I can’t divulge how much money I made Monday, but I’ll risk confidentiality and tell you it was less than that of Jeff Bezos.
As relayed by The Daily Caller, the Amazon founder and CEO raked in a cool $13.
Billion, that is.
The incredible increase was logged by the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, and it’s the largest since the index began tracking in 2012.
As per Fox Business, the financial feat followed a stock leap of 7.9% — that’s before the second-quarter earnings report.
As someone who grew up in the age of mallrats, personally, I fear the rainforest-themed retailer is on its way to putting all other businesses out. And there’s no Sbarro at my computer desk.
Is there any way to stop Amazon’s roaring and soaring dominance?
The site was already killin’ it, and then the pandemic hit. And for many of those still holding onto the brick and mortar experience, it was Welcome to the Jungle.
Farewell, my beloved Boardwalk Fries.
Still, I’ll give Jeff his due: He had a great idea, and he grew the business.
Boy, did he grow it.
What a difference 21 years make:
When Jeff Bezos sat at his desk in 1999 (early days of Amazon) few knew he'd become wealthiest person of modern age! ⏩ to today, out of every $1 spent shopping online, nearly $0.10 goes to the founder of #Amazon #ecommerce $amzn https://t.co/uibJdu1wa3 pic.twitter.com/94YKQ3zebB
— Stu Rodnick (@sturodnick) July 16, 2018
As per the Billionaire Index, the megamogul’s net worth sits at $186 billion (also more than mine) — aided by an increase of $74.4 bil this year.
Fox Business notes that puts him on top of…well…just take a look:
Bezos’ personal wealth is now more than some of the most valuable companies in the world, including Wells Fargo, Costco and Oracle.
The guy’s headed for world domination.
Will we one day see a POTUS Bezos?
Nah — why would a billionaire ever want to add such a horrid headache to his luxurious life?
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