In passing the $100 billion mark, Bezos, 53, has become the first billionaire to hit the milestone since Microsoft's Bill Gates in 1999. Bezos’s fortune rose $32.6 billion this year alone.
Business mogul Jeff Bezos' net worth jumped above $100 billion on Friday amid optimism for Amazon's Black Friday sales.
Bloomberg reported that the Amazon CEO's fortune surged $2.4 billion to $100.3 billion, after the retailer's shares grew more than 2 percent on Black Friday.
This year alone, Bezos' fortune has increased by $32.6 billion – more than anyone else on the Bloomberg Billionaire Index.
The owner of The Washington Post surpassed Gates as the world's richest person in October, according to Bloomberg. Berkshire Hathaway investor Warren Buffett holds the No. 3 slot on the list.