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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' net worth passes $200 billion

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  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now worth more than $200 billion, according to Forbes and Bloomberg.
  • Bezos has more wealth than anyone else has ever had, even when adjusted for inflation, Forbes reported. At the height of the dot-com boom, Gates was worth an estimated $158 billion in today's dollars, according to Forbes. 
  • The milestone comes as Amazon continues to thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a surge in online sales.
  • Bezos's worth is now 1% of American GDP.
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