Jeff Bezos' worth hits $105.1B as Amazon shares climb 6.6% in January

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' net worth grew to $105.1 billion on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index Monday, Bloomberg Technology reports.

Mr. Bezos' fortune rose as Amazon.com shares increased 6.6 percent this year. The company had a successful shopping season during the five weeks after Thanksgiving in the U.S., the report states. Compared to other dominant retailers, Amazon captured 89 percent of online spending during the five-week period.

January's stock increase boosted Mr. Bezos' net worth above the high Microsoft Corp.'s Bill Gates attained in 1999. Today, Mr. Gates' net worth would total more than $150 billion, however he has given away nearly 700 million Microsoft shares and $2.9 billion in cash and other assets, Bloomberg Technology reports.

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