However, the richest man in the world has still managed to increase his wealth and is now reportedly on his way to becoming a trillionaire. We talk about Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.
Jeff Bezos becomes the world’s first trillionaire?
Jeff Bezos has reportedly been receiving the same “modest” annual salary of $81,840 (much less than most American representatives) for the past two decades. However, most of his wealth comes from his Amazon shares.
There has been an increase in online shopping as people rely more on e-commerce platforms during the Covid 19 shutdown. Add to that increased subscriptions to its OTT platform Amazon Prime Video Amazon seems to be making big profits during this crisis. And so is Jeff Bezos, whose fortune has reportedly grown by more than $28.3 billion this year. But the question is – exactly how much is his fortune?
According to Forbes, Jeff Bezos’ current net worth is an astounding $143.9 billion.
How much does Jeff Bezos make in a minute
According to a report published by Business Insider in 2019, Bezos estimates he makes $2.489 per second and $149.353 per minute of the day.
Earlier this year in January, Bezos reportedly added $13.2 billion to his net worth in 15 minutes.
In addition to Bezos, Comparisun also compares the details of other billionaires – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to become a trillionaire by 2036 and Mukesh Ambani is expected to join the coveted trillion-dollar club by 2033.