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Jeff Bezos just traveled to the edge of space. Here are 13 things you probably didn't know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos launched 62 miles above Earth aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Tuesday. You might not know that Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997. Paul Souders/Getty Images ...
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Jeff Bezos launches to the edge of space today. Here are 13 things you probably didn't know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos will launch to space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket at 9 a.m. ET. You might not know that Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997. Paul Souders/Getty Images Accord...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Jay Leno, Washington, Life, Wall Street, New York City, Trends, Cnn, Features, Getty Images, Billionaires, Holland, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Fast Company


What Queen Elizabeth's relationship was like with every US president, from Truman to Trump

Queen Elizabeth II, pictured on a visit to Hull last month. Getty Images President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will meet Queen Elizabeth II on their visit to the UK. Since 1951, the Queen has met with 11 US presidents and helped facilitate diplomatic relations. Here's what the queen's relationships and meetings with US presidents have been like. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are set to meet Queen Elizab...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, News, Washington Post, Washington, France, Life, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden


Meet billionaire investor Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of the late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs who spends much of her $21 billion on charity and says her kids won't inherit the fortune

Laurene Powell Jobs. Steve Jennings/Getty Images Laurene Powell Jobs more than the widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. She's also a powerful impact investor and philanthropist with a net worth of $21.7 billion. Powell Jobs hosts elaborate Halloween shows at her Silicon Valley home and owns a $110 million yacht. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Laurene Powell Jobs is much more than just Steve Jobs' widow. The 57-year-old billionaire is a formidable presence i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Florida, Education, California, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, Finance, Stanford, Disney, US, Careers, San Francisco, Trends


7 maps and charts that show what could happen if Roe v. Wade fell

In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017 file photo, demonstrators participate in a rally for Planned Parenthood at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Associated Press The Supreme Court is hearing a big abortion case from Mississippi that could jeopardize Roe v. Wade. The court will rule on the constitutionality of abortion prohibitions before fetal viability. These seven maps and charts show the state of abortion in the US and what could happen if Roe fell. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Health, Politics, Texas, Science, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Life, US, Alabama, America, Trends, Cnn, Features, Missouri


From a yacht so big it has its own support boat to floating helipads and basketball courts, here are the luxury boats owned by some of the wealthiest people in tech

Katherine Taylor/Reuters Many billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson enjoy spending their time on massive luxurious yachts. The boats are decked out with amenities that many Americans can only dream of. Here are some of the billionaires in tech who own private yachts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Billionaires are often known for their luxurious lifestyles and high profile gadgets.Some billionaires, like Elon Musk and Bill Gates, buy private planes to take con...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Toys, Elon Musk, News, Microsoft, Entertainment, Steve Jobs, Life, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Cnn, Features


Inside the life of Bill Gates' daughter Jennifer, an elite equestrian who stands to inherit 'a minuscule portion' of her father's $130 billion fortune

An accomplished equestrian, Jennifer Gates will reportedly receive a "minuscule portion" of her father's wealth. Richard Shotwell/AP Images Jennifer Gates, 24, is the eldest child of the philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates. Gates is set to receive a "minuscule portion" of her father's wealth. Here's what the life of the billionaire Microsoft cofounder's eldest daughter is like. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jennifer Gates, 25, is the eldest daughte...
Tags: New York Post, Kids, Microsoft, Life, Trends, Cnn, Features, Bill Gates, The Daily Mail, Bill, Seattle, Michael Bloomberg, Steven Spielberg, Gates, Cnbc, Stanford University


"It is not licit to impart a blessing on relationships or partnerships, even stable, that involve sexual activity outside of marriage, as is the case of the unions between persons of the same sex."

Said the Vatican, quoted in "Vatican says it will not bless same-sex unions, calling them a 'sin'" (CNN).The statement says that gays and lesbians, as individuals, may receive a blessing if they live according to Church teaching. But blessing same-sex unions, the Vatican said, would send a sign that the Catholic Church approves and encourages "a choice and a way of life that cannot be recognized as objectively ordered to the revealed plans of God."... The Vatican provided the assurance that "the...
Tags: Same-sex Marriage, Law, Sex, Cnn, Vatican, Catholic Church, Sin, The Pope, Ann Althouse


Tyler Perry is officially a billionaire - take a look at how the Hollywood mogul makes and spends his fortune

