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How Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO gained $13 billion in just one day

by Ayodeji Onibalusi
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Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos has added $13 billion to his net worth on Monday, marking the biggest single-day jump an individual has ever recorded since the Bloomberg Billionaires Index was created in 2012.

OYOGist.com has gathered that the net worth of the centi-billionaire following this single-day gain is now a whopping $189.3 billion, even in the face of dwindling US economy.

On Monday, the shares of Amazon.com Inc surged 7.9%, recording its highest gain since December 2018.

Jeff Bezos net worth is derived from shares he holds in his e-commerce giant, Amazon.com. Shares of Amazon have continued to surge during the COVID-19 pandemic as people are locked in doors.

Jeff Bezos has seen his fortune increase by $74 billion in 2020 alone, helping bring his net worth to $189.3 billion.

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According to Bloomberg Business, Jeff Bezos is now worth more than the market valuation of major companies including Exxon Mobil Corp, Nike Inc. and McDonald’s Corp.

Jeff Bezos isn’t the only one to gain massive fortunes on Monday as his ex-wife Mackenzie Bezos also recorded a $.6 billion gain, making her the 13th richest person in the world.

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