Amazon shares closed at a record level of $ 3,057.04 today. Up 5.77% from Friday’s close. It is the first time that the action has crossed the $ 3,000 mark. The company’s market capitalization exceeded $ 1.5 trillion for the first time. The only two companies with larger market capitalizations are their technology rivals Apple and Microsoft, which each have a market capitalization of $ 1.6 trillion. Today, Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook are now worth $ 6.4 trillion. Really breathtaking figures. But do you know what could be the most amazing number of all? Jeff Bezos’ net worth. As the owner of around 58 million Amazon shares, no one feels today’s peaks more than Jeffrey Preston Bezos.
As we just mentioned, Jeff owns 58 million Amazon shares, or about 12% of the company’s total shares outstanding. When you multiply $ 58 million by $ 3,057.04, you get $ 177 billion. When combined with his other assets, such as an early $ 1 billion stake in Google and about $ 400 million in real estate, you arrive at Jeff’s current equity:
$ 182 billion
It is almost difficult to probe even. This is especially unfathomable when you realize that exactly five years ago, Jeff was “only” worth $ 50 billion. Here is a graph of Amazon’s stock price over the past 5 years showing a run from $ 443 on July 10, 2015 to over $ 3,000 today:
Is Jeff Bezos the richest person of all time?
No. When you factor in inflation, Jeff Bezos is not yet the richest person in history. But it just went from # 12 to # 11 and is only $ 3 billion to take the # 10 spot from Cornelius Vanderbilt (Anderson’s great great great grandfather) Cooper).
Jeff needs a few hundred billion more to outdo people like John D. Rockefeller ($ 340 billion), Andrew Carnegie ($ 310 billion) and Mansa Musa I ($ 400 billion).
What if he never divorced?
At its peak, Jeff owned 80 million shares of Amazon. Before he and his ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos announced their divorce, Jeff’s net worth was $ 150 billion. Their terms of settlement, concluded in April 2019, provided that Jeff would give 19.7 million shares to MacKenzie. The value of these shares at the time of the transfer was $ 36 billion. So immediately after their settlement, Jeff’s net worth was reduced from $ 150 billion to $ 114 billion. MacKenzie instantly became one of the richest women in the world.
As you can see from the stock price chart above, Amazon stocks have continued to climb for the rest of 2019 and for 2020 so far. As a result, Jeff is now worth $ 182 billion.
MacKenzie’s stake has grown from $ 36 billion to an all-time high of $ 60 billion.
So if they had never divorced, today Jeff Bezos would be sitting on a net worth of:
$ 242 billion
Now, it really is an unimaginable number. This amount would have placed Jeff in the top 5 richest people of all time.
MacKenzie, for his part, quickly rose through the ranks of the richest women in the world AND the richest people in the world. She is not yet the richest woman in the world. L’Oréal’s heiress, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, whose net worth of $ 66 billion still holds first place. MacKenzie is at a striking distance from being one of the 10 richest people in the world. She is likely to overtake Michael Bloomberg and Larry Ellison in the coming days.