JeffBezos justadded BILLIONS to his massive fortune — which is nothing new for him, but what’s new this time … it only took a few strokes of the clock to make that increase.
Stock for the Amazon honcho’s company surged 12 percent in a matter of 15 minutes Thursday afternoon, which equaled an astounding 11-digit increase to his bottom line.
The astronomical math? Bloomberg says Jeff added $13.2 BILLION just from the surge, which raises his net worth to about $129.5 billion. Forbes was a wee bit more modest, reporting Bezos added $12.8 billion to his portfolio, with a new net worth of $128.9 billion.
Either way … ya get the point. Bill Gates feels like a panhandler right now.
On an even grander scale — the stock boost pushed Amazon’s market cap north of $1 TRILLION!!! That’s a lot of zeroes.
Oh, and Bill … JK, buddy. The world’s second-richest man is still worth about $110.8 billion. Said another way … about one Laurene Powell Jobs (Steve’s widow) less than Bezos.
Jeff Bezos has traded places with Bill Gates for the title of the richest person on the planet in recent months. However, if the stock holds onto its gains into Friday, he will be comfortably ahead of both Gates (net worth: $110.8 billion) and LVMH’s Bernard Arnault ($105.2 billion).
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