Amazon’s Bezos Made $3.3 Billion Today As Stocks Surge

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A surge in after hours trading for Amazon.com added $3.3 billion  to the fortune of Jeff Bezos, putting him less than $5 billion away from becoming the world’s richest person.

Bezos saw his fortune surpass $80 billion for the first time, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The 53-year old has added $65.2 billion to his net worth since the index debuted in March 2012 and ended on Thursday  with a net worth of $79 billion. His net worth will surpass $80 billion on the index for the first time if the gains hold on Friday.

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates has been No. 1 on the Bloomberg index since May 17, 2013. His fortune slipped $200 million to $87.1 billion after hours as Microsoft presented mixed results and slowing tablet sales growth. Read more at The Sydney Morning Herald.

{Matzav}

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  1. What a bunch of hewey. You are mixing up his net worth with the cost of a piece of paper stating he owns x amount of Amazon shares. If he doesn’t sell it, it’s only in his mind and his only net worth is what his weekly salary is or how much of it he has in his savings account. In other words, only liquid assests/cash should be used to evaluate someone’s net worth. It’s the same thing with real-estate holdings. If your family is out of bread and starving on the weekend, you can’t carry the building you own, in Bristol Connecticut, to the grocery store in Brooklyn and tell the proprietor to give you a loaf of bread and a container of milk. It didn’t work in Germany r”l. Think about that.

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