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The founder and main shareholder of Amazon Jeff Bezos made a fortune in $ 6.5 billion in one night, after shares of his company rose 6.2 percent during the evening session on 1 February. About it reports Marketwatch. The total amount of its assets exceeded 123 billion, almost $ 30 billion more coming in second place in the list of the richest people in the world bill gates.
The beginning of the year was extremely successful for Bezos, who has earned 17.4 billion dollars in January alone. Amazon shares over the past month rose by 19 percent. For comparison, the Dow Jones index that combines quotes of the 30 largest companies in the United States increased in January by 6 percent.
In early January, Bezos became the richest man in history. His fortune exceeded $ 105 billion. But this rating did not take into account changes in the purchasing power of the dollar due to inflation.
Bezos founded Amazon in 1994, for the year 2016, the company’s turnover amounted to approximately 136 billion dollars. In addition to the shares of Amazon, Bezos owns the Washington Post and the Blue Origin company, involved in the development of the spacecraft.
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