Only Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, with a net worth of $86.1 billion, is richer.
Such large numbers are hard, at times, to comprehend.
So to help put Bezos’ buying power in perspective, consider that if he really wanted to go on a buying spree, The NY Post reports the 53-year old entrepreneur could:
- Buy all 32 NFL teams, from the $4.2 billion Dallas Cowboys down to the $1.5 billion Buffalo Bills — and still have $770 million left over.
- If football isn’t his thing, Bezos could buy every NBA team and every NHL team — and still have nearly $20 billion left over.
- If sports isn’t his thing, Bezos could go out shopping and pick up Tesla — not a single car, but the entire company. And to hedge his bet, he could also buy oil refiner Marathon Petroleum. That jingling sound in his pockets, that the $2 billion he’d have left over.