Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, already the world’s wealthiest person, has become even richer.
Shares of his Amazon.com Inc. soared 12% to $2,100 in extended trading on January 30, after the Seattle-based retailer reported 4th-quarter results, putting Amazon back in the $1 trillion market capitalization club.
The 56-year-old Amazon CEO added $13.2 billion to his fortune in about 15 minutes. At the current price, his net worth would be about $129.5 billion.
Bezos owns approximately 12% of Amazon’s outstanding stock, making up the bulk of his fortune.
Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos, 49, owns 4 percent of Amazon following their divorce so she also had reason to celebrate. Her net worth is around $37.1 billion and she is the 24th richest person in the world.
Amazon also forecasts operating income of up to $4.2 billion in the current quarter, down from $4.4 billion the year prior. Amazon now has more than 150 million paid members in its loyalty club Prime, a 50 percent increase from its last disclosure in April 2018.
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