Amazon's Jeff Bezos is worth over $100 billion amid Black Friday frenzy
27 November, 2017, 02:04 | Author: Lora Ball
Bezos, the founder and largest shareholder of Amazon, reached the 12-digit milestone for the first time, according to Bloomberg, one of the two major services that track the real-time net worth of the world's richest people.
Black Friday has pushed Jeff Bezos' net worth past $100bn (£74bn), making the Amazon founder the first business mogul to surpass the mark in 18 years.
Online sales for Black Friday are up 18.4% from previous year, while the projected final spend is $5bn, according to Adobe Analytics. In doing so, Bezos' own net worth went up as well. Bezos's fortune grew tremendously this year and on Thursday, registered the highest surge, accumulating $32.6 billion to his name as shown onBloomberg Billionaires Index, the daily ranking of World's 500 richest people.
His post to his followers of more than 220,000 quickly turned up more than 22,000 likes and nearly 50,000 comments with suggestions as to how Mr Bezos could make a difference.
Bezos started 2017 as the fourth richest person in the world, and surpassed both Inditex (ZTSTF, +2.98%) founder Amancio Ortega and Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffet this year as well.
He moved back ahead of gates in October. However, given the rate his net worth has increased over the past few years, it won't be long before he finds more firm ground beyond the almost inconceivable 12-figure value. Unlike Gates, Bezos has given very little of his fortune to charity so far. It will also be interesting to see whether or not he will announce anything significant in the way of philanthropic endeavors in the short term.
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Haskins led Ohio State down the field after Barrett's injury, setting up Dobbins' 1-yard touchdown run with a 22-yard scamper. The Buckeyes added onto their lead with a 44-yard field goal from Sean Nuernberger with 10:21 to play in the fourth quarter.
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The Cavs, however, figure to be just fine without him. "So I'll wear this, for I don't know how long, to see how it helps". Last Friday the Cavs said the former league MVP would undergo extended treatment "over the next two to three weeks".
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According to the report , Mahipal Singh Makrana, member of the Rajput Karni Sena said , "This is not our way of protest". The Karni Sena President has condemned the whole situation and said "This is not the way to send a message".
We start in the 30s and climb to the upper 50s by noon and briefly into the lower 60s by 2 PM before 50s return for the evening. With this position of the high, our wind direction will come out of the southwest and this will usher in slightly warmer air.
Trump and Tillerson have both said the time for such patience is over and now is the time to act decisively. The recent visit of a special Chinese envoy to North Korea should give a clue to the North's position.
Durant denied his beef with Westbrook in the postgame conference. "Man, that's just ball", Durant said of the interaction. To begin the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season, the Oklahoma City Thunder have gotten off to an 8-9 start.
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