Tyler Perry poses for a portrait in New York in 2017. Associated Press Tyler Perry gave Meghan Markle and Prince Harry a home and security detail in Los Angeles. The billionaire is a Hollywood heavy-hitter, thanks to his Madea franchise and Tyler Perry Studios. Take a look at how he makes and spends his money. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tyler Perry has an estimated net worth of $1 billion. He joined the seven-figure ranks of Oprah Winfrey, George Lucas, Joh...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Entertainment, Lionsgate, Life, White House, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Atlanta, Cnn, Features, Wyoming, Today, Beverly Hills, Prince Harry


The Cult Of Overwork

60-hour workweeks kill people. That seems bad and we should probably stop it. In these videos I explain how we get back to or even below 40 hours of work a week. References from the videos CNN’s article on “The Secrets Of Greatness. Jack Ma and the 996 Rule. Working hours in different countries. The first org chart. The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure, by Juliet B. Schor. The Industrial Revolution In Manchester. Rutger Bregmann: Utopia For Realists. . HBR: Long Hours...
Tags: Leadership, US, Careers, Cnn, Manchester, Union, Jack Ma, Malcolm Gladwell, Happy At Work, Yvon Chouinard, Overwork, John Pencavel, Rutger Bregmann, Henrik Rosendahl, Benjamin Hunnicutt


Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon CEO. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.56 trillion company and became the world's richest person.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. David Ryder/Getty Images After 27 years, Jeff Bezos announced he is stepping down as CEO of Amazon on Tuesday. Bezos launched Amazon in 1995. The company has since grown to one of the most valuable, powerful companies on the planet with a market value of $1.56 trillion.  Bezos has gone from a New York hedge-funder to the richest man in the world, but in the process, he's weathered a high-profile divorce and hacking scandal, faced antitrust scrutiny from l...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Germany, India, New York City, US, America


13 things you probably didn't know about Jeff Bezos

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who turns 57 on January 12, was born in New Mexico to a teenage mother and father.  Even at a young age, he showed a knack for engineering and inventing. You might not know that Bezos almost named his wildly successful company "Cadabra." In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jeff Bezos is known as ...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Texas, Jay Leno, Washington, Life, Wall Street, New York City, US, Trends, Cnn, Features, Ted Cruz, Billionaires, Holland, New Mexico


Jeff Bezos just turned 57. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.56 trillion company and became the world's richest person.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. David Ryder/Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is turning 57 on Tuesday. Bezos launched Amazon in 1995. The company has since grown to one of the most valuable, powerful companies on the planet with a market value of $1.56 trillion.  Bezos has gone from a New York hedge-funder to the richest man in the world, but in the process, he's weathered a high-profile divorce and hacking scandal, faced antitrust scrutiny from lawmakers, and everything in between.  ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Germany, India, New York City, US, America


How the the 25th Amendment works to remove a sitting president

Then-President-elect Donald Trump stands with Vice President-elect Mike Pence at a news conference at Trump Tower on January 11, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The 25th Amendment formally outlines the transition of power if the president is unable or unfit to serve. Section IV also allows the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet to remove the president from office. Americans have been particularly interested in the amendment since President Donald Trump took off...
Tags: Google, Politics, News, Law, Congress, Life, Senate, White House, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Commerce, Tennessee, New York Times, House Of Representatives, Treasury


Nancy Pelosi was just re-elected as House Speaker - here's how she went from San Francisco housewife to the most powerful woman in US politics

A 20-year-old Nancy Pelosi and John F. Kennedy. Pelosi Facebook Nancy Pelosi was re-elected to serve as House Speaker on January 3, 2021, the only woman to hold the position.Since first running for office at age 47, Pelosi has managed to become the most powerful woman in Washington. It's been a long road, but with impressive fundraising skills and a political sixth sense, Pelosi has managed to break gender barriers and break her way into the notorious old boys' club on Capitol Hill.Here's h...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Congress, California, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Defense, Israel, Women, US, Careers, America, San Francisco


The life of Donald Trump Jr., who once lived out of a truck, didn't speak to his father for a year, and spent 2020 campaigning with his girlfriend

