Jeff Bezos Might Become the World’s First Trillionaire By 2026

Despite a global pandemic that has shuttered businesses across the globe and a vicious divorce that cost him a cheeky USD$38 billion, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is reportedly on track to become the first trillionaire in history. That’s right, trillionaire. The announcement comes after software review and business analysis site Comparisun released a wealth projection based off the Forbes Rich List, which revealed that if Bezos’ personal fortune continues to grow at its current rate, it is possible he will hit the trillion-dollar mark by 2026.

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According to the projection, Bezos’ wealth has been growing at an average yearly rate of 34 per cent over the past five years. The Amazon chief is currently worth USD$138 billion, so he is still a fair way off and for that growth to continue would be heavily reliant on a number of external factors. For reference, figures indicate that Bezos has netted a cool USD$28.3 billion in 2020 alone. But he might not be the only future trillionaire amongst us.

Of the 25 richest individuals in the world, Comparisun believes that 11 have a realistic shot at achieving trillionaire status. Bezos is the most likely, with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly on-track to hit the trillionaire mark by 2036, along with La Clippers owner Steve Ballmer by 2040. Here is a list of other potential trillionaires;

  • Xu Jiayin (Evergrande Group)
  • Jack Ma (Alibaba Group)
  • Ma Huateng (Tencent Holdings)
  • Mukesh Ambani (Reliance Industries)
  • Bernard Arnault (LVMH)
  • Steve Ballmer (Former Microsoft)
  • Michael Dell (Dell Technologies)
  • Larry Page (Google)
  • Sergey Brin (Google)

While contentious, the projection pretty confirms what we all thought, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Alibaba essentially own the world.

Comparisun trillionaire index

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