Jeff Bezos Has Already Made $10 Billion Dollar in 2018 

Jeff Bezos, already the world’s richest man, has gotten even wealthier recently—adding an eye-popping $10 billion to his net worth in less than two weeks.

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Jeff Bezos’s net worth was $99 billion on New Year’s Day 2018. One week later, Bezos hit the $105 billion mark, making the Amazon founder and CEO richer than Microsoft founder Bill Gates had ever been, at least in nominal terms.

As of the close of the stock market on Friday, Bezos’s net worth hit the $109 billion mark, according to Forbes. In other words, Bezos has made $10 billion so far in 2018—and we’re not even two weeks into the year.

Jeff Bezos’s wealth is based mostly on his ownership of Amazon stock. And Amazon shares have climbed steeply in 2018, adding a mind-blowing $1 billion per day to Bezos’s net worth this week alone. On Friday, Amazon stock rose by more than 2%, topping $1,305 per share. That’s up from around $1,170 at the start of 2018.

The world’s wealthiest people became $1 trillion richer in 2017, and no one made more money than Bezos. The Amazon founder made an estimated $35 billion last year, surpassing Bill Gates as the world’s richest person along the way.

Based on the blazing pace at which Bezos’s net worth has increased in 2018, that $35 billion he gained in 2017 may one day seem like peanuts.


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