- Amazon boss, Jeff Bezos, was reported to be close to becoming the world's first trillionaire soon, a claim closer inspections show to be untrue
- A look at the study revealed that with the way his wealth yearly grows, he could only be the world's first trillionaire in 2026
- Jeff started his online big company in 1995 when he opened a bookshop from his home garage and had a good initial success
The CEO and owner of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, may become the world's first trillionaire by 2026 and not any time soon as many media reports claim.
It should be noted that the only wealthy man close to Bezos’ mouth watery $143 billion (N54,070,800,000,000) net worth is Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, who is valued at about $102 billion (N39,394,440,000,000), 22 Words reports.
Born in New Mexico in 1964, the Amazon chief has always been passionate about computers and that influenced his decision to study computer science and electrical engineering at Princeton University.
Some years into school, he quit and started an online bookshop from his garage called Amazon in 1995. The initial success of the business was inspiring as it sold across 45 countries within the first 30 days.
Bezos' wealth has been increasing over the past five years at an average yearly growth of 34% despite losing around $38 billion to his ex-wife, MacKenzie Bezos.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Bezos seems to have picked interest in things to spend his money on aside space travel.
About two years ago, the Amazon CEO said that he would only be putting his wealth into space travel or nothing else.
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The Amazon boss and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, reportedly went hunting for houses in Bel Air and Beverly Hills as they considered a 40,000 square feet property at the cost of $225 million (N81,675,000,000). In 2019, he also got three condos in Manhattan for $80 million (N29,040,000,000).
In November 2019, Quartz also reports that the billionaire bought Hurting the Word Radio #2 by Ed Ruscha at Christie’s for $52.5 million (N19,057,500,000) and Vignette 19 by Kerry James Marshall at Sotheby’s for $18.5 million (N6,715,500,000).
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