Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, already the world’s wealthiest man, just became the first and so far the only person to have a fortune exceeding $200 billion.
According to Forbes, the 56-year-old Bezos’ net worth is currently at $204.6 billion, crossing the $200-billion mark after Amazon’s stock went up by 2% Wednesday afternoon, pushing his fortune up by $4.9 billion.
When the market closed, his fortune was at $205 billion.
The 55-year-old Bezos founded Amazon in his garage in 1994 and went on to grow it into a colossus that dominates online retail, with operations in streaming music and television, groceries, cloud computing, robotics, artificial intelligence and more.
His other businesses include The Washington Post newspaper and the private space firm Blue Origin.