LOCKDOWN has been a disaster for some people’s finances – but not for the tech billionaires enjoying their sprawling hilltop mansions and million-dollar submarine cars. On Monday, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos’ wealth leapt by £10billion in a single day, taking his net worth up to £149billion. The 56-year-old’s wealth has spiralled upwards by £58billion since January as Amazon’s share price continues to soar as a result of millions of customers using the site during the pandemic. Bezos has been known to spend his staggering fortune on the finer things in life with new partner Lauren Sanchez after completing a historic £27.5billion divorce in 2019. The Washington Post owner’s latest splurge was a reported £130million for a mansion in Beverly Hills – the most expensive house sale of all time in California. But he’s not the only jet-setting tech billionaire to lead a life of giant mansions, fast cars and gorgeous girlfriends. Elon Musk – Underwater Bond cars and thousand-bottle wine cellar Elon Musk has amassed a £58billion fortune thanks to his runaway tech business successes including PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX. And the eccentric South African certainly knows how to spend it. He owns a string of Bel Air estates in… Read full this story
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