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Jeff Bezos's net worth just broke $100 billion

Bill Gates was last person to attain 12-figure fortune in 1999

Tom Metcalf | Bloomberg 

The founder’s fortune is up $2.4 billion to $100.3 billion, as the online retailer’s shares jumped more than 2 per cent on optimism for Black Friday sales. Online purchases for the day are up 18.4 per cent over last year, according to data from Adobe Analytics, and investors are betting the company will take an outsized share of online spending over the gifting season. The $100 billion milestone makes Bezos, 53, the first billionaire to build a 12-figure net worth since 1999, when Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates hit the mark. Bezos’s fortune ...

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First Published: Sun, November 26 2017. 00:52 IST