Bezos this week surpassed his earlier wealth record that he reached previous to his divorce from his ex-wife MacKenzie
. Last 12 months, the couple divorced after 25 years of marriage. She obtained 25% of the couple’s Amazon (AMZN)
inventory, which is roughly a 4% stake within the firm.
MacKenzie’s wealth additionally hit a record: She’s now value $57 billion, making her the 12th richest particular person on the planet. Her wealth skyrocketed 54% 12 months up to now, or a rise of almost $20 billion, in keeping with Bloomberg’s tallies.
Much of Bezos’ wealth is tied to Amazon. He owns roughly 57 million shares, or 12% of the company
. And its inventory has soared 56% 12 months up to now.
Amazon has benefited from a enormous enhance in on-line purchasing through the coronavirus pandemic, as brick-and-mortar shops both closed or faced long lines
as lockdowns overtook the US this 12 months.
Bezos’ firm, which has confronted criticism for worker security and pay, mentioned this week its giving out more than $500 million
as a “Thank You bonus” to frontline staff who have been with the corporate all through the month of June. That transfer comes after the corporate eradicated a $2 hourly wage bump and double extra time pay for frontline staff on the finish of May.
Amazon did not instantly reply for a remark concerning Bezos’ wealth.