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American entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, Inc.

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Jeff Bezos: American entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, Inc.
Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American industrialist, media proprietor, and investor. He is best known as the founder, CEO, and president of the online retail company Amazon. The first centi-billionaire on the Forbes wealth index, Bezos has been the world's richest person since 2017 and was named the "richest man in modern history" after his net worth increased to $150 billion in July 2018. In September 2018, Forbes described him as "far richer than anyone else on the planet" as he added $1.8 billion to his net worth when Amazon became the second company in history to reach a market cap of $1 trillion.

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Jeff Bezos could become the world’s first Trillionaire [Video]

Jeff Bezos could become the world’s first Trillionaire

An old report by Comparisun recently resurfaced online, detailing the wealth of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

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Jeff Bezos On Track To Become Trillionaire [Video]

Jeff Bezos On Track To Become Trillionaire

Reuters Jeff Bezos could become the world's first trillionaire by 2026 if his wealth continues growing at the 34% rate it has in recent years, according to an analysis from Comparisun. That's before..

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Apple, Amazon shares dip after earnings reports [Video]

Apple, Amazon shares dip after earnings reports

U.S. stock market leaders Apple Inc and Amazon.com reported results after the S&P 500 closed out its best month since January 1987, driven by expectations the economy will soon start recovering from..

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Wall Street caps best month in decades with a sell-off [Video]

Wall Street caps best month in decades with a sell-off

U.S. stocks lost ground on Thursday as grim economic data and mixed earnings prompted investors to take profits at the close of the S&P 500's best month in 33 years, a remarkable run driven by..

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Jeff Bezos Is Now The Richest Person In The World [Video]

Jeff Bezos Is Now The Richest Person In The World

According to Business Insider, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' net worth increased so much during 2020 that he is now the richest person in the world. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index reports that Bezos is now..

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Amazon Warehouse Workers Will Protest Conditions At Work [Video]

Amazon Warehouse Workers Will Protest Conditions At Work

Hundreds of U.S. Amazon workers will protest how Amazon handled the coronavirus pandemic. According to worker rights group United for Respect, more than 300 workers will call in sick. United for..

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Enough Already? Amazon Drops Prime Day, Coupons To Ease Load On Workers [Video]

Enough Already? Amazon Drops Prime Day, Coupons To Ease Load On Workers

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has personally amassed $24 billion during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. And according to Gizmodo, that seems to be more than enough for the online behemoth...

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Amazon May Test All Employees [Video]

Amazon May Test All Employees

Amazon has taken fire for how it is treating essential employees during this coronavirus pandemic. Amazon cofounder and CEO Jeff Bezos addressed the issue in his annual letter to shareholders, released..

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Probe cannot rule out W. House influence on Microsoft contract [Video]

Probe cannot rule out W. House influence on Microsoft contract

The Pentagon's inspector general on Wednesday said it could not determine whether the White House influenced the award of a $10 billion contract to Microsoft Corp over Amazon, after several officials..

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Coronavirus: Amazon boss Jeff Bezos adds $24bn to fortune

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U.S. senators question Amazon on coronavirus safety at warehouses

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Jeff Bezos Earth Fund: How can $10bn fight climate change?

Jeff Bezos has pledged $10bn (£7.7bn) to fight climate change - but how should the money be spent?
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Amazon's Bezos pledges $10 billion to climate change fight

Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos will commit $10 billion to fund scientists, activists, nonprofits and other groups fighting to protect the environment and counter the effects of climate..
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Jeff Bezos: World's richest man pledges $10bn to fight climate change

The Amazon boss and world's richest man gives 8% of his fortune to fight the planet's "biggest threat".
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Bezos buys Warner Estate in Beverly Hills for record $165 million

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Dissident takes claim he was hacked by Saudi Arabia to court

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U.N. says officials barred from using WhatsApp since June 2019 over security

United Nations officials do not use WhatsApp to communicate because "it's not supported as a secure mechanism," a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday, after U.N. experts accused Saudi Arabia of using the..
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White House says it takes reports of Amazon chief Bezos' phone hack seriously

The White House on Thursday said it is taking reports about the hacking of Amazon chief and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos' phone seriously, after reports raised questions about the possible..
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CEOs should still do work with Saudi Arabia despite report: Mnuchin

American business executives should still do business with Saudi Arabia, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday after a report on the kingdom's possible involvement in the hacking of..
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U.N. experts demand probe into alleged Saudi hack of Amazon boss Bezos

U.N. experts have demanded an immediate investigation by U.S. and other authorities into allegations that Saudi Arabia's crown prince was involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.
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Jeff Bezos hack: UN experts demand probe of Saudi crown prince

The call comes after reports Mohammed bin Salman's phone was used to hack Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.
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Saudi prince may have been involved in Bezos phone hacking: U.N. experts

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have been involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon's billionaire boss Jeff Bezos, United Nations experts said on Wednesday.
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Saudi prince helped hack Amazon boss Bezos' phone? Absurd, says minister

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister dismissed allegations that the crown prince may have been involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos as "absurd" on Wednesday, seeking to head off a..
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Saudi foreign minister calls claim that Crown Prince hacked Bezos phone 'absurd'

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Saudi involved in hacking of Amazon boss Bezos' phone, U.N. report will say

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Jeff Bezos hack: Saudi Arabia calls claim ‘absurd’

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Saudi dismisses reports it is behind hacking of Amazon boss Bezos' phone

Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday that a media report that the Kingdom is behind the hacking of Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos' phone was "absurd."
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Under fire in India, Amazon offers small business owners $1 billion olive branch

Amazon.com Inc CEO Jeff Bezos said his company will invest $1 billion to bring small businesses online in India, reaching out to some of his fiercest critics in a goodwill visit that saw him donning..
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Amazon in India: Jeff Bezos announces $1bn Indian investment

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Amazon boss Bezos to face protests from traders during India trip

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U.S. watchdog backs Bezos' protest over key Pentagon launch program

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Amazon founder Bezos' divorce final with $38 billion settlement: report

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Amazon, after big hire, experimenting with sports media strategy: interview

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