Jeff Bezos Sets Record for World’s Richest Man Reaching $211 Billion in Worth

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos sets the record for the wealthiest person ever recorded.

According to the Daily Mail, Jeff Bezos set the record for the most wealth held by an individual:

Amazon chairman Jeff Bezos, already the world’s wealthiest man, has set a new record for personal net worth by topping $211 billion.

Bezos, 57, gained $8.4 billion in net worth on Tuesday alone, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as Amazon stock soared 4.7 percent on the Pentagon’s announcement that it is canceling the $10 billion JEDI contract with Microsoft.

It vaulted Bezos above the previous record of $210 billion, held briefly in January by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has seen his fortunes decline and now holds a mere $181 billion, putting him in distance second after Bezos.

According to the Star US:

The businessman’s net worth soared by more than $8.4billion on Tuesday, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index.

Amazon stocks soared by 4.7 percent on Tuesday, according to reports.

Bezos’ net worth now stands at $211billion and Amazon’s share price has increased by 15 percent since the start of the year.

The e-commerce pioneer, 57, has shattered records for wealth since the Index started ranking billionaires’ net worth in 2012.

Here’s the top 10 list from Bloomberg:

The amount of net worth for these individuals is staggering and it just keeps growing.

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