Jeff Bezos’ fortune reached $211 billion thanks to the Pentagon’s decision


July 7, 2021, 04:00 GMT

The CEO’s ex-wife also benefited and increased his fortune by $2.9 billion.

Former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ net worth reached a record $211 billion on Tuesday, when his company’s shares rose 4.7% as a result. resolution The Pentagon cancels a millionaire’s contract with rival Microsoft, reach Bloomberg.

With stock prices soaring, Bezos’ fortune has grown by $8.4 billion.

The Ministry of Defense announced Tuesday IT contract cancellation For $10 billion awarded to Microsoft in 2019. That agreement was the subject of a legal battle between Amazon, the US government, and Microsoft. The e-commerce giant went to court, arguing that the tender was flawed and unfair from the Pentagon. Now, the Department of Defense can split the new contract between these two companies.

The rich get rich

Bezos leads the “ranking” of the richest people in the world, followed by the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, the French luxury goods magnate, Bernard Arn, with 180,000 and 168,500 million dollars, respectively.

Thanks to the increase in the value of Amazon shares, the fortune of Bezos’ ex-wife, Mackenzie ScottAt number 15 on the list of the richest people in the world, he also increased: an additional $2.9 billion, for a total of $64.9 billion.

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