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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 »

After Racy Texts Leak, Bezos Launches Investigation

'Strong leads point to political motives'

(Newser) - The world's richest man doesn't know how his racy text messages to Lauren Sanchez ended up in the National Enquirer —but he can afford to hire private investigators to find out. Gavin de Becker, longtime security chief for Jeff Bezos, is leading the privately funded investigation. He... More »

Silicon Valley Investors, This Should Worry You

Op-ed: The Bezos divorce surely won't be the last. Time to disclose pre-nups?

(Newser) - In the wake of the Bezos divorce announcement, two colliding truths should be on the radar of Silicon Valley investors, writes James Stewart in the New York Times . First, the divorce rate in California is about 60%, meaning that the Bezos' split surely won't be the last among the... More »

Divorce News Puts Unusual Spotlight on MacKenzie Bezos

It's not clear what's next for the novelist, who keeps a relatively low profile

(Newser) - She is an award-winning 48-year-old novelist, though better known to the world as the wife of Jeff Bezos. News of the couple's divorce has focused renewed attention on MacKenzie Bezos, who has generally kept a much lower profile than her in-the-public-eye husband. Some highlights from coverage:
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Trump Praises Takedown of 'Jeff Bozo'

He taunts Amazon CEO over divorce

(Newser) - One of the world's most powerful men took to Twitter on Sunday night to taunt the world's richest man about his divorce. President Trump praised the National Enquirer and mocked Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who owns the Washington Post, as "Jeff Bozo" after the Enquirer published a... More »

Trump Has a Message for Jeff Bezos About His Divorce

'I wish him luck,' POTUS says

(Newser) - President Trump is no stranger to divorce, having gone through two himself, and when asked to comment on a high-profile divorce making headlines, he did have something to say to reporters. "Well, I wish him luck," Trump said, per the New York Post , when asked for his reaction... More »

Report: Jeff Bezos Is Dating TV Anchor Lauren Sanchez

They 'grew close' last year, sources say

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos tweeted Wednesday that his divorce from wife MacKenzie Bezos is coming after a "long period of loving exploration and trial separation." It also apparently comes after a period of Jeff Bezos dating former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez. Sources tell Page Six that the Amazon founder became... More »

MacKenzie Bezos, Soon to Be World's Richest Woman?

Maybe, though it's not yet clear how couple's assets will be divided

(Newser) - Could MacKenzie Bezos soon be the richest woman in the world? As Bloomberg explains, it's not yet clear what will happen to the couple's assets when Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie, an author, divorce , but an expert says those assets will likely be divided equally.... More »

Jeff Bezos, Wife Announce Divorce in Touching Statement

'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again'

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are ending their 25-year marriage, the Amazon CEO announced on Twitter Wednesday. "We want to make people aware of a development in our lives. As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have... More »

5 Years After Bezos Prediction, No Amazon Drones

It's not clear if plan will ever become reality

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos boldly predicted five years ago that drones would be carrying Amazon packages to people's doorsteps by now. Amazon customers are still waiting. And it's unclear when, if ever, this particular order by the company's founder and CEO will arrive. Bezos made billions of dollars by... More »

Bezos: 'One Day, Amazon Will Fail,' Go Bankrupt

But it's workers' responsibility to 'delay' that demise as long as possible, CEO said

(Newser) - As Amazon prepares to branch out with new headquarters sites in two cities , some employees are concerned what this expansion, and the company's size overall, could ultimately mean for the retailing giant. Their CEO's words on the matter may not be entirely reassuring. "I predict one day... More »

Amazon's 2 Winning Cities Will Get 25K Jobs Each

They will be in Virginia and NYC, sources say

(Newser) - Disappointment for Dallas, Toronto, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and most of the other cities and regions on Amazon's shortlist : Sources tell the Wall Street Journal and other outlets that the company has picked sites in Northern Virginia and New York City for its "second headquarters." The Journal's sources... More »

News Leaks About Amazon HQ Pick, and an Exec Is Not Happy

Company official disses 'genius' talking about Crystal City, Virginia, as front-runner

(Newser) - The Washington Post thinks it might have figured out where Amazon will locate its second headquarters : Crystal City, Virginia. The locale is in the DC metro area, and the newspaper reports that Amazon and local officials are in "advanced discussions" about the company setting up shop there with an... More »

Jeff Bezos Just Lost $9B

As Dow plunged 832 points

(Newser) - Wednesday's stock market plunge hit Jeff Bezos harder than any other billionaire, USA Today reports. The Amazon founder and CEO lost more than $9 billion during the selloff, which saw the Dow dive 832 points. Of course, Bezos is still doing pretty well for himself; he's still sitting... More »

Vanity Fair Names 2018's 'Disruptors'

Students, CEOs, celebrities are among them

(Newser) - What do Kendrick Lamar, Robert Mueller, and the Parkland students have in common? They all land on Vanity Fair's 2018 "New Establishment" list, a hard-to-define (just check out the magazine's subhead) collection of "disruptors" —fresh faces and familiar ones "up to fresh tricks"—... More »

For First Time in 24 Years, a New No. 1 on Forbes 400

Jeff Bezos unseats Bill Gates

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos recently became the richest person in modern history , and on Wednesday came another milestone for the Amazon founder: For the first time since 1994, Bill Gates has been unseated at the top of the Forbes 400. Bezos is the first new No. 1 in 24 years, with a... More »

Jeff Bezos Is Making a $2B Philanthropic Move

The money will go to help homeless families and establish free preschools

(Newser) - Some 15 months ago, the richest person on Earth asked, via Twitter, for suggestions about how he can share the wealth. On Thursday, Jeff Bezos of Amazon tweeted his plan to commit $2 billion to what he's calling the Bezos Day One Fund, CNBC reports. The money will be... More »

Bernie Just Named a Bill After Jeff Bezos. Bezos Won't Like It

Stop BEZOS Act would push companies like Amazon to pay workers a living wage

(Newser) - There's no more subtlety in Bernie Sanders' row with Amazon, a company he's faulted for poor working conditions and pay. In a specific dig at CEO Jeff Bezos, the independent Vermont senator on Wednesday introduced the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies (Stop BEZOS) Act, which would... More »

Amazon Just Joined Apple in Elite Club

It's the second trillion-dollar company

(Newser) - Less than a month after Apple became the first US company to reach a valuation of $1 trillion, Amazon has become the second. Shares gained 2% to hit a record high of $2,050.27 Tuesday, and with nearly 488 million shares outstanding, that puts the 24-year-old company’s value... More »

Bezos' Parents Invested $245K, Could Be Mindbogglingly Rich

Bloomberg does the very favorable math

(Newser) - Some parents buy extra boxes of Girl Scout cookies to support their kiddos. Jackie and Mike Bezos did just a bit more than that for their son (stepson, in Mike's case), and it has possibly made them billionaires many times over. Bloomberg takes a look at what it says... More »

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