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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos crosses wealth milestone, is now worth over $200 billion

Victor Barreiro Jr.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos crosses wealth milestone, is now worth over $200 billion

JEFF BEZOS. CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos (R) gestures during the Amazon's annual Smbhav event in New Delhi on January 15, 2020. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP

Bezos is now the sole person to have a net worth of over $200 billion

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos has been the richest person on Earth for a while, but his fortunes recently rose to new heights.

On Wednesday, August 26 (August 27, Manila time), Forbes reported Bezos broke through the $200 billion barrier, making him the sole person to have that much wealth, as well as one of a handful of billionaires with a net worth more than $100 billion.

The information was based off of data at the time from the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The index lists the total net worth of billionaires in various sectors.

The 4 with the highest net worth – all over $100 billion – are in the tech sector.

Aside from Bezos, Microsoft’s Bill Gates ($125 billion), Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg ($111 billion), and Tesla’s Elon Musk ($105 billion) round out the centibillionaire roster.

In fifth place is Bernard Arnault, the chair and CEO of LVMH, which comprises around 70 brands including Louis Vuitton, Hennessy, and Sephora. His net worth as of August 28? Some $86.2 billion – Rappler.com

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Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.