Jeff Bezos is reportedly on his way to becoming the world’s first ever trillionaire.
Jeff Bezos’ personal fortune keeps growing at its current rate, despite an economy-crushing global pandemic and the $38 billion he lost in his divorce to his ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos, he could be the first trillionaire by 2026 at the age of 62.
According to an analysis from the software-review site Comparisun, Bezos’ wealth has been increasing at an average yearly rate of 34% over the past five years.
Comparisun looked at 25 of the richest people and found that only 11 had a realistic shot at becoming trillionaires during their lifetimes. And as they see it, Bezos will likely get there first, but there’s someone else we should have our eye on and that person is Mark Zuckerberg.
The Facebook CEO could be the youngest trillionaire, with his current growth rate on pace to make him a trillionaire by 2036. He will be 51 years old.
Comparisun used Forbes’ billionaire list to determine Bezos’ personal wealth, using data from September, meaning its analysis doesn’t account for the gains Bezos has seen through Amazon’s success during the coronavirus pandemic.
Amazon’s stock has skyrocketed as more people turn to online shopping while cooped up at home.Bezos is currently worth about $138 billion and has seen his fortune grow by $28.3 billion in 2020, according to Bloomberg.