Donald Trump Jr., 42, is President Donald Trump's eldest child. Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post / Getty Donald Trump Jr., eldest son of President Donald Trump, is an executive vice president of the Trump Organization. The 43-year-old, who has five children, has lived the majority of his life in the shadow of his father and younger sister Ivanka, but since his dad became president, his outspoken, anti-political-correct stance has come into its own. While Ivanka and his father...
Tags: Facebook, New York Post, Florida, Politics, Usa, New York, London, News, Abc, Washington Post, Washington, Life, White House, Russia, New York City, America


China university soccer game cancelled because players had dyed hair

A women's soccer game between China's Fuzhou University and Jimei University was cancelled on Saturday because players on both times apparently had dyed hair, verboten according to game regulations. From CNN: The issue kicked off a frantic dash from coaching staff to secure black hair dye from nearby salons. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Fashion, News, China, Cnn, Soccer, Sportsball, Fuzhou University, Jimei University


How Rudy Giuliani went from a respected federal prosecutor and beloved NYC mayor to Trump's bag man

Rudy Giuliani. J Pat Carter/AP Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's attorney, has been at the forefront of the administration's response to several controversies and legal issues. Giuliani was once the widely hailed mayor of America's largest city who lead the country through national tragedy. Recently, Giuliani became a key player in Trump's impeachment inquiry, found himself under federal investigation, and has represented the Trump campaign's unsubstantiated efforts to overturn the r...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, News, Nbc, Washington, Life, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, Features, House


How Joe Biden went from being a kid from Scranton to a six-term Senator, VP, and now the President-elect

Joe Biden has long straddled the line between presenting himself as an accomplished, career politician and a cool, down-to-earth dad. Mark Makela/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden turns 78 years old on Friday, November 20.  Biden, who served as US senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009 and then former President Obama's vice-president from 2009 to 2017, ran for president three times before winning the Democratic nomination. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on November 20, 1942, to a us...
Tags: Politics, England, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, Obama, Congress, California, Washington Post, Life, Senate, White House, Iraq, US, Barack Obama


The life of Dana Perino: the rare Fox News anchor who's worried about being boring

Dana Perino at Fox News Channel Studios on July 31, 2018 in New York. John Lamparski/Getty Dana Perino, 48, is the host of Fox News' "The Daily Briefing," a commentator on the "The Five," and co-host of the Fox podcast "I'll Tell You What." At age six, Perino told her family that she would one day work in the White House. She studied journalism at graduate school, but after refusing to interview the mother of a murdered 2-year-old child, she decided the profession wasn't for her. Perino tr...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Politics, England, New York, Isis, Texas, News, Obama, Abc, California, Washington Post, Glenn Beck, Washington, Scotland


Stay Festive And Stay Sane – Clever Gift Planning For Savvy Moms

The time for gift-giving is fast approaching, and whilst it might feel like there is plenty of time to organize, it’ll go much faster than you think. Deciding which gifts to choose for teenagers, kids, babies and adults can be tricky, and getting in early means you have time to get your holiday gift plan in order and make sure you’re able to source more unique or difficult to get hold of items. Last year, CNN explained how $942 million was spent on Christmas gifts, with total expenditu...
Tags: Fashion, Cnn, Wish List, Gift Ideas, Happy Planner, Planner, Home Life, Holiday Features, Gift List, The Happy Planner, Gift Planning, Savvy Moms


Meet the billionaire doctors behind Regeneron, the pharmaceutical company that developed Trump's experimental COVID-19 treatment

Regeneron billionaires Leonard Schleifer and George Yancopoulos. Victor Hugo/Patrick McMullan; Victor Hugo/Patrick McMullan; Taylor Nicole Rogers/Business Insider Leonard Schleifer and George Yancopoulos, the billionaire doctors behind Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, are worth nearly $4 billion combined. President Trump took a high dose of the experimental 'antibody cocktail' that Regeneron is developing to treat his case of COVID-19. Even before he took the drug, the president was friendly wit...
Tags: New York, Life, New York City, US, Trends, Turkey, Cnn, Features, David, United States, New York Times, Billionaires, The Times, Merrill Lynch, Manhattan, Columbia University


Trump's recent COVID-19 diagnosis has ignited interest in the possibility of him invoking the 25th Amendment. Here's how it works.

