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Bezos jumps past Koch brothers to become 3rd richest American: report

Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com’s founder, has become the third richest American.

Shares of the online retailer and cloud services provider jumped in late trading on the strength of a surprise profit. The move pushed Bezos’s net worth to more than $55 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

That puts Bezos ahead of the Koch brothers and just behind Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, according to the report.

Shares of Amazon AMZN, +6.23% rose nearly $60, or 10% in late trading to $623.30.

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