| Jeff Bezos |
|Born||Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen|
12 January 1964
Albuquerque, New Mexico
|Alma mater||Princeton University|
|Member of||Business Roundtable, WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1998|
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.
Bezos has attended 2 Bilderberg meetings. In 2013, he bought the influential newspaper Washington Post for $250 million.
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."
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.
Donating to Australian Bushfire Relief
In January 2020, Bezos promised USD $690,000 ($1 million AUD) "in provisions and services", as assistance to wildfire recovery after Australia’s devastating bushfires., to gushing media coverage. Critics soon pointed out that the sum was less than he made every 5 minutes in 2018.
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/2011||9 June 2011||12 June 2011||Switzerland|
|59th meeting, in Switzerland, 129 guests|
|Bilderberg/2013||6 June 2013||9 June 2013||Watford|
|The 2013 Bilderberg group meeting.|
- ↑ https://www.sbs.com.au/news/amazon-founder-buys-washington-post
- ↑ https://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-bezos-interview-axel-springer-ceo-amazon-trump-blue-origin-family-regulation-washington-post-2018-4
- ↑ https://countercurrents.org/2020/04/jeff-bezos-philanthropy-and-exploited-amazon-workers/
- ↑ https://7news.com.au/news/bushfires/amazon-founder-jeff-bezos-pledges-1-million-to-bushfire-relief-c-644913
- ↑ https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/1/14/21064244/amazon-bezos-wildfires-donation-backlash
- ↑ https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/amazon-joins-growing-list-of-companies-worldwide-donating-to-the-bushfire-efforts/news-story/c44708e658d0d80e88c7d3c2981b6b07
- ↑ https://www.businessinsider.com/amazons-australia-fires-donation-backlash-jeff-bezos-2020-1
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