Amazon's Jeff Bezos surpasses $100 billion net worth
14:30, Saturday, 25 November, 2017
Jeff Bezos is worth $100.3 billion, as Amazon shares jumped more than 2 percent on optimism for Black Friday sales. Online purchases for the day are up 18.4 percent over a year ago. 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. Bezos, the world's richest man, owns about 78.9 million shares of Amazon, according to a November 14 filing. Bezos made nearly $2.4 billion on Friday alone.