Bezos Adds $2.6 Billion in Three Days

Jeff Bezos

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Jeff Bezos added $1.97 billion to his fortune on Thursday, taking his gains so far this year to $2.6 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Shares in Inc. have risen by 4.1 percent in 2017, jumping 3.1 percent on Thursday alone as the company is said to be weighing a bid for bankrupt retailer American Apparel Inc. The rise may also reflect investor excitement around Alexa, Amazon’s voice-activated assistant, and a strong holiday season for e-commerce, according to Brooke de Boutray, managing director and portfolio manager at Seattle-based Zevenbergen Capital Investments.

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