Jeff Bezos The founder of “Amazon” has seen an increase in wealth by 6.3 billion dollars in just one day, after the increase in demand for online shopping, which has increased the price of the company’s shares.
Jeff Bezos already has a fortune of $ 138 million, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, maintaining his position as the richest man in the world.
Amazon has benefited from an increase in online purchases from people forced to stay home during the Covid-19 explosion. Bezos owns a 11% stake in Amazon and the firm’s shares rose 5.3%.
The company announced Tuesday that it intends to hire about 80,000 more workers to help meet the demand caused by the closure of physical stores as part of a coronavirus pandemic. Amazon hired 100,000 U.S. workers in March, and is now announcing plans to hire another 75,000.