Jeff Bezos on track to become the first trillionaire


If Jeff Bezos' personal fortune keeps growing at its current rate, he could become 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 per cent over the past five years, according to Comparisun, and that's despite him turning over Amazon shares worth an estimated $38 billion to his ex-wife, MacKenzie Bezos, as part of their recent divorce settlement. Comparisun used Forbes' billionaire list to determine Bezos' personal wealth, but it pulled data from September, meaning its analysis doesn't account for the gains Bezos has seen during the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused Amazon's stock to skyrocket as more people turn to online shopping.