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Net Worth:$178 Billion
Date of Birth:Jan 12, 1964 (56 years old)
Profession:Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Nationality:United States of America
Last Updated:2020

Jeff Bezos net worth 2020: Jeff Bezos is an American philanthropist, businessman and space explorer who is probably best-known for creating Jeff Bezos is the founder, chief executive officer, president and chairman of the board of He first surpassed Bill Gates in terms of wealth in July 2017. He is the richest person in the world 2020.

As of this writing Jeff Bezos has a net worth of $178 billion.

According to the company’s most recent SEC filing, Jeff owns 58 million shares of Amazon, roughly 12% of the total shares outstanding. At his peak he owned 80 million shares of Amazon. As part of his April 2019 divorce settlement with MacKenzie Bezos, Jeff transferred 19.7 million shares to his ex-wife. The value of the shares at the time of the transfer was $36 billion. The settlement temporarily reduced Jeff’s net worth from $150 billion to $114 billion. Jeff was also an early pre-IPO investor in and owns at least $1 billion shares in what is now known as Alphabet Inc.

For much of the 2000s, Jeff was not even in the top 10 or top 20 of the wealthiest people on the planet. Amazon stock began to sky rocket in late 2014. In July 2015, Jeff’s net worth was $50 billion. In under two years, his net worth (and the stock) had doubled. On July 27, 2017, Bezos took over Bill Gates as the richest person on the planet. In September 2018, Amazon’s market cap topped $1 trillion. This was prior to his divorce so he still owned 80 million shares. At that valuation, Jeff’s net worth topped an all-time high of $170 billion.

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Is Jeff Bezos the Richest Person of All Time?

When comparing Jeff’s peak net worth of $170 billion to our list of the richest people of all time after adjusting for inflation, Jeff is not even in the top 10. Using the $170 billion number, that would be the 11th largest fortune ever accumulated by a single human (counting inflation). For comparison, when oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller died, he was worth an inflation-adjusted $340 billion

Jeff Bezos Net Worth Over Time
June 1998$1 billion
June 1999$10 billion
March 2000$6 billion
December 2000$2 billion
September 2001$1.5 billion
September 2003$2.5 billion
September 2004$5.1 billion
September 2005$4.1 billion
September 2006$4.3 billion
September 2007$8.7 billion
September 2008$8.2 billion
September 2009$6.8 billion
September 2010$12.6 billion
September 2011$18 billion
December 2012$23.2 billion
October 2013$29 billion
December 2014$30.5 billion
July 2015$50 billion
October 2016$45 billion
December 2017$73 billion
July 2018$150 billion
September 2018$170 billion
April 2019$114 billion
July 2020$190 billion

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Shedrach uzogazie Techfarns co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email —

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