AMAZON founder Jeff Bezos is one of the richest men in history and could soon become the world's first trillionaire.

But who is the multi-billionaire Amazon founder, how did he start the gigantic tech company and what does he spend his money on? Here's what you need to know…

What is Jeff Bezos' net worth and is he the richest man in the world?

Jeff Bezos is estimated to be worth over $140bn (£112bn) and is on track to become the world's first trillionaire.

While the financial future looks bleak for many during the coronavirus crisis, it has never looked better for Bezos who has become even richer during the pandemic.

Amazon is now worth $1.1trillion with its shares hitting an all time high last month.

It helped Bezos see his fortune grow by another $6.4billion.

Using data from the last five years of the Forbes Rich List, comparison worked out that Bezos' annual growth rate will make him a trillionaire in 2026 – when he is 62 years old.

The Amazon founder, who owns about 16 per cent of the business' shares, first featured in the Forbes rich list in 1998.

He became the richest man in history when his net worth reached £78bn ($105.5bn).

It made him the first person to amass a 12-digit fortune since Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who has given more than £44billion ($60billion) to charity, achieved the feat back in 1999.

How much did Jeff Bezos' divorce cost?

Jeff Bezos married novelist MacKenzie Bezos in 1993 after meeting while working at a New York hedge fund.

They went on to have four children together.

MacKenzie is also the executive director of Bystander Revolution, an anti-bullying organisation she founded in 2014.

Her books include The Testing of Luther Albright and Traps.

On January 10, 2019, Bezos and wife MacKenzie revealed their 25-year marriage was over in a joint statement.

The divorce between the pair was finalised in April 2019, with Jeff keeping 75 per cent of the couple's stock — amounting to about £81billion.

Since splitting, MacKenzie Bezos has stayed away from the limelight, while her former husband has become a fixture in the tabloids with Lauren Sanchez, his new girlfriend.

Who is Jeff Bezos?

Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of online marketplace Amazon.

The businessman studied electrical engineering and computer science at Princeton University before working on Wall Street.

In 1994, Bezos, 55, founded Amazon from a garage – five years later he was named Time magazine's person of the year.

As well as Amazon the tech giant is the founder of Blue Origin, a company working to develop commercial space travel.

He also owns the Washington Post and is a volunteer firefighter.

Bezos is a massive Star Trek fan and had a cameo in the last movie, playing an alien Starfleet official.

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