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Interesting facts about the world's second richest man Jeff Bezos

Interesting facts about the world's second richest man Jeff Bezos
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Jeff Bezos, the CEO and founder of Amazon, is the second richest person on the earth today with a net worth of $182.2 billion Creating an empire of wealth from his e-commerce business, this amazing entrepreneur is one among those who turned their life from nothing to everything within a quick period. While luck has certainly favoured his phenomenal growth, Jeff Bezos has certainly put in his smart capabilities at work while climbing up the pinnacle of riches. Here are a few interesting facts about Jeff Bezos that will inspire anyone to succeed in life.

The extent of his riches

The real-time net worth of Amazon's founder is $182.2 billion. In 2021, Amazon made $280.5 billion in revenues, recording a net profit of $11.5 billion. When Bezos ended his twenty-five years of marriage and divorced his wife, he transferred a quarter of his Amazon stakes to his ex-wife. Even after shelling out a significant part of his riches in this deal, he still stood tall as the richest person on the earth, with the others lagging well behind to catch up with his figures. Jeff Bezos earns $2,489 per second. Bezos is 38% richer when compared with the British Monarchy.

Bezos also owns a rocket making company

Jeff Bezos has a flair for space travel. He has invested a considerable part of his wealth in developing space crafts. He owns the Blue Origin, the aerospace company that manufactures commercial rockets. Also, he owns The Washington Post too.

The billionaire entrepreneur is a philanthropist too

In 2020, Jeff Bezos volunteered to donate $100 million to Feed America, a non-profit organization that runs food banks and food pantries around the nation.

The Covid-19 pandemic did not thwart Amazon’s progress

Amazon continues to grow phenomenally fast even during the coronavirus pandemic, while many other businesses are struggling to meet the ends. During March and April 2020, Jeff Bezos said Amazon hired 175,000 employees to expand its workforce.

Jeff Bezos added a whopping $13 billion to his net worth in a single day

On Monday, July 20, 2020, Jeff Bezos saw his wealth jump up with an addition of $13 billion. After the Bloomberg Index was created in 2012, this was the largest single-day jump experienced by an individual’s wealth.

Jeff Bezos bought the most expensive property in LA

Bezos purchased the wealthiest property known as the Warner Estate from the media mogul David Geffen, in a deal worth $165 million. Spanning over a nine-acre land on the Beverly Hills, the paradise is a dream home for anyone aspiring for a lavish life. And Bezos procured such a massive property by spending only an eighth of a percent of his wealth. In yet another deal, Bezos spent $80 million to buy an apartment in New York.

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