Who is Jeff Bezos?
Bezos is the founder of Amazon.com and one of the richest men on earth. He was born in January 1964. He was married to MacKenzie but they divorced in 2019.
Amazon.com is the world’s largest online shopping company. Amazon.com started as an online bookstore. And later diversified to sell DVDs, Blu-rays, and CDs. And also electronics, furniture, toys, and even foods.
Amazon is now the largest Internet company by revenue in the world. Realizing more than US$ 130 billion in annual sales.
In 2013 he bought the Washington Post. The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper published in Washington. It focuses on national and federal politics.
Jeff Bezos Net Worth
The success of Amazon.com made Bezos one of the richest men in the world. He has a net worth of more than US$ 195 billion. He is richer than Bill Gates.
Bezos owns more than 53 million shares in Amazon. Which is 10.6% of the share capital. But his shares are worth around US$ 3,200 per share (!).
Bezos receives a modest salary of US$ 81.840 per year. The company bears approximately US$ 1.6 million in annual security costs.
And he sells around 1,000,000 shares per year. So his annual cash flow from the sale of shares is (more than) US$ 3.2 billion.
How Much did Bezos Pay to his Ex-wife MacKenzie?
In January 2019 is was announced that he and his wife MacKenzie Bezos were to divorce. They were married for 25 years, without a prenuptial agreement. Bezos was not rich, not even a millionaire when they married.
The divorce is already called the most expensive divorce ever. She received a US$ 38 billion settlement. Which makes her one of the richest women in the world.
Bezos is an active philanthropist. He is donating to cancer research and museums. He is also a Board member of the Bezos Family Foundation. The foundation was founded by Jeff’s parents Mike and Jacky.
The Gulfstream G650ER is a twin-engine business jet airplane. It is produced by Gulfstream Aerospace. The ER stands for Extended Range. The plane has a range of 7,500 nautical miles/13,890 kilometers.
The new build price for a Gulfstream G650ER is approximately US$ 70 million. But customization can quickly increase the price by several million.
Poplar Glen LLC
Bezos’ jets with registration N271DV en N758PB are registered to his private company Poplar Glen. In 2015 he acquired a Boeing Field hangar for US$ 5.5 million. That was to house his Gulfstream. Bezos owned a Dassault Falcon-900EX, which was sold in 2015.
Bezos is building a large 127-meter sailing yacht at Oceanco. It is known as Project Y721.