We’ve got bad news if you’ve ever wondered how Jeff Bezos’ net worth compares to yours: He makes more than you — a lot more.
Even crazier? Jeff Bezos’ net worth is more than other ultra-rich people like Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg.
The Amazon founder was just named as the richest person of all time, according to the Bloomberg billionaire tracker, with a net worth of over $105.1 billion dollars. Much of that wealth is from his 78.9 million shares of Amazon stock — a stock that keeps climbing thanks to a year-long price surge that increased the company’s value by almost 57 percent.
Not bad for a man who started Amazon.com in 1994 and was still headquartered in a one-room office in 1999.
1999: Jeff Bezos sitting at his desk at “Amazon HQ.”— Yoni (@OriginalYoni) January 4, 2018
2018: Amazon has over 500,000 employees and has a market value of $571 billion, while Bezos now ranks number one on the Bloomberg index of richest people on earth, surpassing the $100 billion mark. pic.twitter.com/0tEYCWFWmC
Don’t feel too bad for Bill Gates’s net worth, though: He would still be number one if it wasn’t for all the money he’s given away to charity via the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
It looks like Jeff Bezos’ net worth will only continue to grow, too: Money magazine says that Amazon will permeate every part of our lives by 2028 with services that include prescription medication, a smarter Smart TV, a new cryptocurrency to rival bitcoin — and even Amazon-branded cities.