How crazy is the Bezos empire? Amazon is up $3 per share pre-market this AM. With 85 million shares in place, that means Jeff Bezos has increased his net worth by $250 million before the market opened today. The winner of Mega Millions will net a similar haul for the richest lottery in American history. Bezos nets his lottery-style profit BEFORE BRUNCH in a single day. Where are we in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years? Will our super-rich make a billion dollars before 9AM? I'm a capitalist and a conservative, but our system is (going to be) horribly corrupted by these mega-rich guys. Can't we change the capital gains taxes over $100,000,000 for cripes' sake?