Jan 9, 2018

Jeff Bezos net worth reaches $105.1 billion

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP via Getty Images.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' net worth reached $105.1 billion Monday on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, making him worth more than Bill Gates ever was. The Index is a daily ranking of the world’s richest people.

The majority of his wealth comes from his ownership of Amazon stock, which climbed 1.4% Monday. Shares of Amazon are already up 6.6% this year, after rising a whopping 56% in 2017. Bezos' other holdings include private space exploration business Blue Origin, and The Washington Post.

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The coronavirus unemployment numbers in perspective

Data: U.S. Department of Labor; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Over the past two weeks, 10 million Americans have filed for unemployment, with millions more to come.

Why it matters: The jobless hits right now are like a natural disaster hitting every state at the same time.

Wisconsin primary to continue as scheduled, as other states delay due to coronavirus

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Wisconsin's April 7 presidential primary will not be postponed, a federal judge ruled on Thursday, as 13 other states have delayed voting or made changes to promote social distancing to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: 23 other states and the District of Columbia haven't held primaries yet. The White House is recommending, for now, that Americans practice social distancing and gather in groups of no more than 10 people — while nearly 40 states have issued stay-at-home orders.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. ET: 1,002,159 — Total deaths: 51,485 — Total recoveries: 208,949Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. ET: 236,339 — Total deaths: 5,648 — Total recoveries: 8,861Map.
  3. 2020 update: The Democratic National Committee said its July convention will be postponed until August because of the coronavirus.
  4. Jobs update: 6.6 million people filed for unemployment last week — 3.5 million people likely lost their employer health insurance coverage.
  5. Business update: Instacart says it will send health safety kits to delivery workers
  6. Public health latest: FDA allows blood donations from gay men after 3-month waiting period, citing "urgent need"
  7. 🎧 Podcast: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said startups will be eligible for coronavirus stimulus loans
  8. What should I do? Answers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingQ&A: Minimizing your coronavirus risk.
  9. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it.

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