Jeff Bezos

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(billionaire, businessman)
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BornJeffrey Preston Jorgensen
12 January 1964
Albuquerque, New Mexico
NationalityUSA
Alma materPrinceton University
Children4
SpouseMacKenzie Tuttle
Founder/Owner ofAmazon
Member ofBusiness Roundtable
World's richest man. Founded Amazon

Jeff Bezos founded the online shopping website, Amazon.com. He was already the world's richest man before the COVID-19 Panic, which saw his wealth increase rapidly.

Connections

Bezos has attended 2 Bilderberg meetings. In 2013, he bought the influential newspaper Washington Post for $250 million[1].

Money into Space

In a 2018 interview with Mathias Döpfner, Bezos stated "The only way that I can see to deploy this much financial resource is by converting my Amazon winnings into space travel. That is basically it. Blue Origin is expensive enough to be able to use that fortune."[2]

This lack of imagination in how to use his money comes from an owner of a company known for exploitative and low wage working conditions for its employees.[3]

Donating to Australian Bushfire Relief

In January 2020, Bezos promised USD $690,000 ($1 million AUD) "in provisions and services"[4], as assistance to wildfire recovery after Australia’s devastating bushfires.[5], to gushing media coverage[6]. Critics soon pointed out that the sum was less than he made every 5 minutes in 2018[7].


 

Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Bilderberg/20119 June 201112 June 2011Switzerland
Hotel Suvretta
St. Moritz
Bilderberg/20136 June 20139 June 2013Watford
UK
The 2013 Bilderberg group meeting.


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