The world’s number one online retailer’s shares spiked more than 2 percent based on the company’s prospects for the holiday shopping season, with daily online purchases rising 18.4 percent over last year.
The $100-plus billion net worth makes Bezos the first billionaire to hit the mark since Bill Gates did it in 1999.
The Seattle-based e-commerce behemoth reportedly pulled in more than $1 billion in sales on Thursday, with higher numbers surely to come on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Amazon stock jumped 2.58 percent on Friday taking the company’s market value to a staggering $571 billion, just behind Microsoft’s $642 billion.
With Black Friday 2017 now winding down, Amazon has announced its five best-selling items, which includes the Echo Dot hands-free, voice-controlled device, the Fire TV Stick — the most powerful streaming media stick under $50 – now with the Alexa Voice Remote, the TP-Link Smart Plug, which works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control, the Instant Pot Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker and the 23andMe DNA Tester.