Soaring Results Drive Sky-High Returns for the Cloud's Biggest Billionaires

Cloud computing is a big winner this earnings season

Financial results from Amazon and Microsoft sent the personal fortunes of Jeff Bezos and Steve Ballmer soaring last week, lifting Bezos to a $4.6 billion one-day rise on Friday, along with an $11 billion gain for the year as of Tuesday, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Ballmer added $1.5 billion on Friday, putting his annual gain, as of Wednesday, at more than $600 million. 

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