Billionaire Scorecard: Larry Page Up, Pierre Omidyar Down

3 Nov

by Scott DeCarlo

WINNERS:

Larry Page

+$3.5 billion*

Net worth: $28.8 billion

Google GOOG -0.36% announces quarterly results that beat expectations, and shares in the search giant surge past the $1,000 mark for the first time ever. In Q3, Google sales were $14.9 billion, up 12% over the same period a year ago with a 34% jump in earnings. The robust earnings report pushed the stock to a record high, joining a small class of companies with a stock price above $1,000, including online-travel company Priceline.com and Seaboard, a food, energy and transportation company. Google has one of the highest market capitalizations in the U.S. at roughly $330 billion, trailing only Apple and Exxon Mobil.

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