Then-President-elect Donald Trump stands with Vice President-elect Mike Pence at a news conference at Trump Tower on January 11, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The 25th Amendment formally outlines the transition of power if the president is unable or unfit to serve. Section IV allows the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet to remove the president from office. Americans have been particularly interested in the amendment since President Donald Trump took office. V...
Tags: Google, Politics, News, Law, Congress, Life, Senate, White House, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Commerce, Tennessee, New York Times, House Of Representatives, Treasury


Meet the modern Kennedy family: The most prominent members of America's most famous political dynasty

Phillip Faraone/Getty Images The Kennedy family has been a prominent name in US politics for over a century.  The younger Kennedys are a mix of people in the family business of politics, as well as authors, actors, socialites, and journalists.  Meet some of the most prominent Kennedy family members who have been making headlines in recent years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Joe Kennedy III is the most prominent modern Kennedy in politics. Rep. Joe Kennedy ...
Tags: Japan, Politics, England, New York, Hollywood, Instagram, Entertainment, Congress, California, Washington Post, Life, Massachusetts, New York City, Brown University, US, America


How comedian and UFC commentator Joe Rogan became the world's highest-paid podcaster

Joe Rogan's podcast made $30 million last year. Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Joe Rogan's wildly popular podcast, "The Joe Rogan Experience," is now available on Spotify — and it's already stirring up controversy.  In the past week, Rogan has been accused of making transphobic comments and spreading misinformation about the Oregon wildfires on his podcast. Rogan's multiyear licensing deal with Spotify, first announced in May, is worth more than $100 million, per The...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Elon Musk, Florida, Instagram, Podcasts, Nbc, Robert Downey Jr, Youtube, Oregon, Life, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Africa, US


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2013. Charles Dharapak/AP Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87. Her death was announced Friday evening. She had multiple types of cancer in the past 20 years. Even before President Bill Clinton nominated her to the Supreme Court in 1993, Ginsburg was a champion for women's issues as a lawyer at the ACLU. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87.She di...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Stephen Colbert, Abc, Washington, Life, Senate, Court, Trends, Cnn, Harvard, United States, Ronald Reagan


The 26 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct

Rachel Crooks, left, Jessica Leeds, center, and Samantha Holvey attend a news conference, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in New York to discuss their accusations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump. Mark Lennihan/AP Images At least 25 women have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct since the 1970s.Renewed attention was brought to the allegations amid the #MeToo movement and a national conversation concerning sexual misconduct.Trump has repeatedly denied the accusations, denounc...
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Giorgio Armani is one of the richest people in fashion. How the 86-year-old designer spends his billions, from a 213-foot yacht to homes in Italy, NYC, and the Caribbean.

Armani is one of the richest people in fashion. Reuters Designer Giorgio Armani is one of the richest men in fashion, worth an estimated $6.24 billion, per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The 86-year-old Italian designer made his fortune not only in fashion, but also in accessories, perfumes, sportswear, interior design, real estate, restaurants, hotels, and even chocolate. Armani spends his billions on a 213-foot luxury yacht and homes all over the world, from Italy and the French Rivie...
Tags: Hong Kong, Fashion, New York, Hollywood, Milan, London, Greece, Life, La, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, Features


10 huge companies, from Amazon to UPS to Home Depot, that are each looking to hire at least 20,000 people

Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns picks a watermelon with the help of a Safeway employee. Tetona Dunlap/The Washington Post via Getty Images As the coronavirus pandemic roils the economy, more than 13 million Americans are out of work. But the pandemic has hurt some industries more than others: delivery businesses and grocery stores continue to do well. We've rounded up some of the biggest companies that are hiring right now. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With mor...
Tags: Amazon, Home Depot, Washington Post, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Walmart, Cnn, Features, UPS, Missouri, New Zealand, Retail, Mcdonald's, Job Search


Anita Hill says she's "willing to evolve myself" and "work with" Joe Biden.

"One of the impacts of 1991 was my desire not to really work with the government in any way... I always said, I think I can be more effective as an outsider, as opposed to an insider. And now, I'm willing to evolve myself, to work for change inside." That's from "Anita Hill vows to vote for Joe Biden and work with him on gender issues" at CNN. She did an interview with CNN. Anita Hill is the person who most prominently brought sexual harassment in the workplace to the forefront of American cultu...
Tags: Law, Abc, Careers, Joe Biden, Cnn, Feminism, Bill Clinton, Good Morning America, Biden, Donald Trump, Sexual Harassment, Apologies, Anita Hill, Democratic Party, Senate Judiciary Committee, Hill



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