希尼尔翻译公司（www.sinosenior.com.cn）2016年8月1日了解到：BBC News – Strong earnings
from Amazon and a boost to the company's stock have made its founder,
Jeff Bezos, the world's third richest person, according to Forbes. Mr
Bezos owns 18% of Amazon's shares, which rose 2% in trading on Thursday.
Forbes estimated his fortune to be $65.3bn.
Amazon had developed a reputation for announcing little or no
profit each quarter, but appeared to hit a turning point last year and
has seen improving earnings since. Amazon shares have spiked 50% since
Amazon's Prime membership, which offers extra services including
free shipping for an annual fee, saw impressive international growth. In
June, Amazon launched Prime in India to take advantage of the country's
large consumer market.