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

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$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…