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Like Zuckerberg, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos Makes $10b Within 10 Days Of 2018

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Jeff Bezos net worth 2018

Founder , 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.

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Facebook Founder earlier this week was announced to her made $4.4billion just as the year started.

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.

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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.

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For a little perspective, Bloomberg estimated Thursday that Bezos’s net worth (then a mere $108 billion) was the equivalent of 0.577% of GDP for the entire United States. It was also 1.8 million times higher than the median household income in the U.S.

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