His net worth shot up to $5.4 billion Wednesday, only partly thanks to Apple
In September, Steve Jobs' $5.1 billion earned him the No. 43 spot on Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans. Since then, Apple's shares have rocketed to a new all-time high, closing Wednesday at $204.92.
[Jobs was even richer before the market gave up most of its gains in the last hour of trading. See below.]
According to the two companies' proxy statements, the bulk of Jobs' net worth is in the form of preferentially owned stock:
In the six weeks since Forbes took its financial snapshot, Apple has gained 32.42 points (as of Wednesday's close) while Disney inched up 87 cents. But because Jobs' net worth is so much more closely tied to Disney than to Apple, those 87 cents carry a lot of weight in his portfolio. Bottom line: by Wednesday night, Jobs' holdings had increased in value ...
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