Jeff Bezos

Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman, CEO, and president of Amazon. Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and raised in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Princeton University in 1986 with degrees in electrical engineering and computer science. He worked on Wall Street in a variety of related fields from 1986 to early 1994.
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  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ditches wedding ring in first post-divorce appearance, may take Lauren Sanchez to Oscars
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    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ditches wedding ring in first post-divorce appearance, may take Lauren Sanchez to Oscars

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos stepped out without his wedding ring for the Living Legends of Aviation Awards this weekend, marking his first public appearance since announcing his divorce from MacKenzie, his wife of 25 years, and his affair with TV personality Lauren Sanchez. Bezos, 55, skipped the red carpet at the event on Friday, Us Weekly reported, but appeared onstage when he was honored with the Kenn Ricci Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award and as well as a new award created in his name, the Jeff Bezos Freedom's Wings Award. Photos from inside the event show Bezos clutching his new trophy without any jewelry adorning his all-important finger. Bezos and MacKenzie announced their impending split

  • Astronauts can attend Amazon's new cutting-edge tech conference for free
    Business Insider

    Astronauts can attend Amazon's new cutting-edge tech conference for free

    Amazon announced Thursday a new conference that's all about artificial intelligence, robots, outer space and other cutting-edge technology. This event is called re:MARS, which stands for "Machine learning, Automation, Robotics and Space." This year's event will take place June 4-7 at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. It was inspired by MARS, which is an exclusive invite-only AI-focused event hosted by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. Now, Amazon is introducing a larger event, open to the paying public, to bring together academics, engineers, roboticists, executives, and more to learn how AI can be used in business. "We're at the beginning of a golden age of AI. Recent advancements have

  • Forget taxing the wealthiest Americans 70% of their income. It's time to tax their net worth.
    Business Insider

    Forget taxing the wealthiest Americans 70% of their income. It's time to tax their net worth.

    Very successful one-company entrepreneurs like Jeff Bezos can go through life without legally ever paying any significant percentage of their gains. This is how pre money valuations work: You are a beginner entrepreneur with an idea to start an online bookstore. You convince VCs to fund you, they invest say $30m and you nothing, but you now own two thirds of the company's shares and you have $30m inside your company. Funded, you start the online bookstore, you thrive, grow like crazy, raise more funds, valuations skyrocket, you go public and two decades later you own, say, 16% of a one trillion dollar company. Until then you barely paid any taxes, nor invested any money, and you are the richest

  • Jeff Bezos slammed by 85 groups for selling facial-recognition tech to the feds
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    Jeff Bezos slammed by 85 groups for selling facial-recognition tech to the feds

    Jeff Bezos just found himself on the receiving end of a sternly worded letter. This one, however, may actually have some bite.  On Jan. 15, a coalition of 85 different organizations including human rights groups, civil liberty organizations, and justice system reform advocates sent the Amazon CEO an open letter demanding that his company stop selling facial-recognition technology to the government.  The tech, dubbed Rekognition by Amazon, has received widespread criticism for false positives and possible racial bias — facts that have so far failed to slow Amazon's efforts to profit off the technology.  SEE ALSO: Ring's 'AI' reportedly involved people in Ukraine watching customer videos The letter

  • Thank You Notes: Jeff Bezos' Divorce, Clam Chowder
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    Thank You Notes: Jeff Bezos' Divorce, Clam Chowder

    Jimmy pens thank you notes to HBO, Netflix and other things.

  • Marriage can be so fragile
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    Marriage can be so fragile

    “Some years ago, a 99-year-old      Italian man filed for divorce of his 96-year-old wife of 77 years. Reason: The wife had an affair over 60 years ago, but the man just stumbled on the evidence, letters she wrote the lover boy. Only God knows why she was still keeping those letters! When he confronted her, she owned up to the affair. Swiftly, the man filed for divorce…. Al Gore's, former US Vice President under Bill Clinton, and his wife, Tipper Gore, separated after 40 years of marriage! In 1998, the 38 years marriage of Frederik Willem de Klerk, the last President of apartheid-era South Africa, to his wife, Marike de Klerk, collapsed due to the former's infidelity. Marriage always reminds

  • Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture resets New Shepard test launch after snag
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    Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture resets New Shepard test launch after snag

    Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, says it plans to launch the 10th uncrewed test flight of its New Shepard suborbital spaceship on Monday, more than a month after a ground infrastructure issue forced a postponement. Liftoff is set for 9 a.m. CT (7 a.m. PT) at Blue Origin’s spaceport and test facility in West Texas. Video coverage will be streamed via the Kent, Wash.-based company’s website. The flight’s main goal is to test the systems on New Shepard in preparation for flying passengers later this year. But even though the crew capsule won’t be… Read More

  • Divorce Attorneys: In-House Counsel Should Stay Out of Executive's Divorce
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    Divorce Attorneys: In-House Counsel Should Stay Out of Executive's Divorce

    Though Jeff Bezos said in a Jan. 8 tweet that he and wife are ending their marriage, it is unclear how their divorce will impact Amazon's day-to-day operations.

