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Jeff Bezos' fortune just surpassed $171 billion. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.4 trillion company and became the world's richest man. (AMZN)

Credit: Business Insider- Published on July 2, 2020
· Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' net worth just reached a new high of $171.6 billion.
· Bezos founded Amazon in 1995. The company has since grown to one of the most valuable, powerful companies on the planet.
· Bezos has gone from a New York hedge-funder to the richest man in the world, but in the process, he's weathered a...
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Published on July 2, 2020 -  00:31
Bezos Richer Than Ever
The economy is in a depression. However, Jeff Bezos' net worth has increased. CNN reports that he's now worth nearly $172 billion, a new record for the world's richest person. This week, Bezos beat his previous wealth record that he reached prior to his divorce from his ex-wife MacKenzie. Much of Bezos' wealth is tied to Amazon. He owns roughly 57 million shares, or 12% of the company. And its stock has soared 56% year to date.

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