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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 »

Report Alleges Brother of Bezos' Mistress Is Leaker

Daily Beast points the finger at Michael Sanchez, brother of Lauren Sanchez

(Newser) - Ever since racy texts between Jeff Bezos and mistress Lauren Sanchez turned up in the National Enquirer, a big unanswered question has been the identity of the leaker. The Daily Beast now quotes multiple sources within Enquirer parent company AMI to point the finger at Michael Sanchez, brother of Bezos'... More »

AMI Lawyer Says Bezos Threat 'Wasn't a Crime'

He says Amazon CEO knows who source was

(Newser) - The National Enquirer committed neither extortion nor blackmail by threatening to publish intimate photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, an attorney for the head of the tabloid's parent company said Sunday. Elkan Abramowitz, an attorney for American Media Inc. chief executive David Pecker, said on Sunday a "reliable... More »

SNL Romps Over Bezos Brouhaha

'What do you think Jeff Bezos’ penis is going to look like?'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live launched its latest episode with the burning question on everyone's mind: "What do you think Jeff Bezos’ penis is going to look like?" In a Cold Open spoof of Meet the Press hosted by Kyle Mooney's Chuck Todd, the New York Times reports that... More »

Saudi Arabia Weighs In on Bezos-AMI 'Soap Opera'

Says it has nothing to do with any of it

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos' stunning blog post accusing American Media Inc. of blackmail made several references to Saudi Arabia, suggesting it might have had a hand in the leak of his texts—and Saudi Arabia has responded by knocking the situation as a "soap opera" that it has nothing to do... More »

Amazon's New HQ in NYC? Uh, About That.

Mega-retailer reconsiders amid political power-shift

(Newser) - The world's most valuable public company may not bring 25,000 new jobs to New York City after all, the Washington Post reports. Amazon.com—which chose to split its upcoming second headquarters between New York and Arlington, Virginia, after a highly publicized yearlong search—is said to be... More »

Bezos' Blackmail Claims Get a Response From AMI

And more on the Amazon founder's allegations of blackmail

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos was made an offer he couldn't refuse and refused it, very publicly, on Thursday, by way of a Medium blog post that outlined National Enquirer parent company American Media Inc.'s (AMI) alleged attempt to blackmail him with sexual photos. AMI responded Friday morning with a... More »

Jeff Bezos Accuses Owner of Enquirer of Extortion

He says David Pecker's American Media is threatening him over photos and texts

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos has just put up a remarkable blog post on Medium in which he accuses the publisher of the National Enquirer of "extortion and blackmail." The Amazon CEO says that instead of giving in, he's going public with the threats—even publishing the letters sent to... More »

A Trump Foe Has Profited the Most Since Election

Jeff Bezos leads the way in growth of money among billionaires

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos and President Trump don't like each other much. (The president even refers to him as "Jeff Bozo .") But Bloomberg has done an unusual tabulation that suggests the two have common ground on the subject of money. Specifically, nobody on the planet has made more... More »

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