Richard Branson launches in Virgin Galactic rocket to promote space tourist

U.S. 07/12/21, 21:25

Richard Branson and five others were launched more than 50 miles above the Earth in his own rocket on Sunday to promote Virgin Galactic, which has already secured over 600 bookings for its space tourism flights, with tickets starting at $250,000 each. After rival billionaire Jeff Bezos had revealed on July 20 ...

Jeff Bezos loses world’s richest person title to Bill Gates

Business 10/25/19, 14:13

While facing threats from President Donald Trump to cancel federal agencies from subscribing The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos is also dealing with an Amazon stock plunge, which costs him the world’s richest man title. Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, saw his net worth fall by $5.9 billion to about $106.3 ...

Woman facing felony charges in Jeff Bezos protest in Vegas

U.S. 06/07/19, 13:43

Authorities in Las Vegas are filing felony charges against a 30-year-old California woman who was arrested after approaching Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos on a conference stage while yelling about chicken farms.Court filings showed that Priya Sawhney is due before a judge Friday on false identification and burglary counts ...

Update: Protester arrested at Jeff Bezos Amazon event

U.S. 06/06/19, 18:39

The Latest on the arrest of a protester who approached Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos on stage at a conference in Las Vegas (all times local): 4:35 p.m. A woman was arrested after approaching Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos and yelling about chicken farms on stage at a conference in ...

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos interrupted by protester on Vegas stage

U.S. 06/06/19, 15:22

An on-stage talk by Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos in Las Vegas was briefly interrupted Thursday by a protester who rushed on stage and yelled about chicken farms.Bezos was attending Amazon's re:Mars conference at the Aria resort.He was explaining Amazon plans to send satellites into space when the woman ...

MacKenzie Bezos pledges half her fortune to charity

Business 05/28/19, 11:15

MacKenzie Bezos, who finalized her divorce from Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos earlier this year, is pledging to give away half her fortune to charity. The novelist said Tuesday that she signed The Giving Pledge, a campaign to get the ultra-wealthy to pledge at least half their fortune to charitable ...

Amazon’s Bezos says he’ll send a spaceship to the moon

Science 05/09/19, 16:06

Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos says he's going to send a spaceship to the moon, joining a resurgence of lunar interest half a century after people first set foot there.Bezos says his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house, capable of carrying four ...

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