Jeff Bezos’ bank account now has more zeros than a LARPing convention, as it’s being reported by Forbes that Amazon’s head honcho has become the first EVER $200 billion man.
For context, that is 200,000,000,000, or 200,000 million, or 2.000 x 1011.
Amazon’s stock perked up 2% as of Wednesday afternoon fueled by the change in consumer habits as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and in turn, bumped Bezos’ net worth up by $4.9 billion.
— Forbes (@Forbes) August 26, 2020
As it stands today, the 56-year-old is worth a record $204.6 billion, almost $90 billion more than the world’s second-richest person, Bill Gates (currently worth $116.1 billion), and double that of newly-minted centibillionaire Elon Musk.
Two hundred billion is nearly impossible to contextualized, so think of it like this:
According to Research Maniacs, if you saved $100,000 per year, it would take you 2,000,000 years to save 200 billion dollars. If you saved $10,000 every single day, then it would only take you 54,795 years to reach Bezos status.
the other day i saw a thing that said “if you saved $10,000 a day since the pyramids were built in 2540 B.C. you would still only have one fifth of jeff bezos’ net worth” and my soul has felt restless ever since
— joe (@jxeker) August 20, 2020
Bezos could give ever American $609, and every person on the planet $26.
The median house price in America is $320,000. Bezos could purchase 625,000 of them.
Bernie Sanders’ bill to levy a 60% tax on billionaires’ pandemic gains would raise $55 billion from Bezos alone.
Bezos’ cartoonish net worth has garnered some expected criticism from those who believe the disparity in this country is too stark.
Today Jeff Bezos's net worth hit $200 billion and Elon Musk's hit $100 billion.
Yet 30 million Americans report that their households didn't have enough food in the past week.
American capitalism is off the rails.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) August 26, 2020
Jeff Bezos has added $87 billion to his fortune this year
All 400,000 Amazon warehouse workers will make $13 billion combined this year
This year, Amazon took away $2/hour hazard pay for those workers & declined to provide paid sick leave in a pandemichttps://t.co/vCtqEFIyr3
— Dan Price (@DanPriceSeattle) August 27, 2020
While 92 million can't afford health care, the 4 richest Americans are now worth $512.8 billion:
– Jeff Bezos: $193 billion
– Bill Gates: $122 billion
– Mark Zuckerberg: $101 billion
– Elon Musk: $96.8 billion
It's time to tax the billionaire class and expand Medicare to all.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 22, 2020
This is a picture of Jeff Bezos when started Amazon.
He just became the first person with a net worth of $200 billion.
It doesn’t matter where you start.
You can accomplish anything. pic.twitter.com/vdMc3ebQ9g
— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) August 26, 2020
Jeff Bezos is now worth $200 billion that's equivalent to about R3.4 trillion.
His net worth is almost equal to South Africa's economy.
— Tumelo Warona (@DjNewAfrica) August 27, 2020
Jeff Bezos is now worth 3x the entire Department of Education budget.
Nothing personal but ffs tax wealth. https://t.co/iF28NApP8z
— Ryan Healy (@RP_Healy) August 26, 2020
Hey Jeff, my Venmo’s open you coward.