Jeff Bezos personal fortune 200 billion plus value: the distance to the second richest in the world is sidereal - Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon and the richest person in the world, has a fortune that exceeds $ 200,000 (169,000 million euros), according to Forbes and Bloomberg. Forbes estimates that Bezos has a net worth of about $ 204.6 billion (173.000 million euros), while Bloomberg estimates that it is $ 202.000 million (171.000 million euros).

No one has been as rich as Bezos is now, even adjusting their wealth to inflation.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is the second richest person in the world with a wealth of 116 billion dollars (98 billion euros), about nearly 90 billion dollars (76 billion euros) less than Bezos. In the puntocom boom, Gates had a wealth of $ 100 billion, equivalent to about $ 158 billion (133 billion euros) today-three quarters of what Bezos has now, according to Forbes.

Bezos ' fortune is also equivalent to 1% of US GDP, which in the first quarter of 2020 amounted to 21.6 trillion dollars (18 trillion euros) but fell to 19.4 trillion dollars (16.3 trillion euros) in the second, according to data published by the country's Department of Commerce.

Amazon has experienced a surge in sales during the pandemic as people started shopping online from their homes, causing the company's capitalization to skyrocket. Currently, it is valued at 1.7 trillion dollars (1.43 million euros).

Jeff Bezos personal fortune 200 billion plus value

Last quarter, Amazon broke analysts ' expectations by reaching $ 5.2 billion (4.4 billion euros) in Net Profit, after warning its investors that it could spend the $ 4.0 billion (3.381 billion euros) that were planned to implement measures related to COVID-19.

As a result, Bezos has seen its assets double since March, when it recorded 97 billion dollars (82 billion euros), according to Bloomberg.

Most of its assets come from Amazon shares, where it has an 11% stake. He also owns The Washington Post and the Blue Origin space company, which competes with SpaceX, Elon Musk's.

Bezos, Musk, Gates and a handful of other Americans have seen their wealth grow during the pandemic, even if the unemployment rate rises to 10%.

A report published last week by the U.S. Public Policy Institute revealed that Bezos has been the person who has benefited most from the pandemic in terms of wealth growth since mid-March, while Musk's wealth has been the one that has increased most in percentage points: by 228%, from about $ 24.6 billion (20.8 billion euros) to $ 73.1 billion (61.7 billion euros).

The report analyses how the biggest fortunes had grown in the last few months up to August 13, so the gains of the last few days have not been accounted for. Since that day, Musk's assets, for example, rose another 8 billion dollars (6.7 billion euros) in a single day when Tesla shares recorded their all-time high, so it would have already exceeded 100 billion dollars (84.48 billion euros), according to Bloomberg.

In comparison, US household wealth plummeted by 5.6%, the largest decline since the 1950s and more than half of households have lost income.

Economic inequality had already broken record before the pandemic. However, the effects of the pandemic have also been seen among the richest. Data from the US Federal Reserve show that the contribution to GDP of the richest 1% of Americans fell from 29.3% to 27.8% in the first quarter of 2020

In particular, these gains have been received by executives, founders and early investors of some technology, which exceeded analysts ' expectations last quarter. Of the 12 richest Americans, 8 are from the tech industry.

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GECCO CEO explains why Barcelona is the best place in Europe to launch a mobility business

The Barcelona City Council has awarded this may 4,000 shared motorcycle licenses to 12 companies. It does so to order a sector that in the city was not regulated: each operator could distribute on the streets as many vehicles as he liked, which worked in a legal limbo.

Now, you can only operate if a license has been obtained and companies will have to pay 70 euros per year per bike deployed.

This licensing contest has attracted to Barcelona a multitude of new motosharing companies, which will compete with those already operating in the city: Cooltra, Yego, Acciona, Movo (Cabify) and Scoot-which Bird will close at the end of the month, as published this media exclusively.

And one of them is Gecco Smart Mobility, created and directed by the Australian Damien Harris, also founder in 2007 of the company of small tourist cars GoCar in Spain, who with their navigator direct the customer and also tell the history of the city by hand.

But why Barcelona? In Madrid shared bikes are not regulated, so each company can deploy as many bikes as they prefer and in the areas they prefer, as is the case with Malaga and other Spanish cities.

However, Yego, Scoot, Acciona, eCooltra, Movo, Respiro (Seat), Talban (CityScoot), Tucycle, Avant, Tirkil, Eco-logia and Oiz have decided to operate in Barcelona, despite the protests of many of them over the limit of licenses per operator, the number of actors that will now have to compete and the fee to be paid.

"There is a lot of competition, but it is also important that the work of educating the population is already done," Harris begins elaborating in conversation with Business Insider Spain.

In addition, the manager, who confesses himself a great user of motosharing services-although he does not reveal which ones— says convinced that Barcelona is a city "more of motorcycles" than Madrid, where there are many more cars, more traffic and the user is more afraid to use the bike.

On the other hand, the city is "like Rome", says the CEO and sole shareholder of Gecco, who overall believes that Barcelona is the "best place in Europe to start in sustainability and mobility".

ALSO, Harris is confident that the current model with 12 operators will shrink as the months go by, in a process that he believes will last between 3 and 5 years.

"There is no place for 9 or 10 competitors in Barcelona," he says, as other executives in the sector have said, such as the CEO and co-founder of Cooltra Group, Timo Buetefisch, in an interview with this media.

Gecco already has 348 electric bikes shared in the streets of Barcelona-which are not owned by it but rents to its competitor Cooltra— and that those who register in its application can use for 0.28 euros per minute-or less, if one of the bonds they offer—.

The company started in July in Barcelona and has about 2,000 customers, according to data that has provided them to this medium, but its plan is to deploy up to 900, as established by the city council, and expand that user base.

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