The personal fortune of Jeff Bezos has risen above $200 billion (£152bn) to reach a new record high.
The Amazon founder’s wealth rose to $202bn, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, after shares in the online retail giant rose by more than 5 per cent since the start of the week.
Amazon’s stock has now risen by around 86 per cent since the start of the year, largely boosted by increased demand for online shopping during the coronavirus pandemic.
The world’s richest person is not the only tech tycoon to see their wealth skyrocket during the pandemic.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk have seen more than $110bn added to their combined wealth.
Counting Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer and Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin, US technology billionaires now