Jeff Bezos added $13 billion to his net worth on Monday, his highest one day increase yet


Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon, added a record $US13 billion to his net worth on Monday, Bloomberg reported.

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Bezos’ is now worth $US189.3 billion. While the US economy has shrunk due to the coronavirus pandemic, the founder of the online shopping giant has gained $US74 billion this year.

His record is the highest anyone has earned in a single day since Bloomberg Billionaires Index was started in 2012.

Bezos founded Amazon in 1995 and the company has now grown to “one of the most valuable, powerful companies on the planet,” as Business Insider previously reported. Business Insider also reported that Bezos is on track to be the first trillionaire by 2026.

However, Bezos isn’t the only billionaire to see his wealth grow throughout the pandemic.

A new analysis by the Americans for Tax Fairness and the Institute for Policy Studies found that the more than 600 Americans billionaires had their wealth grow an average of $US42 billion during each week of the coronavirus pandemic between March 18 and July 16, for a total of over $US700 billion over the course of the pandemic.