  • Asia's richest man to take on Amazon boss Jeff Bezos in India's booming e-commerce sector
    The Telegraph

    Asia's richest man to take on Amazon boss Jeff Bezos in India's booming e-commerce sector

    Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, is set to take on Amazon's Jeff Bezos in India as the billionaire magnate launches his own rival e-commerce venture in the world's second most populous country.

  • Hempstead Councilwoman To Amazon: Ditch NYC, Come To LI
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    Hempstead Councilwoman To Amazon: Ditch NYC, Come To LI

    Hempstead Town Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney blasted Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others who have voiced opposition to Amazon bringing its new headquarters, dubbed HQ2, to Long Island City, and instead suggested the tech giant consider relocating to Hempstead Town. In an open letter to Jeff Bezos, the president and CEO of Amazon, King Sweeney, a Republican and the Majority Leader of the Town Board, said that she fully supports Amazon bringing its HQ2 to New York, and criticized politicians like Ocasio-Cortez for being against the move. "Recent news reports detailing efforts to undercut this deal and characterzing it as 'immoral' are an incredibly disappointing and sad effort by

  • Radar Online

    Newborn Baby Found Dead At Amazon Amid CEO Jeff Bezos' Affair Nightmare

    More heartache amid Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' lurid affair bombshell after a newborn baby was found in a trash can at the company's Phoenix distribution center. Phoenix police say the baby girl was discovered in a woman's restroom and declared dead at the scene. The mother of the newborn is cooperating with investigators. “This is a terribly sad and tragic incident,” Amazon said in a statement, adding that they are working with police to investigate. As RadarOnline.com readers know, billionaire Bezos was busted by the National ENQUIRER cheating on his wife of 25 years with TV host mistress, Lauren Sanchez. The CEO and his wife, MacKenzie released a joint statement on Twitter on January 9 announcing

  • RON HART: Bezos, Trump and crony capitalism
    Northwest Florida Daily News

    RON HART: Bezos, Trump and crony capitalism

    Donald Trump's tweet dubbing Jeff Bezos, Amazon's billionaire founder, “Jeff Bozo” reveals more than the locker room MO of our president. Our country's roots are in England, where people of importance are knighted. In America, we now have our own version of knighthood: a nickname from Donald Trump. Amazon is this little hidden gem you may not have heard of where you can buy things. It's just like eBay except the Amazon stuff doesn't show up at your house smelling like cigarette smoke and moth balls. If you order a battery from Amazon, they find it, ship it on a truck, then a plane, then bubble wrap it in a box the size of a mini-fridge, then put it on another plane and another diesel truck belching

  • Amazon investors are cranking up the pressure on Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial recognition tech to government agencies
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Amazon investors are cranking up the pressure on Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial recognition tech to government agencies

    Amazon shareholders with shares worth $1.32 billion have filed a resolution aimed at stopping the company selling its controversial facial recognition technology to government agencies. The five investors want Amazon's board to investigate the technology and conclude it "does not cause or contribute to actual or potential violations of civil and human rights." It is the first time an investor proposal has been put forward on the Rekognition software, and could be the first of its kind at any US company. Civil liberties organizations, academics, and Amazon employees have all protested against the technology. Amazon shareholders are upping the pressure on CEO Jeff Bezos to stop selling the company's

  • Amazon sets conference on robotics, artificial intelligence
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    Amazon sets conference on robotics, artificial intelligence

    Amazon announced plans Thursday to hold a conference open to the public on robotics, space and artificial intelligence, as well as to discuss future applications of emerging technologies. The re:MARS conference in Las Vegas will include "visionary talks, interactive workshops, technical deep dives, roundtables, hands-on demos, and more," an Amazon statement said. The conference called Machine learning, Automation, Robotics and Space on June 4-7 grew out of a private, invite-only event hosted by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in recent years.

  • Jeff Bezos shares his predictions of future space colonies at gala
    Daily Mail

    Jeff Bezos shares his predictions of future space colonies at gala

    Jeff Bezos had his head in the clouds at his first public appearance since the revelation of his affair with a former Fox anchor, telling an audience of aviators that in the next few hundred years humans will build on the moon and Mars, and live in giant space stations with lakes and rivers. The Amazon founder skipped the red carpet and snuck in a back entrance at the 16th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards in Beverly Hills on Friday night. Though he had a table with nine guests for the event where he received a 'Freedom Wings Award', his helicopter pilot girlfriend Lauren Sanchez was nowhere to be seen. But despite the media storm that broke when he announced his divorce from wife of 25