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Jeff Bezos’ Space Startup to Supply Engines for Boeing-Lockheed Rocket Venture

September 28, 2018 |

Blue Origin, the space-transportation company run by Jeff Bezos, has won a contract to provide engines for a potential rival’s next-generation rocket, further roiling a tumultuous industry and vaulting Mr. Bezos into the lucrative market for Pentagon satellite launches.
WSJ.com: US Business

Jeff Bezos says he will invest $1 billion next year in Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket program

September 20, 2018 |

Jeff Bezos will invest “just over $ 1 billion” next year in Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket program, and the company will fly people to space “this coming year,” the Amazon.com Inc. chief executive said Wednesday.

Speaking during a keynote address at the Air Force Assn.’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference…


L.A. Times – Business

Leadership and Life Lessons from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

September 15, 2018 |

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos tries never to schedule a meeting before 10 a.m. and likes to make a small number of high-quality decisions daily.
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos launches $2-billion fund to help homeless families and create preschools

September 14, 2018 |

Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, are launching a $ 2-billion fund to help homeless families and create a network of nonprofit preschools in low-income communities.

The move catapults the world’s richest person into a rarefied group of billionaire mega-donors at a time when his company,…


L.A. Times – Business

Jeff Bezos Is Making a $2B Philanthropic Move

September 14, 2018 |

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 divided…
Newser

Jeff Bezos Gives $10 Million to Super PAC to Elect Veterans

September 5, 2018 |

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife are making their first major foray into politics with a $ 10 million contribution to a super PAC that aims to elect military veterans from both parties to Congress.
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A hidden Amazon fortune: Bezos’ parents may be worth billions

August 1, 2018 |

It may be the most successful venture investment of all time.

In 1995, Jackie and Mike Bezos plowed $ 245,573 into their son’s fledgling e-commerce website, according to a prospectus two years later. It was a big gamble, Mike Bezos, the stepfather of Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos, recalled…


L.A. Times – Business

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

July 31, 2018 |

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 “may…
Newser

Jeff Bezos becomes the richest person in modern history, topping $150 billion

July 16, 2018 |

Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history.

The Amazon.com Inc. founder’s net worth broke $ 150 billion Monday morning, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. That’s about $ 55 billion more than Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, the world’s second-richest person.

Bezos, 54, has…


L.A. Times – Business

Jeff Bezos: ‘We Must Go Back to the Moon, and This Time to Stay’

May 28, 2018 |

Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos vowed to use his rocket startup to develop robotic rovers and perhaps human habitats on the moon’s surface, even if such projects fail to win financial support from the U.S. government.
WSJ.com: US Business