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Jeff Bezos gets $6.4 billion richer as #Amazon stock hits a new record high

Jeff Bezos gets $6.4 billion richer as #Amazon stock hits a new record high
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Wednesday, 15 April, 2020, 14:45

Already the world’s richest person, Jeff Bezos saw his net worth jump nearly 5% after Amazon’s stock hit a new all-time high on Tuesday, with the e-commerce giant experiencing unprecedented demand amid widespread coronavirus-related shutdowns.Amazon stock surged 5.3% on Tuesday, hitting a new record close of $2,283 per share. The stock is now up over 20% so far this year, outpacing the benchmark index (the S&P 500 is down over 12%).

Amazon is the first major company to rebound from the coronavirus market selloff, which started in late February: It’s one out of only 28 stocks in the S&P 500 to do so.

The stock has soared in 2020—despite the coronavirus downturn and widespread business shutdowns, with Amazon benefiting from skyrocketing demand as consumers who are stuck at home rely on online shopping more than ever.