These Two Tech Billionaires Have Made More Than $20 Billion This Year

By on July 28, 2017 in ArticlesBillionaire News

Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg have had a very good year. The founders and CEOs of Amazon and Facebook have seen their already astronomical net worths skyrocket in 2017. Combined, the two billionaires have added more than $40 billion to their bank accounts.

Amazon and Zuckerberg's businesses are thriving and as a result, each have seen their fortunes grow by more than $20 billion each. Bezos has added $22.6 billion so far this year. This makes his net worth $85 billion and gives him the title of the second richest person in the world. Only Bill Gates ($90 billion) is wealthier.

Zuckerberg's net worth has risen by $20.1 billion so far this year. His $50 billion net worth makes him the fifth richest person in the world.

Bezos has 93% of his net worth tied up in Amazon stock whereas Zuckerberg has 96% of his wealth tied up in Facebook stock. Both companies are performing strongly so far in 2017, leading to this giant bump in their founders' networth. Amazon stock is up 36% year to date with Facebook stock up 41% so far in 2017.

Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She attended the University of Southern California where she majored in Creative Writing. An avid long distance runner, weekends she can be found running the streets of Los Angeles training for 1/2 and full marathons. Follow her on Facebook.
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