Amazon boss Jeff Bezos makes record $100bn


The founder's fortune rose $2.4 billion to $100.3 billion on Friday, as the online retailer's shares jumped 2.6 percent on optimism for Black Friday sales.

Get this. Bezos made $2.4 BILLION on Friday!

Amazon CEO and world's richest person Jeff Bezos is now even richer, according to an estimate Friday by Bloomberg. The shares are up more than 58 percent this year, consequently boosting Bezos's wealth with it. Bezos's fortune and Amazon share data reflect Friday's closing trading prices in NY.

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Online purchases for the day are up 18.4 percent over previous year, according to data from Adobe Analytics, and investors are betting the company will take an outsized share of online spending over the gifting season.

Amazon stock climbed 2.5% on Friday to put Bezos over the top. Investors are betting that Amazon will take a large share of online spending over what is generally regarded as the...

Amazon has been on a tear throughout year.

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Bezos' fortune now sits at $100.3 billion, up $2.4 billion following a 2 percent increase in Amazon's shares. These companies can be hard to value, but Forbes still puts Bezos's fortune at $99.6 billion.

Bezos started 2017 as the fourth richest person in the world, and surpassed both Inditex (ztstf) founder Amancio Ortega and Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffet this year as well.

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