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Amazon’s Bezos becomes richest man in modern history, with wealth topping $150bn

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now worth more than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Google co-founder Larry Page combined. His net worth hit $ 150 billion for the first time. Shares of Amazon.com have risen for eight straight days and gained $ 9.46, or 0.5 percent, on Monday, when the online retailer kicked off its annual global shopping sales event, ...

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Back to earth, Bezos! Amazon chief under fire for space travel plans as workers struggle

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is facing criticism for plans to spend billions on space travel as his workers sleep in tents to save money and pee in bottles to avoid missing their daily work targets. Bezos, the world’s richest man, recently told Business Insider that the “only way” he sees how he can spend so much money is by converting ...

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#StopNRAmazon: Gun control activists target Bezos platform for streaming NRATV

Twitter users are targeting Amazon Fire TV for continuing to stream NRATV following the Florida high school shooting. Users deployed the hashtag “#StopNRAmazon” to appeal to Amazon owner Jeff Bezos to stop carrying the channel. NRATV promotes the National Rifle Association’s message and often lambastes the mainstream media for their “anti-freedom” rhetoric. Describing it as “gun industry funded misinformation,” some ...

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Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to fund college scholarships for Dreamers

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are donating $ 33 million in the form of a scholarship grant to help 1,000 undocumented immigrant high school graduates with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status attend college. The Bezos grant comes through TheDream.US, a scholarship fund for Dreamers. The organization, which is less than four years old, says this is ...

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Richest man in history: Amazon’s Bezos earns more in 5 days than most could in 5 lifetimes

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 12:12 Edited time: 10 Jan, 2018 12:12 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has become the wealthiest person in history and the first to outrank Microsoft’s Bill Gates on the rich list, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Gates was the only one to have made 13-figure fortune. Bezos’ net fortune amounted to $ 106 billion on ...

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Black Friday pushes Jeff Bezos’ net worth to $100 billion

Being the richest man in the world wasn’t enough. After Amazon shares climbed on Black Friday, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos saw his net worth rise to $ 100.3 billion, according to Bloomberg estimates. Amazon’s stock has soared this year and Bezos has benefited to the tune of $ 32.6 billion. Yes, that’s the amount he has earned in 2017 ...

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Black Friday sales push Jeff Bezos’ net worth over $100bn

Published time: 25 Nov, 2017 14:16 Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has become the world’s richest person after soaring Black Friday sales and a banner year for his company. Bezos has once again knocked Bill Gates off the top spot. Online sales on Black Friday were up 18.4 percent year-on-year, and Amazon alone may have accounted for half of all online ...

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‘Moral crisis’: Gates, Buffett & Bezos richer than poorest half of America combined

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 09:25 The three richest people in the United States – Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett – have a total wealth that exceeds the savings of America’s poorest 160 million, a new study shows. The three billionaires are sitting on a combined $ 248.5 billion fortune, which outstrips the combined net worth of an ...

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Jeff Bezos’ guide to life

Here are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ tips about inspiration, work-life balance, and how to be an inventor. Oh, and how it felt getting doused with champagne at his rocket landing. The world’s richest person displayed an unprecedented level of candor during an interview at invite-only getaway Summit Series in Los Angeles this weekend. Why did Jeff get so vulnerable? Because ...

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Jeff Bezos net worth: How much is the Amazon founder worth?

A 1.6 per cent boost in Amazon’s shares today pushed Mr Bezos’s net worth ahead of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, according to Forbes.  The shift marks the first time Mr Gates has been surpassed on the rich list since Zara owner Amancio Ortega claimed the title for two days last year.   Mr Bezos, who owns 17 per cent of ...

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