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Jul 20 2021
On Tuesday morning, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos lifted off with three other people from West Texas to travel to the edge of space. They then descended to the ground guided by a parachute.
The flight was a milestone for Bezos, even though it did not enter orbit. Nine days earlier, businessman Richard Branson was aboard Virgin Galactic's inaugural suborbital flight from New Mexico.Reuters New York Times (News) National Review
Jan 22 2020
According to reporting from The Guardian, Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked in May 2018 by Saudi Arabia. Supposedly, a Whatsapp message from Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to Bezos contained a malicious link, which allowed Saudi intelligence to collective sensitive information. The United Nations called for a probe into the matter, saying the allegedThe Guardian BBC News New York Post (News)
May 18 2022
Lowering the price of consumer goods by raising the cost of producing them — President Biden can be, to put it charitably, counterintuitive.
The Biden administration is in an entertaining public spat with what we might as well call the “Bezos administration” (Amazon’s annual revenue exceeds the GDP of most European countries), and, while our faith in the man who publishes the WashingtonNational Review
May 17 2022
Among the many silly, mind-numbing, agenda-pushing exchanges happening on Twitter at any given moment, the one playing out between the President of the United States and the world's second-richest person stands out for both its dullness and its deliberate oversimplification.
If you've been away from Twitter lately, first of all: Good on you. Here's a quick recap of the dispute betweenCNN Business
Apr 26 2022
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos shared a conspiracy that Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter could empower China — just to later admit it was “probably” unfounded.
The Washington Post owner took aim at the only person in the world richer than him soon after Musk called his new $44 billion purchase “the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.”
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Jun 07 2021
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced Monday that he’s going to space on the first crewed flight of the New Shepard, a rocket made by his company Blue Origin.
Bezos ― the richest person in the world with a net worth over $200 billion ― will be joined on the flight by his younger brother, Mark Bezos.
“Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of traveling to space,”HuffPost
Feb 02 2021
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will step down as the company's chief executive officer this summer.
Bezos will become Amazon's executive chairman and remain its biggest shareholder. But he will hand over the CEO reins to Andy Jassy, the head of Amazon's cash cow cloud computing division.
Jassy has been at Amazon for much of its existence as the company grew from an online booksellerNPR (Online News)
May 25 2020
Jeff Bezos may become the world’s first trillionaire. The Amazon founder’s net worth grew by an average of 34 percent over the last five years, and according to a recent analysis, he is on track to reach trillionaire status by 2026.
The nauseating news arrived amid a pandemic that has thrown millions out of work and sent unemployment skyrocketing to rates rivaling those of the GreatJacobin
May 17 2022
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and White House officials traded Twitter blows this week, arguing taxes and inflation, political misdirection, and even the now-infamous Disinformation Governance Board.
It's the latest episode in an increasingly tense relationship between the Biden administration and one of Washington's most well-known part-time residents. Bezos owns the liberal-leaningWashington Examiner
Oct 05 2021
Science fiction will soon become reality, as William Shatner is scheduled to launch on the next crewed spaceflight of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin.
The company plans to fly the Canadian actor, who famously played Capt. Kirk in the original “Star Trek” television series, as one of the passengers on the company’s New Shepard rocket.
The launch is planned for Oct. 12. Blue Origin’s viceCNBC