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A Trump Foe Has Profited the Most Since Election

Jeff Bezos leads the way in growth of money among billionaires
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2019 12:23 PM CST
Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

(Newser) – Jeff Bezos and President Trump don't like each other much. (The president even refers to him as "Jeff Bozo.") But Bloomberg has done an unusual tabulation that suggests the two have common ground on the subject of money. Specifically, nobody on the planet has made more money than Bezos since Trump's election. The Amazon CEO's net worth has grown by $66.8 billion since then to its current estimate of $135.4 billion. The second-biggest riser is French business magnate Bernard Arnault, but his fortune rose by half as much as Bezos' did. (This despite Trump's stated ambition to go after Amazon.)

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