Apr 292016

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Amazon.com AMZN -0.61% founder and CEO Jeff Bezos got nearly $6 billion richer as his company’s stock surged 12% in after-hours trading on Thursday.

Bezos is now the world’s fourth richest person, rising in the ranks past Mexican telecom billionaire Carlos Slim Helu, who has a net worth that Forbes pegs at $57.3 billion. Bezos is worth $9 billion less than legendary investor Warren Buffett, who maintains his rank as the world’s third richest person with a net worth of $68.5 billion.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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