In a single day, he's accumulated more wealth than most of us will ever see. It's all the result of yet another jump in Amazon's stock, which broke $700 a share yesterday. Bezos's take? About $2 billion in a single day.

The stock rose based on two main factors--an analyst report that suggested the stock is undervalued and could break $1,000 a share within a year, and Amazon's announcement of a new video service designed to compete with YouTube.

Granted, the gain in Bezos's net worth could disappear just as quickly if Amazon craters--something not too many people think will happen. In any event, Bezos has had his third-best wealth-accumulating day of the past year (he made $6 billion in 20 minutes a few weeks ago--and $2.9 billion in a single day last summer). And he probably will get to keep it.

So, what's $2 billion? Admittedly, the following list of what it means to have $2 billion isn't going to be as impressive as the one I came up with when Bezos gained $6 billion, but it's still not chump change. (Putting the size of the windfall into perspective is my favorite part of these articles.)

  • It's enough to tie you for No. 906 on the Forbes list of the wealthiest people in the world. Think about that one--in a single day, his net worth jumps more than the total wealth of all but fewer than 1,000 people on the face of the earth.
  • It's about the GDP of the nation of Liberia; granted, you probably don't think of Liberia as a wealthy country, but it does comprise 4.5 million people.
  • It's roughly the total worldwide box office receipts for 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • It's the total amount spent on the 2012 presidential election.
  • It's enough to buy Oculus--well, it was two years ago, when that was what Facebook paid for it.
  • It's what you'd make in total over a 40-year working career, provided your annual salary is $50 million.
  • It's more than the combined annual salaries of every lance corporal (the most common rank) on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps.
  • It's enough to pay every single person who reads this article $20,000 (assuming about 100,000 people read it).

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