Jeff Bezos’ wealth soars to $171.6 billion, crosses pre-divorce record

Jeff Bezos' wealth soars to $171.6 billion, crosses pre-divorce record

World’s richest person Jeff Bezos’ net worth has surpassed its previous peak, even after he gave up a quarter of his Amazon stake as part of a divorce settlement last year, according to Bloomberg.

Shares of the Seattle-based retailer surged 4.4% to a record $2,878.70 Wednesday, boosting the founder’s world-leading fortune to $171.6 billion. That tops his previous high of $167.7 billion, set on Sept. 4, 2018, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

The company declined to comment on its founder’s wealth.

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