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Jeff Bezos’ wealth hits a new high of $172 billion, making him richer than he was before his divorce settlement

Jeff Bezos’ wealth has hit a new high following a recent rise in Amazon’s stock value. Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, is now worth $172 billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenzie took 25 percent of his shares, which meant at the time her stake was worth more than $35 billion, according to Forbes. However, 56-year-old Bezos remained the wealthiest person on the planet after the settlement and his wealth has continued to soar amid the coronavirus pandemic. Bezos’ company, Amazon has been doing particularly…

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Germany fears second coronavirus wave after ‘R’ rate leaps to 2.88

Following a rise in local coronavirus infections, which caused the country’s virus reproduction rate to spike, authorities in Germany have called on police to enforce quarantine measures. The nation’s reproduction rate of Coivd-19 infections jumped to 2.88, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for public health said today, far above the level needed to contain the virus over the longer term. The number of confirmed cases in Germany increased by 687 to 189,822. Leaders in Goettingen and North Rhine Westphalia have now appealed for more help from police to enforce rules…

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