Bezos launches $10 bn fund to combat climate change

2020-02-18 15:00

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has pledged $10bn to a new fund to tackle climate change but activists have urged the world's richest man to first clean up the e-commerce giant's own lacklustre environmental record.

MacKenzie Bezos gets ready for a R540bn stake in Amazon

2019-07-06 12:59

MacKenzie Bezos will walk away from her marriage to Jeff Bezos with a R540bn stake in technology company Amazon.

WATCH: Jeff Bezos unveils moon lander mockup

2019-05-11 19:59

Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, founder of rocket company Blue Origin, unveiled a mockup of a lunar lander spacecraft and discussed missions to the moon in a strategy tailored to the US government's renewed push.

It can be hard to explain why blackmail is wrong

2019-02-11 06:00

From a legal perspective, blackmail is a funny crime, says Stephen Carter.

Bezos has options if he wants to 'Gawker' the National Enquirer

2019-02-09 15:22

Jeff Bezos may have called American Media’s bluff by exposing its "extortionate proposal" to force him to drop an investigation of its National Enquirer tabloid. But he’s still got plenty more options.

Super-rich Amazon billionaire and wife to split - how will they divide their $137bn fortune?

2019-01-10 08:20

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie are divorcing, ending a 25-year marriage and raising questions about fate of his $137bn fortune.

World's 10 richest each gain at least $1bn as stocks surge

2018-10-17 08:45

It’s a perfect 10. Every one of the world’s 10 richest people added at least $1bn to their fortunes as US stock markets ripped higher, brushing off last week’s malaise.

Jeff Bezos joins megadonors club with $2bn fund to help the homeless

2018-09-13 21:45

The move catapults the world’s richest person into a rarefied group of billionaire megadonors at a time when his company,, faces growing scrutiny over its rising power and impact on the economy.

Bezos's reign as world's richest proves fleeting as Amazon sinks

2017-07-28 08:29

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos surpassed Bill Gates as the world’s richest person on Thursday … at least for a few hours.

The 8 billionaires who own the same wealth as 3.6bn people

2017-01-17 05:31

Here's the list of the eight billionaires with the same wealth as the bottom 50% of the world's population.


IAN MANN REVIEWS: The top 3 principles that built Amazon

2019-12-25 16:31

In July 1994, 30-year old Jeff Bezos left his job on Wall Street to start a little online bookstore called The rest is history, says Ian Mann.

WATCH: Private aerospace company Blue Origin unveils its new moon lander

2019-06-10 12:19

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' private aerospace company Blue Origin has unveiled its new moon lander called the Blue Moon.

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio slams Amazon's 'abuse of corporate power'

2019-02-18 10:53

The world’s biggest online retailer in February abruptly canceled plans to establish a corporate campus in the city’s Queens borough amid a backlash from some residents and politicians over $3bn in financial incentives promised to the company by New York state.

Amazon reconsidering move to New York - report

2019-02-10 12:35

Amazon is rethinking its decision to create an additional headquarters in New York City amid opposition from key political leaders and protests in the community, the Washington Post reported Friday.

WATCH: Amazon CEO accuses Enquirer of blackmail, extortion

2019-02-08 15:47

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he was the target of "extortion and blackmail" by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos.

This is how much money the world's richest people lost this year

2018-12-22 11:08

A year of market turmoil saw the world's richest people - from Jeff Bezos to Mark Zuckerberg - lose a staggering $511bn, or over R7.4trn.

Bezos calls Trumps attacks on media 'dangerous'

2018-09-14 19:21

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post newspaper, warned Thursday that President Donald Trump's attacks on media are dangerous for the country.

WATCH: Amazon workers strike across Europe

2018-07-20 07:20

Thousands of Amazon workers go on strike for better working conditions in many European countries, including Germany, Poland and Spain.

How Bezos's grocery shopping shakes up an $800bn industry

2017-06-19 07:21

In one fell swoop, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has charged into the supermarket business with the $13.7bn acquisition of Whole Foods, shaking up the $800bn grocery sector.

Bezos says he is not cowed by Trump

2016-05-19 10:50

Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos has fired back at Donald Trump, calling the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's barbs at him not "appropriate."

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