Jeff Bezos Is Now
Worth More Than Bill Gates Ever Was
Jeff Bezos's net worth reached $105.1 billion Monday on
the Bloomberg Billionaires Index as Amazon.com Inc. shares added to
a 12-month surge that's lifted the online shopping giant's market
value by almost 57 percent.
Amazon shares have risen 6.6 percent this year, with a
report showing the Seattle-based company captured 89 percent of
online spending among dominant holiday retailers in the five-week
period beginning the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S.
The latest jump has pushed Bezos's fortune definitively
above the high reached by Microsoft Corp.'s Bill Gates in 1999. The
Amazon founder passed Gates in October with a net worth of $93.8
billion and his fortune crossed $100 billion for the first time a
month later when the holiday shopping season kicked off on Black