Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ fortune has grown by $ 10.6 billion over the past week. informs Forbes – almost as soon as Bezos left the post of CEO of the company.
By data According to the Forbes Real-Time rating, Bezos’s fortune is estimated at $ 212.4 billion – he is in the first place in the list of the richest people in the world.
According to the publication, Amazon shares rose 5.9% over the week and broke the record.
Jeff Bezos stepped down as CEO on June 5.
“We chose this date because it is dear to me – this is the day on which in 1994, exactly 27 years ago, Amazon was founded,” – said in a statement Bezos.
Bezos served as Amazon CEO for 27 years, since the company was founded on July 5, 1994. He is now executive chairman of the Amazon board of directors.
The intention of Bezos to leave the post of CEO became known in February, and in May he announced that he would leave the post on July 5. After leaving office, he remained the chairman of the board of the company and continues to own more than 10% of its shares.