The CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos has broken historical records by becoming the wealthiest person alive according to reports from the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Bezos is recorded to own a fortune of US$171.6 billion which surpasses his previous record of $167.7 billion in 2018.
The 56 year old American internet entrepreneur has gained about $56.7 billion in this year. A great amount of his wealth comes from Amazon, with the CEO owning roughly 57 million shares of the company.
Despite the global outbreak of COVID-19, Amazon has flourished in business in the recent months, due to the growing demand for online shopping.