Over a span of 24 hours, Jeff Bezos’s net worth had increased by $10.3 billion. To put that in perspective, that’s roughly $119,212 per second
When the markets closed in the US on October 26th, 2017, Jeff Bezos’s net worth was $82.8 billion. A day later, on the back of Amazon’s strong earnings results, it was $93.1 billion, making him the richest person in the world.
Bezos earned more in a day than he previously had in a decade. Following Amazon’s IPO in 1998, Bezos had a listed net worth of $1.6 billion. In 2007, he was at $4.4 billion, an increase of $2.8 billion – a big jump, but roughly equal to only seven hours of October 27. And the good times keep rolling. By the end of the year, Bezos’s net worth topped $100 billion.