The fortune of the richest man in the world has broken a record

The fortune of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has grown by $ 10.6 billion, now it is estimated at 212.4 billion, according to Forbes data.

At the same time, the former wife of the entrepreneur MacKenzie Scott became rich by $ 3.5 billion.

Amazon shares are up 5.9 percent this week. Bezos left the post of CEO of the company in early July, but after leaving he remained chairman of the board and retained a stake of more than ten percent.

As Forbes notes, the growth of Amazon shares may be associated with the refusal of the US Department of Defense from the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project. It was planned that JEDI would be implemented by Microsoft; this decision did not suit Amazon. The largest online retailer, being the favorite in the race for the contract, even filed a lawsuit in court. Amazon noted that the Defense Ministry decided to cooperate with Microsoft because of the pressure of former US President Donald Trump, who had a personal dislike for Bezos. Now it is assumed that the project of a cloud service for storing Pentagon data can be implemented with the help of Amazon.

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Author: Oleg Ceban
Graduated from University of Oxford. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the world news section in the Free News editors.
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