Jeff Bezos is the big winner from the Covid-19 crisis. As has been reported, on July 21, 2020, the Amazon boss made over $ 13 billion in one day. A godsend for his ex-wife, MacKenzie Bezos.

As the coronavirus crisis has largely impoverished populations, from the middle classes to the poorest, and that hundreds and hundreds of companies are forced to close their doors or to lay off en masse, Jeff Bezos , him, did never been so rich. The Amazon boss saw his personal fortune soar by $ 13 billion in a single day.

Jeff Bezos will likely remember July 20, 2020, the day he raised $ 13 billion in 24 hours, with Amazon stock jumping nearly 8% at the close of trading, their highest level since. December 2018.

Ironically, this ultra-polluting company that is Amazon has profited greatly from the coronavirus crisis . Containment measures taken in several continents, the closure of specialized stores have boosted online purchases. Consequence: Amazon’s stock market value has grown significantly in recent months.

Jeff Bezos has seen his fortune soar by more than 30% and the value of Amazon shares increase by 45%, according to a report by Americans for Tax Fairness and the Institute for Policu Studies Program of Inequality. Quoted by Forbes .

This inordinate surge in money – especially for someone with an estimated personal fortune of $ 189 billion – mostly benefits another person.His former wife, MacKenzie Bezos , who owns 4% stake in Amazon, earned nearly $ 4.6 billion.

Divorced after twenty-five years of marriage, Jeff Bezos had signed a check for $ 38 billion , or 25% of their joint stock. MacKenzie Bezos is now the second richest woman in the world with $ 62 billion in her bank account, just behind L’Oréal heiress, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers ($ 66.7 billion).