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Effort to 'Save Earth' Starts With a $10B Bezos Check

Under pressure, Amazon founder says he'll fund grants for scientists and nonprofits

(Newser) - Saying he wants to "preserve and protect the natural world," Amazon founder Jeff Bezos kicked off the Bezos Earth Fund with an Instagram post Monday. "I'm committing $10 billion to start," he wrote, saying he wants to work with scientists, nonprofits and activists to fight... More »

Jeff Bezos Just Bought LA's Most Expensive Home

Amazon founder paid $165M for Warner estate

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos just bought the most expensive house ever sold in Los Angeles, and he's not going to have to worry about mortgage payments: With an estimated net worth of $131 billion, the Amazon founder could have bought the $165 million mansion almost 800 times over. Bezos has bought... More »

Bezos Hit With Lawsuit From Girlfriend's Brother

Michael Sanchez sues for defamation

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos and girlfriend Lauren Sanchez made it red-carpet official last month, but February brings a new set of headlines tied to their union. It emerged late Sunday that Sanchez's brother, Michael Sanchez, on Friday sued the Amazon founder for defamation. He alleges that Bezos and his security consultant,... More »

UN Experts Want Immediate Probe of Alleged Bezos Hack

Sources say Saudi crown prince sent him infected WhatsApp file

(Newser) - The world's richest man had his phone hacked during what he thought was a friendly chat with Saudi Arabia's crown prince, insiders say, and now UN experts are calling for an "immediate investigation" of the allegations by "the US and other relevant authorities." Sources tell... More »

Bezos Gets an Earful on Brief Visit to India

Government officials and small business blast Amazon and Post

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos' surprise trip to India may not have gone quite the way he expected. He arrived to government criticism of Washington Post coverage, the launching of an antitrust investigation of Amazon, and protests from small-business owners—despite his announcement that his company was investing $1 billion to help neighborhood... More »

Amazon to File for Restraining Order in Microsoft-DOD Deal

Former says latter was only awarded $10B contract after 'behind-the-scenes attacks' from Trump

(Newser) - Amazon has long been suspicious that it lost out to Microsoft on a lucrative $10 billion cloud computing deal with the US military only because of President Trump's intervention, and now Jeff Bezos' behemoth has taken its latest step to stymie the latter from proceeding with that project. CNN... More »

Bezos Donation to Australia Doesn't Land Well

Critics fault him for giving less than others

(Newser) - It's not often a million-dollar donation is called paltry. But such is the case when the person giving it is Jeff Bezos—and when the million is in Australian dollars, making it worth $690,000 American. The controversy started after the Amazon CEO announced the donation on Instagram , reports... More »

Bezos Loses Title as World's Richest Person

Gates goes back on top after Amazon stock falls

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos is taking a fall from his perch as the world's richest person, mostly because Amazon's stock price has fallen. That cut into Bezos' wealth, Bloomberg reports, though not so you'd notice. He's at $107.1 billion at the moment, about $300 million less than... More »

Bill Gates No Longer Planet's 2nd Richest

Bernard Arnault jumps over him

(Newser) - In the seven years that Bloomberg has been putting out its Billionaires Index, Bill Gates has always ranked in the top 2. No more. On Tuesday, Bernard Arnault leaped over him and into the No. 2 spot, with a net worth of $107.6 billion, a slim $200 million over... More »

MacKenzie Bezos Expected to Get Billions This Week

A judge is expected to sign paperwork within the coming days

(Newser) - MacKenzie Bezos will assume a new title this week: world's fourth-richest woman. The Guardian reports this is the week a judge will likely sign the paperwork that will make official the transfer of 4% of Amazon shares to her as part of her divorce settlement with Jeff Bezos. Those... More »

Woman Storms Stage at Jeff Bezos Appearance

Priya Sawhney confronted Amazon chief about chicken farms

(Newser) - A woman was arrested Thursday after approaching Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos and yelling about chicken farms on stage at a conference in Las Vegas, authorities said. Bezos's appearance at Amazon's re:Mars event at the Aria resort was briefly interrupted before the woman was surrounded by... More »

Jeff Bezos Is Spending $80M on Fifth Avenue Condo Spread

He's buying penthouse, two condos directly beneath it: sources

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos is living the high life, according to source who spoke to the Wall Street Journal : The billionaire Amazon founder is about to finalize a deal to purchase three condos at 212 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, they say. Specifically, he's buying the penthouse and the two units directly... More »

MacKenzie Bezos' 'Revealing' Move After Divorce From Jeff

Amazon CEO's ex-wife just signed Giving Pledge, vowing to donate at least half of her wealth

(Newser) - MacKenzie Bezos just opened up her wallet big time, and she's sharing her reason why. "I have a disproportionate amount of money to share," the ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos noted in her letter signing on to the Giving Pledge , a commitment by some of the... More »

Sexual Tweet Is Elon Musk's Reply to Bezos' Lunar Lander

'Oh stop teasing, Jeff'

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos gave a "rambling" intro Thursday to the new moon lander created by his Blue Origin spacecraft company, and one person in particular was paying attention—and poking fun. CNBC reports competitor Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, took to Twitter Thursday night and tweeted out a photo of... More »

Jeff Bezos Unveils New Lunar Lander

'It’s time to go back to the moon, this time to stay'

(Newser) - "This vehicle is going to the moon," the world's richest man declared Monday, unveiling his Blue Origin spacecraft company's Blue Moon lunar lander. Jeff Bezos told space industry execs at a Washington, DC, press conference Thursday that he believes the Trump administration's goal of getting... More »

With Marriage Dissolved, Here's How the Bezoses Split Their Stock

Jeff Bezos keeps 75% of couple's Amazon shares, plus voting control of MacKenzie's

(Newser) - MacKenzie Bezos won't be the world's richest woman after all: She says she and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos have finished dissolving their marriage, and that Jeff will be keeping 75% of the couple's Amazon stock. He'll also retain voting control over his ex's shares, she... More »

Bezos' Security Honcho Finished His Probe. Here's What He Found

Gavin de Becker fingers Saudi Arabia

(Newser) - In a lengthy piece posted to the Daily Beast , Jeff Bezos' investigator, Gavin de Becker, reveals what his investigation into the National Enquirer's publication of a story about Bezos' relationship with Lauren Sanchez turned up: that the Saudis accessed his boss' phone and "gained private information" from it.... More »

Enquirer Paid Mightily for the Bezos Texts: WSJ

American Media boss was outraged by upfront payment, sources say

(Newser) - The brother of Jeff Bezos' girlfriend provided the National Enquirer with racy texts the Amazon founder sent to Lauren Sanchez and was handsomely rewarded for doing so, sources tell the Wall Street Journal. The insiders say David Pecker, CEO of Enquirer parent company American Media Inc. and an associate of... More »

Brother of Bezos Mistress Speaks Out

Michael Sanchez says affair is a 'legendary romance'

(Newser) - Yet another twist in the Bezos-Sanchez saga: Michael Sanchez, brother of Lauren Sanchez, has hinted that he leaked explicit texts between his sister and Jeff Bezos to the National Enquirer—but not explicit photos. He tells Vanity Fair that he did not supply the "d--- pics" the tabloid's... More »

Bezos Always Did the Dinner Dishes. Here's What Changed

'As Amazon’s interest in entertainment grew, Mr. Bezos’ association with celebrity did, too'

(Newser) - "I didn’t realize the Wall Street Journal trafficked in warmed-over drivel from supermarket tabloids." That was how a rep for Amazon responded to the Journal when it requested an interview with CEO Jeff Bezos for what would become a piece titled "Jeff Bezos’ Journey From Private... More »

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