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 ...

Bezos, hunting for big wins, is comfortable with big fails

Business 04/11/19, 09:40

Amazon's Jeff Bezos challenged other retailers to raise wages and improve benefits for their employees, saying the competition will help everyone.Bezos covered a wide range of topics in his annual letter to shareholders Thursday that was released on Twitter and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ."Today I challenge ...

Amazon’s growing ties to oil industry irks some employees

Tech 04/10/19, 16:06

Amazon is getting cozy with the oil industry — and some employees aren't happy about it.The online shopping giant, which already works with BP and Shell, has been trying to woo more oil and gas companies to use its technology to help them find drillable oil faster, angering workers who ...

Lauren Sanchez files for divorce after Bezos split finalized

Entertainment 04/05/19, 19:18

TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, who is in a relationship with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, filed for divorce the day after Bezos' divorce was finalized.Sanchez and talent agent Patrick Whitesell, her husband of 14 years, both filed divorce papers Friday. They're seeking joint custody of their two kids.The divorce of Bezos ...

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie finalize divorce

Business 04/04/19, 13:08

Amazon says founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has finalized his divorce with wife MacKenzie, giving her a separate stake in the online shopping giant.MacKenzie Bezos will get 4% of Amazon when the divorce is approved, which is expected to happen in about 90 days. Before the separation, Jeff Bezos had ...

Report: National Enquirer paid $200K for private Bezos texts

Business 03/19/19, 00:27

The Wall Street Journal reports that the National Enquirer's publisher paid $200,000 to obtain intimate texts between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his mistress Lauren Sanchez. American Media Inc., the supermarket tabloid's publisher, reportedly paid that sum to Michael Sanchez, Lauren's brother.The Journal's finding, attributed to people familiar with the ...

Billionaire list shows $1T hit from ’18 market meltdown

Business 02/27/19, 01:55

A rich list by wealth compiler Hurun Report shows the market meltdowns in 2018 obliterated $1 trillion in wealth, with more than 212 of China's richest individuals losing their dollar billionaire status. The report, China's version of the Forbes rich list, showed Chinese billionaires still outnumbered those from any other country ...

Amazon’s stormy week will blow over, but the debris may stay

New York 02/15/19, 18:47

It's been a complicated few weeks for Amazon, what with its abrupt pullout from a massive New York City development, extortion claims related to intimate photos taken by its founder Jeff Bezos and increasing antitrust scrutiny in Europe . For now, these events seem unlikely to pose much threat to Amazon's ...

Trump says he wasn’t aware of tabloid’s Bezos investigation

U.S. 02/12/19, 19:56

President Donald Trump says he was unaware the owner of the National Enquirer, American Media Inc., had been investigating Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Trump-friendly tabloid has a history of trying to help him. It acknowledged paying $150,000 to Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal for the rights to her story about an alleged ...

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