Amazon is worth $1.65 trillion which is about 7% away from passing Saudi Aramco to become the second most valuable company in the world. Apple is first with a $2 trillion valuation.
If Amazon shares reach $3387 up from about $3303 at yesterdays close then Bezos will hit $200 billion.
Bezos’ x-wife is worth $63.7 billion and is the 13th richest person in the world.
Elon Musk is the fourth richest person in the world and is worth $90 billion. Over one year, Elon has moved up from about 40th richest. Tesla will likely double again over the next year or two. Musk and Bezos will battle for the richest man in the world title. They will be around the inflation-adjusted level of John D Rockefeller. Rockefeller was worth about $300-400 billion in inflation-adjusted terms.
They will be historically among the richest ever.
Henry Ford was worth an inflation-adjusted $188-199 billion. This made him the fifth richest in the modern period (after 1500). Bezos is passing Ford.
SOURCES- Bloomberg Billionaire index, wikipedia
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com
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