Jeff Bezos Becomes 2nd Man In History To Amass 12-Figure Fortune

$100,000,000,000....

That is the net worth of Amazon founder (and Washington Post owner) Jeff Bezos after Amazon's shares surged today on optimism over Black Friday.

As Bloomberg reports, the $100 billion milestone makes Bezos, 53, the first billionaire to build a 12-figure net worth since 1999, when Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates hit the mark.

Bezos’s fortune rose $32.6 billion this year through Thursday, the largest increase of anyone on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world’s 500 richest people.

And then there's this...

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dinkum Fri, 11/24/2017 - 15:46 Permalink

 In the 1940s there were posters and full page ads everywhere with my Uncle in a top hat -- who was the richest man in the world -- asking for a loan. My family gave. I took my paper route money to the post office and gave. Now Uncle Xi is the richest and my Uncle Sam is the poorest. 

My Days Are Ge… Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:16 Permalink

In 1942, the richest man in history was Adlof Hitler.  Everything that belonged to the State was coincidentially the property of the Führer.  His net worth at that time north of $700 billion.People speculate that Putin's net worth today is north of $1 trillion.

Lostinfortwalton Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:48 Permalink

Think of the thousands and thousands of stores he has caused to be closed and the store owners and their families destroyed financially. Hundreds (thousands?) of Amazon warehouse workers working under extreme pressure at part-time jobs filling orders hoping to gain a full-time warehouse position with some benefits....

idontcare Fri, 11/24/2017 - 19:03 Permalink

Well, I feel a bit inadequate now.  I think that I'll go list some more 1960's-1980's sci fi collectibles on Ebay.  Maybe I'll get lucky and get a little closer to that 12 figure net worth.    [Is anyone else finally having the epiphany of what was meant by "who moved my cheese"?]

Let it Go Fri, 11/24/2017 - 19:06 Permalink

May he eat shit and die!As the holidays approach it seems Amazon has made it their company mission to be in our face. Not only that the company has made it their policy to know when you are sleeping, to know when you're awake, to know when you are bad or good through its ties with the CIA and NSA.Recently Amazon seems to have increased the number of cross-company promotions that offer up Amazon Prime for free in an all gloves off effort to expand their customer base and weasel into the lives of those who have resisted its advances. The article below urges you to loudly just say NO! http:/To Amazon - Loudly Just Say NO!.html