It is reasonable for Bezos' pocket to increase because the citizens in Uncle Sam's country at least spent about $1.5 billion or equivalent to IDR19.9 trillion on Thanksgiving night for Black Friday transactions.
Online purchases for the day are up 18.4 percent over a year ago, according to data from Adobe Analytics, and investors are betting the company will take an outsized share of online spending over the gifting season. Same goes for Warren Buffet, the U.S. investor who is the third richest person with $78.9 billion.
According to Bloomberg, this year itself, worth of Bezos rose by around $34 billion. Bezos' climbing net worth is due in part to an exceptionally profitable year for Amazon, which saw the acquisition of Whole Foods. Unlike Gates, Bezos has given very little of his fortune to charity so far. However, on October 27, 2017, Bezos again surpassed Gates on the Forbes list as the richest person in the world.
That said, Bezos is starting to focus a bit more on philanthropy. "I'm thinking I want much of my philanthropic activity to be helping people in the here and now-short term-at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact", he wrote in June.
Trump defends Roy Moore: 'He totally denies it'
Asked if having an alleged molester in the Senate was preferable to seating a Democrat, Trump pointed to Moore's denials. Trump's position is a break from other national Republicans, who have called on Moore to step aside.
Apple iPhone SE could be set for a comeback in 2018
Rumor has it, which is always the case with Apple , that we will be seeing an updated version of the iPhone SE next year. This is a substantial hike from Apple's older models, its iPhone 8 and 8Plus were priced at $699 and $799, respectively.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 announced for Nintendo Switch
The first Valkyria Chronicle was released by Sega back in 2008 for PS3 platform, along with a sequel that followed in 2010 on PSP. As a last-ditch attempt at capturing the Imperial Capital, the Federation decides to initiate Operation Northern Cross.
Hamilton Heights fire engulfs roof of apartment building
It is not yet known how many people have been displaced by the fire, and the initial cause of the inferno has not been reported. A huge blaze is ripping through an apartment building in Manhattan, New York City, sending large plumes of smoke into the sky.
State's October unemployment rate down to 4.7 percent
The state rate represents about 77,000 unemployed people in October compared to about 83,000 jobless people in September. Professional and business services had shown the most growth this year, adding more than 4,000 jobs.
USA concerned over release of Hafiz Saeed
JuD chief Hafiz Saeed carries $10 million bounty for his role in terror activities, which include the 2008 Mumbai attack. A court on Wednesday ruled out prolonging Saeed's detention due to a lack of evidence or justification for it.
OnePlus 5T open sales start from Friday
The secondary 20 megapixels along with aperture f/1.7, Sony IMX376K sensor, 1.0 micron pixel size and focal length of 27.22mm. Interestingly, the company has made the OnePlus 5T smartphone available in nearly all the regions through its 64GB variant.