With a combined net worth of $187 billion, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is the wealthiest man on the planet.
Bezos owns about 11 percent of Amazon, according to a November 2020 SEC filing. He owned 16% of the world’s largest online retailer until a 4% stake was transferred after the couple’s divorce to MacKenzie Bezos in 2019.
During the year, the net worth of Bezos increased by $72.4 billion, aided by the boost provided to markets by unparalleled stimulus measures by governments and central bankers.
Amazon is one of four firms that have hit $1 trillion in valuations. Microsoft, Apple, and Google are the others.