Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Net Worth has now reached $105.1
billion after boom on 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 Friday.