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In 2018, he surpassed Bill Gates to hold the title as the richest American and despite losing almost $38 billion in his divorce settlement with MacKenzie Bezos in 2019, Bezos retained the top spot.
Now Bezos is in the middle of a scandal after intimate texts between him and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez, were leaked.
Prosecutors haven't yet filed any charges in the case, but they do reportedly have evidence that Sanchez sent the messages to her brother, Michael Sanchez, who then sold the texts to the National Enquirer tabloid, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal earlier this month.
As the case continues, here are five other interesting facts about the richest man in the world.
He owns a space company
In December, the company sent thousands of student postcards into space on New Shepherd.
"I believe and I get increasing conviction with every passing year, that Blue Origin, the space company, is the most important work that I'm doing," Bezos told Business Insider in 2018.
He originally wanted to name Amazon something else
In the 1990s, the first name Bezos had registered for his company was Cadabra, Inc., according to Business Insider. However, the name sounded too much like "cadaver," so he went back to the drawing board and came up with Relentless.com -- a URL he bought in 1994, Business Insider reported.
Though Relentless.com didn't stick either, the URL goes directly to Amazon's website.
He was in "Star Trek Beyond"
According to Wired, Bezos has been a huge science fiction fan -- including "Star Trek" -- since he was a child.
He owns the Washington Post
In 2013, Bezos bought the Washington Post at the suggestion of Donald Graham, the son of famous Post publisher Katharine Graham, according to Forbes.
In an interview in 2018, Bezos said: "I know that when I'm 90, it's going to be one of the things I'm most proud of, that I took on the Washington Post and helped them through a very rough transition."
His Amazon CEO salary is only $81,840
Despite being the wealthiest man in the world, he only makes $81,840 for his position as Amazon's CEO, according to Business Insider.
In fact, it isn't his position with Amazon that makes him wealthy, it's his Amazon stock.
According to the website, Bezos makes $2,489 per second -- or $149,353 per minute.
This report contains material from previous FOX Business stories.