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Look out be­low!

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.

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