RIPJeffBezos is currently trending on Twitter at #1 position. The users were presented with the news that the Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has died after drowning in a river. Is Jeff Bezos Dead or Alive? Read we break down the facts and rumors related to Jeff Bezos death.
Initially, people were shocked to hear the news. But later on, the trend took a new path where people shared cool memes to mock Jeff Bezos.
The rumors speculated that the richest person in the world Jeff Bezos, with a net worth of over $130 Billion, has died. Is this true?
Is Jeff Bezos Dead or Alive?
The rumors are entirely false. The death hoax was created in order to defame him and probably to topple down the Amazon stocks.
Amazon’s stock achieved a record high on July 6. Even with the global economy severely hit by COVID-19. Before that, he sold Amazon shares that are worth over $4 billion. Forbes reported that Bezos gained approximately $3.1 billion.
Once the users realized that these rumors were false. Condolences began to pour with pictures. Some even claimed that he died due to drowning in the Amazon river.
So how did these rumors surrounding his death begin and why have users come to believe it? It seems like a few bored internet users decided to trend #RIPJeffbezos, similar to the previous #rRIPEllen or #RIPSimonCowell trend
About Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos, CEO of tech giant Amazon is the richest person in the world, His wealth is now estimated to be $171bn (£137bn), having made tens of billions during the Covid-19 pandemic. Bezos has gained approximately $56.7 billion this year alone.
Jeff Bezos is also heavily invested in space tourism, with the billionaire reportedly selling US$1 billion a year in Amazon stock to fund Blue Origin, an aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company.