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Nvidia’s stock surge makes Jensen Huang’s up to $4.2bn richer

Huang’s 3.5% stake in Nvidia makes up the vast majority of his fortune.

Nvidia chief executive Jensen Huang’s fortune surged on the back of the company’s positive earnings

Nvidia chief executive Jensen Huang’s fortune grew by as much as $4.2 billion after the company’s latest earnings and forecast beat estimates.

The chipmaker’s shares surged as much as 10% in aftermarket trading, boosting Huang’s total fortune to $46.1 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

If that gain can be sustained, Huang is poised to end up among the world’s 25 wealthiest individuals, the index shows.

Huang’s 3.5% stake in Nvidia makes up the ...