Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos climbed Amazon's spheres, a group of three cylindrical glass-enclosed structures at the company's headquarters in Seattle. The billionaire founder of Amazon posted a photo of himself to Instagram standing at the top of one of the spheres while wearing climbing gear and an Amazon-branded hard hat. “Huge thank you to Prime members everywhere and to the incredible Amazonians who made Prime Day work,” he wrote in a caption accompanying the photo. Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos apparently celebrated the close of Prime Day on Tuesday by standing on top of the Amazon spheres, a group of three giant glass-enclosed structures at the company's
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said he benefited from existing systems when he started Amazon, and now he wants his private space company, Blue Origin, to cut the “price of admission” to space for future startups.
Here's where the top tech execs are pouring millions — and, in one instance, billions — into charity, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual list of America's most generous donors. Each year, The Chronicle of Philanthropy releases their Philanthropy 50 list of America's most generous donors, in addition to routinely updating their database of $1 million+ publicized gifts. Joining financiers in the top echelons are the tech giants of Silicon Valley, including Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg. “Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs give at a higher level than Hollywood people do. People tend to think of people in Hollywood as some of the wealthiest in the country, but it's not the same level
Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos owns a 12% stake in Amazon worth about $114.8 billion following his divorce from his ex-wife, MacKenzie. But despite his wealth, a younger Bezos in 1999 still drove a 1996 Honda Accord, two years after the retailer went public. When asked about his vehicle of choice in a 1999 episode of "60 Minutes," Bezos said, "This is a perfectly good car." The MSRP in 1996 was $17,890. Source: Markets Insider, Bloomberg, NADA Guides
When Amazon's owner and the world's richest person, Jeff Bezos, recently bought an $80 million triplex penthouse in New York City it didn't set a record. In a city that boasts some of the most extravagantly expensive real estate and is home to the highest concentration of billionaires in the world, Bezos has competition. The record for priciest penthouse is still held by Ken Griffith, founder and CEO of the hedge fund Citadel, whose $238 million property is the most expensive in the US. In a city where there are close to 62,000 homeless people—including 14,826 homeless families with 21,709 homeless children, and where 44 percent of the population pays more than a third of their income in rent—these residences sit empty much of the time.
Caption Close LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer says a plea deal may be in the works for an animal welfare activist from California who was arrested after approaching Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on a conference stage in Las Vegas. Attorney David Chesnoff told a judge on Monday he's talking with prosecutors about reducing a felony false identification charge against 30-year-old Priya Sawhney of Berkley, California. Court records show prosecutors have dropped a burglary charge stemming from Sawhney's June 6 arrest. Sawhney wasn't in court. The judge rescheduled her appearance for July 22. Video showed Sawhney on stage yelling about chicken farms during Bezos' appearance at an Amazon event at the
Jeff Bezos celebrated finalising his divorce by taking his new girlfriend Lauren Sánchez to Wimbledon to watch the men's final from the royal box. The Amazon founder is no stranger to the tennis court, although being the world's richest man (even after handing $38.3 billion to his ex-wife, MacKenzie) means his opponents are no ordinary Joe Schmoes. He once teamed up with Pete Sampras at a charity bash to take on Bill Gates and Andre Agassi, and has had a knock with Anna Kournikova, the glamorous Russian former world No 8. Thoroughly modern mint It sounds like heresy, but the Royal Mint, purveyor of coins for more than a thousand years, has been producing cryptocurrency. Temtem, a new digital
Jeff Bezos announces Blue Moon, a lunar landing vehicle for the Moon, during a Blue Origin event in Washington, DC, May 9, 2019. Amazon is looking to expand its empire and Morgan Stanley believes Jeff Bezos' ambitious satellite internet plan may become one of its most lucrative businesses. Called Project Kuiper, Amazon aims to launch a network of 3,236 small satellites to create an interconnected network that beams high-speed internet to anywhere on Earth. While Amazon has yet to outline a timeline or cost for Project Kuiper, in a note on Monday to investors, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas highlighted the network's potential. Jonas said Project Kuiper represents as much as a "$100 billion
SALT LAKE CITY — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos apparently binge-watched “Stranger Things” in one day. Hashtag relatable. Bezos posted a photo on Instagram that revealed he binged the entire third season in one day with his children and some of their friends. “Binged Stranger Things Season 3 yesterday with my kids and a few of their friends. God, Eggos are good, and the show was even better. Awesome season,” he wrote in the photo caption. Relatable: Bezos wasn't the only American who binge-watched “Stranger Things 3” so quickly. New numbers from Nielsen reported that 26.4 million U.S. viewers watched the show in its opening weekend, according to USA Today. Numbers: The numbers revealed that 824,000 U.S.
Jeff Bezos said in an interview on Monday that the US Postal Service was crucial to getting Amazon off the ground, as it provided the infrastructure that enabled the business to thrive. Bezos now wants to create a similar infrastructure for space travel. "It takes hundreds of millions of dollars to…
Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is no stranger to success. He’s won four championships, multiple MVP awards and 15 all-star game selections during his 19-year basketball career, earning him a place in the NBA hall of fame. Shaq has scored big in business since retiring.