Jeff Bezos Is Already $40,000,000,000 Richer This Year—While the Typical Amazon Worker Has Made Just $12,000
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos had a pretty amazing 2017: Bezos became the world’s richest man when his net worth, which is based mostly on the soaring price of Amazon stock, rose $40 billion through the course of the year. (His base salary is actually quite modest: $81,840 a year.) Yet 2018 is shaping up to be an even better year for Jeff Bezos’s fortune. On Tuesday, while the stock market pushed Amazon shares to yet another record high, Jeff Bezos’s net worth crossed the $140 billion mark for the first time, according to Forbes. Bezos started 2018 with a net worth around $100 billion, so he is up more than $40 billion so far this year.