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Bezos’s Wealth Soars to $171.6 Billion to Top Pre-Divorce Record

  • Ex-wife Mackenzie has become the world’s second-richest woman
  • Technology billionaires are among biggest winners this year
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How Jeff Bezos Became the King of E-Commerce

Jeff Bezos’s net worth has smashed through its previous peak, even after he relinquished a quarter of his stake in Amazon.com Inc. as part of a divorce settlement last year.

Shares of the Seattle-based retailer surged 4.4% to a record $2,878.70 Wednesday, boosting the founder’s world-leading fortune to $171.6 billion. That tops his previous high of $167.7 billion, set on Sept. 4, 2018, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.