Amazon's Jeff Bezos surpasses $100 billion net worth

Cornelia Mascio
Novembre 24, 2017

If you're one of the millions shopping on Amazon on Black Friday, congratulations: You helped make Jeff Bezos a $100 billion man.

He's the first billionaire to hit 12 figures since 1999. that's when Bill Gates went north of $100 bil.

Amazon stock shot up 2.5% Friday, and Bezos is the largest shareholder.

Amazon shares are up 58% this year, enough to enrich Bezos by about $34 billion.

The owner of The Washington Post surpassed Gates as the world's richest person in October, according to Bloomberg.

The Amazon (amzn) founder's fortune broke $100 billion after rising some $2.4 billion this week, thanks to an increase in Amazon's stock price tied to expectations for booming Black Friday sales. These companies can be hard to value, but Forbes still puts Bezos's fortune at $99.6 billion. Unlike Gates, Bezos has given very little of his fortune to charity so far. The Microsoft founder is now worth a mere $89 billion, according to Forbes and Bloomberg.

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