Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos could become world’s first trillionaire

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Jeff Bezos is already the world’s wealthiest person by a healthy margin and he’s the founder and CEO of one of the world’s few trillion-dollar companies.

But before this decade is over, one extremely optimistic estimate projects that the Amazon CEO could also become worth $1 trillion all by himself. That’s according to an analysis from Comparisun, a content platform that serves small- and medium-sized businesses.

Comparisun predicts that Bezos will become the world’s first trillionaire by 2026, according to the firm’s new study, which looks at the average annual growth of the billionaire’s net worth over the past five years.

Bezos is currently worth $143 billion, according to Bloomberg, and Comparisun calculated that the Amazon CEO’s net worth has increased by an average of about 34% in each of the past five years.

Bezos’ wealth has continued to grow steadily, even with ex wife MacKenzie getting roughly $38 billion of his Amazon stake as part of his 2019 divorce settlement. Overall, Bezos’ net worth has more than doubled since 2015, when it was around $63 billion, according to Bloomberg.

If that pace of 34% annual growth continues, Comparisun says, then Bezos’ total net worth could top the $1 trillion mark before the end of 2026, at which point he’ll be 62.

However, the likelihood of Bezos actually continuing to grow his vast personal fortune at such an astounding pace is probably fairly slim.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/15/could-jeff-bezos-really-become-the-worlds-first-trillionaire-by-2026.html