#3 Jeff Bezos
net value : 153 billion dollars (140 billion euros)
source : Amazon
age : 59 years old
Place of residence : Medina, Washington
Jeff Bezos He stepped down as CEO of e-commerce giant Amazon in July 2021, but remains its chairman. In the same month, he launched into space on a rocket built by the private company Blue Origin, which he founded and financed with billions of dollars. between 1any June and 1any July 2023, his fortune increased by about $10 billion (€9 billion).
Jeff Bezos He founded online retailer Amazon.com in his Seattle garage in 1994, after quitting his New York job with hedge fund DE Shaw. Amazon started as an online bookseller at a time when few people were buying products online. The company has grown to dominate cloud storage and branched out into producing movies and series to power Amazon Prime Video.
In July 2017, Mr. Bezos He surpassed Bill Gates to become the richest person in the world. Mr. Bezos was the richest person in the world on the Forbes list of world billionaires from 2018 to 2021; He rose to second place in the list of billionaires for the year 2022, then rose to fourth place, and then fell to third place on January 25, 2023, when the fortunes of Indian Gautam Adani (formerly the third richest person) plummeted.
in 2019, Jeff Bezos divorcing his wife, Mackenzie Scott; As part of the agreement, I received 4% of the shares From Amazon And he keeps 12%. He has since sold more of his stake and owns just under 10% of the company. Since Amazon’s initial public offering in 1997, it has sold more than $27 billion (€24 billion) in stock, according to Forbes calculations. Through Bezos’ missions, he has invested in a range of companies, including Airbnb and software company Workday.
Translated article from Forbes US – Author: Forbes Wealth Team
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