Jeff Bezos Boosts Fortune by $12 Billion in a Day on Amazon Surge

Jeff Bezos , the world’ s richest person, got a great deal richer Thursday.

The Amazon. com Incorporation. founder added $12 billion to his fortune since the company’ s shares surged six. 3 percent to $1, 614 in extended trading at four: 33 p. m. in Ny — on top of a 4 % gain during the regular session — after the retailer reported results that beat Wall Street estimations. That lifted Bezos’ s internet worth to to $134 billion dollars, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index .

It has been a turbulent 7 days for the richest Americans in technology. On Tuesday, Alphabet Inc. spooked investors after first-quarter results started concern that the Google parent programs to go on a spending binge, penalizing shares of Amazon, Facebook Incorporation. and Netflix Inc. Bezos dropped $4. 6 billion that time, and Alphabet’ s Larry Page and Sergey Brin each dropped $2 billion.

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg , whose fortune dropped $2. five billion on Tuesday, got the reprieve Thursday as his prosperity increased by $5. 8 billion dollars, a day after the social network posted better-than-expected results for the first quarter. He or she leapfrogged Spain’ s Amancio Ortega to No . 5 in the worldwide wealth ranking.