Reid Hoffman has a big, new pot of gold to dive into.
Hoffman added nearly $1 billion to his fortune on Monday after news of the acquisition broke, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index, as the company’s stock leaped around 50 percent within the morning. Bloomberg puts his net worth at $3.8 billion, up nearly 60 percent since early February.
This may be chump change for a Mark Zuckerberg or a Jeff Bezos, who this year have both earned in one day more than what Hoffman has amassed in his entire life. But nine zeros in a few hours is still nine zeros in a few hours, and increasing one’s net worth by a third in a single day is still something both Zuckerberg and Bezos have yet to do (it would make them both close to being the richest men in the universe).