Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has become the world's newest and only $100bn billionaire - thanks to a $2.4bn surge in his personal fortune on the run up to Black Friday. Bezos' fortune now sits at $100.3 billion, up $2.4 billion following a 2 percent increase in Amazon's shares.
His post to his followers of more than 220,000 quickly turned up more than 22,000 likes and nearly 50,000 comments with suggestions as to how Mr Bezos could make a difference.
As holiday shopping dies down over the next few weeks, Bezos' fortune could fluctuate to below the $100 billion mark.
According to the analysts, the online spending shoots up 18.4 percent over the last year and the remaining festive days of the year will continue to boost the online purchases.
It's believed bill gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, is the only other person ever to have reached the $100-billion mark.
Mr Gates is now second in the Index with $89,1bn, followed by Warren Buffet ($78.7bn) and Spain's Armancio Ortega ($75.9bn). That said, Gates has given a significant amount of his fortune away to charity and in acts of philanthropy. However, given the rate his net worth has increased over the past few years, it won't be long before he finds more firm ground beyond the almost inconceivable 12-figure value. Bezos' climbing net worth is due in part to an exceptionally profitable year for Amazon, which saw the acquisition of Whole Foods.
At the start 2017, Bezos was the fourth richest person in the world and surpassed both Inditex founder Amancio Ortega and Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffet this year as well. Over the summer, he tweeted a request for short-term philanthropic ideas aimed at helping people in the here and now.
According to Infiniti, the unit varies its compression ratio between 8:1 and 14:1 to optimize power and efficiency. Of course, it will also be equipped with the brand's semi-autonomous-driving ProPilot feature.
With this decision, it was evident that Edappadi Palaniswami has the support of 111 MLAs and Government has no majority, he said. Though this was famously referred to as a "merger" of both factions, a faction of the party led by Mr.
He called again for an official investigation into the crisis, saying those who were responsible must be held accountable. Rex Tillerson accuses Myanmar's security forces of perpetrating "horrendous atrocities" against the Muslim minority .
Dish's 13.2 million customers are important to advertisers on CBS, which also counts on the satellite carrier's subscriber fees. CBS offers All Access, its own web-based streaming service starting at $5.99 a month.
Walmart is offering $300 gift cards on Apple iPhone X for prospective buyers who go for AT&T or Verizon device purchase plans. Gift cards are also offered in Apple's retail stores, but customers will be limited to two gift cards per product category.
Apple is expected to launch the much-anticipated version of the smaller sized iPhone between the months of January and March. Wistron has also set up manufacturing for Apple in India, and is now churning out the original iPhone SE in India itself.
A wind from the south/southeast will carry warmer air into the Valley tomorrow, allowing that warm up to the 60s in the afternoon. We start in the 30s and climb to the upper 50s by noon and briefly into the lower 60s by 2 PM before 50s return for the evening.
The technology company reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.01. Stock repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.
Per Dave McMenamin of ESPN , Rose is now away from the Cavaliers and is evaluating his future in basketball. The 6-foot-3 guard is averaging 14 points and 2 rebounds per game in his first season in Cleveland.
Friday's bomb and gun assault on the Rawda mosque near North Sinai provincial capital of El-Arish killed at least 235 people. On Friday Morning, a massive explosion in Al-Rawada mosque, located in the town of Beer El Abed, in North Sinai's Al-Arish.
Territorial Army Jawan found dead in Shopian
Dar, 23, hailing from Sezan, Keegam village in Shopian was on a week-long holiday at his home and was to join back on November 26. A 23-year-old soldier, who was on vacation, was abducted and killed by terrorists at Shopian in South Kashmir on Saturday.
Trooper shot and killed in east-central Texas
The agency also said it will file capital murder charges against the suspected killer, Dabrett Black, 32, of Lindale, Texas. FAIRFIELD, Texas (AP) - A Texas state trooper is dead after he was shot during a Thanksgiving traffic stop in East Texas.
Hafiz Saeed walks free, says he will fight for 'Kashmir cause'
The JuD is believed to be the front organisation for the banned LeT which is responsible for carrying out the Mumbai attacks . In May 2008, the United States had designated Saeed as a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist" under Executive Order 13224.
Man United can win EPL, Champions League - Ibrahimovic
Watch their analysis in full here . "Zlatan is not going to do that job, and Lukaku doesn't want to do that either". But it could become a problem, the energy Zlatan creates, it will be all about him, and it's always been that way.
Kendall Jenner is world's top-earning model
Joining Teigen as a new top-earner is Ashley Graham , who became the first plus-sized model to appear on the annual Forbes list. On top of this, her deals with Estée Lauder, Adidas and La Perla have been of significant value.