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may 1999 to may 2000 was a stock-market roller-coaster ride, as tech shares surged and then plummeted. the fortune of Japanese billionaire masayoshi son (below) rose 12-fold to $68.5 billion from may 1999 to the following February, then dropped to $21.8 billion three months later. bill gates’ wealth spiked from $61.3 billion to $92.5 billion, then back to $51.4 billion, over the same period.