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Originally Published: Jun 16, 2017
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Jeff Bezos had a good day.

The Amazon CEO's already formidable net worth rose by about $2 billion on Friday after his company announced a deal to buy Whole Foods, according to Bloomberg data. Amazon shares surged more than $23 Friday on news of the sale, an increase of about 2.4%. Bezos owns almost 17% of the company.

Bezos, of course, isn't the only one who had a good day. A host of Whole Foods executives made millions on Friday when the company's stock rose more than 29% on news of the deal.

Including his Amazon stock, his stake in the aerospace company Blue Origin and other assets, Bezos is worth about $84.7 billion, according to Bloomberg, making him the second-richest person in the world.