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2020-08-26 16:15
THE NAME OF THE FIRST PERSON IN HISTORY WITH A FORTUNE OF MORE THAN $ 200 BILLION IS KNOWN
The richest man in the world, the head of Amazon Jeff Bezos, became the first billionaire in history, whose fortune exceeded $ 200 billion. This was reported by Forbes magazine, citing its Forbes Real-Time rating, which tracks the fortunes of billionaires in real time.

At the same time, it is noted that currently the billionaire has not managed to stay in the mark, and on August 26, according to the rating, his fortune is estimated at $ 199.7 billion. However, even that assessment is a new record for Bezos. The index has been growing steadily since the beginning of July.

Thus, on July 2, the fortune of the billionaire renewed the previous record of September 4, 2018 and amounted to 172 billion dollars.

This situation is observed against the background of the continuing rise in the value of Amazon shares. As of August 25, it increased by 1.18% to $ 3346.49 per unit, and the company's capitalization increased to $ 1.68 trillion. According to the publication, Bezos owns 11.1% of the shares of Amazon, and he tops the ranking of Forbes since 2017.

Amazon is one of the largest online retailers in the world. In addition to the US, the company operates in Canada, China, Brazil, Japan and European countries. The Amazon.com online store opened in July 1995, RIA Novosti reported.