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The status of the richest man in the world reached $172 billion

The state's richest man in the world - CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos jumped to a new historic record in 171,6 billion dollars, says the Agency Bloomberg with reference to expect them the rating Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI).

Thus, as writes Bloomberg, was updated the previous record achieved on 4 September 2018 - then wealth Bezos consisted of 167.7 billion dollars.

The Agency notes that the new record was made possible due to the jump in the value of shares in Amazon - the results of environment she grew 4.4% to a record 2878,7 dollar apiece.

For the first half of the welfare Bezos rose to 56.7 billion dollars, and this situation, according to the Agency, "highlights the growing gap in the well-being of people in the United States during the worst economic downturn since the great depression".

In may, consulting company for small businesses Comparisun published its forecast that Bezos has all chances to become the first, whose fortune exceeds one trillion dollars, in 2026. According to Forbes magazine, published in early April, Bezos third consecutive year, remains the richest man in the world.