Jeff Bezos earns as much money every nine seconds as Amazon employees in a year. The CEO of the largest ecommerce in the world has become the richest person in modern history and these are his investments.
Bezos is richer than anyone in the world since 1982, when Forbes’ wealth ranking was first published. The net worth of today’s head of the Amazon empire, a company in which it has 79 million shares, is also due to a diversified and intelligent portfolio of investments, which go far beyond electronic commerce, covering a broad spectrum from space travel to digital journalism.
The founder of Amazon has advanced in the classification of the richest people in the world personalities of the likes of Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, the guru of finance Warren Buffet, Bernard Arnault or Mark Zuckerberg. Although it remains to be seen what will be the consequences of the divorce of Bezos with his wife MacKenzie, an event that the CEO announced via Twitter on January 9 and that will cause the most millionaire couple in the world to divide their assets.
The following infographic analyzes the investment portfolio and breaks down Jeff Bezos’ fortune, whose cornerstone is the 16% share in Amazon.com’s total shares. Within the company, numerous acquisitions have been made, from Zappos in 2009 – focused on the sale of online footwear – to the robotics startup Kiva Systems in 2012, the firm specializing in video games and eSports Twitch Interactive in 2014 or Whole Foods Market , the chain of ecological supermarkets whose purchase was the largest operation in the history of ecommerce.
On the other hand, Bezos Expeditions manages Jeff Bezos’ venture capital investments. Over the years, it has put money into Twitter, Domo, Juno Therapeutics, Workday, General Fusion, Rethink Robotics, Business Insider, MakerBot and Stack Overflow. Some of the most recent investments of the entrepreneur include GRAIL, a startup that has recently raised $ 900 million for early detection of cancer, or EverFi, a new company of edtech and elearning.
On the other hand, Jeff Bezos invests money on a personal level: he was Google’s business angel in 1998, and he has also put money in today’s collaborative economy startups as popular as Uber and Airbnb – both listed on the Bezos Expeditions website, but which appear in Crunchbase as personal investments.
The CEO of Amazon is also the founder of Blue Origin, an aerospace company that competes with SpaceX for the space race and owner of Nash Holdings, a company that took over The Washington Post for 250 million dollars. The BFF -siglas corresponding to the Bezos Family Foundation- is directed by the employer’s parents and is financed through the actions of Amazon. Many of your projects are focused on early education.