- Jeff Bezos' net worth has soared to $171.6 billion (N66,307,956,000,000), topping pre-divorce record of $167.7 billion (N64,800,957,000,000)
- Bezos' shares surged 4.4% to a record of $2,878.70 on Wednesday, July 1
- Despite relinquishing a quarter of his stake in Amazon as part of a divorce settlement in 2019, Bezos has continued to maintain his position as the richest person in the world
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Billionaire businessman Jeff Bezos’ net worth has surpassed its previous peak. His shares surged 4.4% to a record of $2,878.70 (N1,112,358.47) on Wednesday, July 1.
According to Bloomberg, the development boosted Bezos' fortune to $171.6 billion (N66,307,956,000,000). That tops his previous high of $167.7 billion (N64,800,957,000,000), set on September 4, 2018.
Legit.ng recalls that Bezos relinquished a quarter of his stake in Amazon as part of a divorce settlement in 2019.
Amazon, however, declined to comment on its founder’s wealth.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously compiled a list of richest 10 richest persons of all time in which Bezos was number 9.
Number 10 on the list was Genghis Khan of the Mongolian Empire. He lived between 1162 and 1227. He was a military leader. He was said to be generous with his wealth.
In other news, the United States has announced plans to sponsor Nigerians that can come up with a programme aimed at improving the lives of youths in the south-south geopolitical zone.
The disclosure was made by the US embassy in Nigeria, which said interested individuals should submit a proposal detailing how they would organise the programme.
The embassy wrote on its official Facebook page: "Consulate General Lagos Public Affairs Section announces a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from organizations interested in applying for funding to implement a youth-oriented program focused on the South-South region of Nigeria.
"Organizations should submit a proposal detailing how they would organize a program involving youth or youth leaders in the region.
"Overall, the intent must be to promote peace and reconciliation by involving youth in capacity-building training that they can then share with other youth in their communities.
"The deadline for the receipt of applications for funding is July 30, 2020. All applications will be reviewed by the Consulate Grants Committee. Final determinations will be issued by August 30, 2020."
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