Bezos Adds More Than $7 Billion to Fortune as Amazon Surges

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com Inc. and founder of Blue Origin LLC, speaks at the 2014 Ignition: Future Of Digital conference in New York.

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Jeff Bezos added more than $7 billion to his personal fortune this morning after shares of Amazon.com Inc. surged more than $75. The chairman and largest shareholder of the world’s biggest Internet retailer lifted his wealth to $50.5 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

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