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How Much Does Jeff Bezos Make a Second? (Amazon & Daily Income)

How much does Jeff Bezos make a second? Let’s dig deeper into his Amazon salary and daily income.

Lauren Bedford - Finance Writer
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If I had one dollar for every time I heard someone complain about Jeff Bezos—I still wouldn’t be as rich as Jeff Bezos. But, at least some of us can say we’re closer to being a millionaire than he is.

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Love him or hate him (or feel completely indifferent towards him), Bezos is one of the richest people in the world—which automatically makes him a target for our interest. So, let’s make ourselves feel better about our own finances by finding how we shape up in comparison to the man himself.

This article will show you—

  • How much money Jeff Bezos makes a second.
  • Jeff Bezos’ wealth breakdown.
  • How much Amazon makes a day.
  • Where Jeff Bezos stashes all his money. 

How Much Does Jeff Bezos Make a Second?

Based on his net worth growth, Jeff Bezos earns $308 a second. Okay, maybe $308 doesn’t sound like a lot (especially for a multi-billionaire)—but that’s per second. For what he made in that time, Bezos could buy 135 iced coffees with a few cookies thrown in—not a bad way to start the day.

To break this down even further—that’s $18,480 a minute, $1,108,796 an hour, $26,611,111 a day, and a whopping $9.6 billion a year. If you know a thing or two about the filthy rich (feel free to introduce us), you’ll know their net worth is up and down faster than it’ll take you to read this article.

Entertaining for some—but tricky when figuring out how much Bezos earns in a single second.

So, how did we do it? 

Forbes would tell you that Bezos has a current net worth of $117.5 billion. Ten years ago, he had a net worth of $21.7 billion—which shows a growth of $95.8 billion. We used his net worth growth to break down his earnings into years, months—and even a single second.

But wait—nothing is that simple when it comes to billions of dollars (trust me, I did the calculations). With the constant net worth changes, it’s only fair that we also look at a figure which has stayed the same since 1988—Bezos’ Amazon salary.

Surprisingly, Bezos gets paid only $81,840 a year, plus an extra $1.6 million for security—totaling $1,681,840 per year through Amazon. Sure, $1,681,840 a year isn’t bad—but it’s a drop in the ocean compared to his overall net worth.

That’s why it’s best to look at his net worth growth to get a better idea of how much he’s really making.

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How Much Money Does Jeff Bezos Have?

At the time of writing, Jeff Bezos has a net worth of $117.5 billion. Fun fact: that’s enough to buy the History Supreme (the most expensive yacht in the world) three times and still have a few billion left to spend on caviar and knick-knacks.

Bezos’ billions have landed him on Forbes’ exclusive rich list every year since 1998—and he became the richest person in the world in 2018 with a net worth of $160 billion.

Only a year later, Bezos’ net worth took a hit as he went through one of the most expensive divorces in history.

While many divorcees fight over who gets the family cat, Bezos gave up a 4% stake in Amazon to his ex-wife—worth a massive $38 billion.

He soon bounced back when a different type of event made history. While workers across the world were losing their jobs because of the pandemic, Bezos was rolling in cash after the surge in online shopping—which saw Amazon enjoy a 70% rise in earnings.

Speaking of Amazonwe can’t talk about Jeff Bezos without looking at the company that made him a high baller. 

How Much Money Does Amazon Make a Day?

Amazon had a yearly revenue of $469.822 billion in 2021—about $1.29 billion a day if we break it down. (Just for fun—that’s about $14,930 in a single second).

So, Amazon earns in just 5 minutes what the average small business owner makes in an entire year (something to think about when Christmas shopping comes along). And where does all that money come from?

The obvious answer is sales—Amazon reported $127.1 billion in sales in Q3 2022 (that’s with paid ads and subscriptions). But it’s not the only thing raking in the dough—cash flow from business operations also came to $37.9 billion. 

How much does Jeff Bezos own of Amazon? 

After giving 4% of his stake to his ex-wife (and stepping down as CEO in 2021), Bezos currently owns 9.73% of Amazon

We know what you’re thinking—that doesn’t seem like a lot for a guy who once owned the entire company. But he needed investors to grow it—and spread out his shares to attract them. Not that Bezos is losing sleep over his 9.73%—it’s worth $93.44 billion, covering about 90% of his overall fortune

Where Does Jeff Bezos Keep His Money?

Ever wondered where someone keeps all that money? You can’t exactly tuck away billions of dollars in your wallet, or shove them down the side of the sofa for safekeeping.

When we talk about net worth, we’re saying how much someone owns in assets. Most billionaires have their money spread over investments, real estate, stock (and in Bezos’ case, a $165 million mansion).

Many tycoons only keep around 1% of their net worth in cash, as inflation can cause the value to fall. But according to Bloomberg, Bezos has around $14.2 billion in cash—about 8% of his overall net worth. A private bank will probably manage any cash plus assets.

Key Takeaway

With Jeff Bezos earning $308 in a single second, he’s rolling in it—big time. But it’s not all sunshine and roses. Amazon sales have been slowing down as the world returns to the new normal after the pandemic.

Global conflict and rising inflation have made things even worse—and investors are starting to turn their back on the online giant. With Amazon stock dropping 51% in 2022—the biggest decline since 2000—we have yet to see if Bezos will recover or lose his top spot in the rankings.


How much does Jeff Bezos make a day?

Jeff Bezos makes around $26,611,111 a day based on his net worth growth—and “just” $4,608 a day if you consider only his Amazon salary. 

How much does Jeff Bezos make a minute?

If we break this down further, Jeff Bezos makes about $18,840 a minute based on his net worth growth over the last ten years.

So, in the time it takes you to read this FAQ, Bezos could have bought five adorable chow chow puppies—and 65 dog beds for them to choose from. 

How much is Jeff Bezos worth?

Jeff Bezos is currently worth $117.5 billion. But this can change day by day—even hour by hour.


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Bloomberg Billionaires Index—Jeff Bezos. (n.d.). Retrieved March 15, 2023, from https://www.bloomberg.com/billionaires/profiles/jeffrey-p-bezos/#xj4y7vzkg

Jeff Bezos. (n.d.). Forbes. Retrieved March 15, 2023, from https://www.forbes.com/profile/jeff-bezos/

Q3 2022 Amazon Earnings Release. (2022). Amazon. https://s2.q4cdn.com/299287126/files/doc_financials/2022/q3/Q3-2022-Amazon-Earnings-Release.pdf

Wood, M. (n.d.). What Is the Average Small Business Owner Salary in the U.S.? Retrieved March 15, 2023, from https://www.fundera.com/blog/study-finds-business-owners-earn-less

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Lauren Bedford - Finance Writer

Finance Writer

Lauren is a published content writer who is passionate about helping and informing others through her content. In the last 5 years, Lauren has written about a range of subjects, including business, technology and finance.

Kacper Kozicki - Editor


Editor, copywriter, and multilingual translator with expertise in producing tailored content for global online brands. When not editing articles for LifeAndMyFinances.com, he enjoys rummaging through paper dictionaries, walking in nature, and making travel plans.

Derek Sall - Personal Finance Expert

Personal Finance Expert

Derek has a Bachelor's degree in Finance and a Master's in Business. As a finance manager in the corporate world, he regularly identified and solved problems at the C-suite level. Today, Derek isn't interested in helping big companies. Instead, he's helping individuals win financially—one email, one article, one person at a time.

Deepti Nickam - Finance Writer

Finance Writer

Content writing and marketing professional with 4+ years of experience in the B2B and B2C sectors. Deepti has written about several subjects, including finance, project management, human resources, and more.

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