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.
Tesla unveils semi-truck and surprises fans with new Roadster
As for jackknifing, Musk said it will be "impossible" thanks to the Semi's independent motors offering vehicle stability assist. Electric truck sales totaled 4,100 in 2016, but are expected to grow to more than 70,000 in 2026, says Navigant Research.
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.
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.
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.
Pentagon releases sexual assault data by base, adds caution
The new numbers from the fiscal year 2016 show the number of sex assault reports has almost tripled at Fort Carson since 2013. Congress requires the DOD to report the number of sexual assault allegations it receives each year involving service members.
Kushner Worried Mueller Will 'Get' Trump
Robert Mueller's team is apparently also looking into a number of meetings that Kushner tried to broker with foreign leaders. Then-candidate Trump disparaged the resolution one day prior to the United Nations vote and said it should be vetoed.