It’s Cyber Monday! As if Jeff Bezos wasn’t rich enough already, the Black Friday boon pushed his fortune over $100 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Amazon shares jumped 2.6% amid the surge in online shopping. Bezos, whose net worth is up almost $35 billion this year, is only the second person ever to build a 12-figure net worth. Bill Gates hit that mark in 1999. Jeff Bezos’s Net Worth Broke $100 Billion (Bloomberg)
The Telegraph (UK) profiles Mike Bloomberg: Michael Bloomberg on Trump, Brexit, and Whether He’ll Run for President (The Telegraph)
The new Bloomberg London is officially a tourist destination as Lonely Planet showcases the reconstruction of the Roman Temple of Mithras. A Lost Roman Temple Reopens Beneath London’s Bustling Streets (Lonely Planet)
Germany’s political stalemate showed signs of easing as the Social Democrats started haggling over terms of a renewed coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc rather than outright blocking an alliance between Germany’s two biggest parties. Germany Edges Closer to New Government Amid Haggling Over Terms (Bloomberg)
Bloomberg’s Markets magazine talks to ESMA Chairman Steven Maijoor on “the biggest overhaul of financial markets in a decade.” Man Behind MiFID Sees Brexit Disorder, Low-Fee Future in Finance (Markets Magazine)
“It would almost be irresponsible if you weren’t thinking about leaving New York.” In Greenwich and Manhattan, Tax-Hike Fears Fuel Talk of Exodus (Bloomberg)
One more sign the cloud is taking over. Stop Using Microsoft Excel (Wall Street Journal)
What does it say about our country if we send Stanford graduates packing? Is Anyone Good Enough for an H-1B Visa? (New York Times Op-Ed)
Mike Bloomberg on the menu: Seven Things to Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving (Bill Moyers)
Fifth in line to the throne, Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle next spring and they plan to live at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in London. Prince Harry to Marry Girlfriend Meghan Markle Next Year (BBC)
Weekend Twitter Madness:
@realDonaldTrump: Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!
@realDonaldTrump: Since the first day I took office, all you hear is the phony Democrat excuse for losing the election, Russia, Russia,Russia. Despite this I have the economy booming and have possibly done more than any 10 month President. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
@realDonaldTrump: .@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!