SEATTLE (CBSMiami/CNN Money) – Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, who graduated from Miami’s Palmetto High School, is once again the world’s richest person.READ MORE: Officials Set To Meet To Discuss 2AM Alcohol Sale Ban In Miami Beach
Amazon stock jumped 13.5% on Friday after the company turned in another incredible earnings report – more than a quarter-billion dollars in profit in three months.
Bezos owned nearly 80 million shares in Amazon as of August, according to the most recent available data from FactSet. He made more than $10 billion from the one-day stock surge and is now worth well over $90 billion.
At the end of trading on Thursday, Bill Gates occupied the top spot in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, with a net worth of $88 billion. Bezos had $83.5 billion, and his big day on Friday was more than enough to close the gap.READ MORE: Operation Summer Heat Arrest Nets Man Wanted In Case Of Drive-Thru ATM Deadly Shooting
But Gates also got a boost as Microsoft stock rose 7%. Gates owned 103 million shares as of September, according to FactSet. Microsoft stock climbed about $6 a share, so Gates added almost $600 million to his personal wealth.
Bezos briefly dethroned Gates once before, on July 27, when his net worth topped $90 billion because of a temporary surge in Amazon stock.
Amazon has been on a tear this year. It acquired Whole Foods and plans to establish a second headquarters somewhere in North America. More than 200 cities and regions have submitted bids to become the home for HQ2.MORE NEWS: Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava Adopts 2 Cats During 'National Adopt A Shelter Cat Month'
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