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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 Elon Musk's car collection has evolved over the years, from the million-dollar McLaren F1 he destroyed to the Lotus he bought that was in a James Bond movie

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Maurizio Pesce Tesla CEO Elon Musk has had a lot of different cars over the years.  His first vehicle was a 1978 BMW 320i — he paid only $1,400 for it.  At one point, a McLaren F1 was his daily driver, but he totaled it on Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley in 2000. More recently, he's been driving Tesla cars, like the Model S and Cybertruck. He even sent his Tesla Roadster into space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk has had quite the car c...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Life, La, Cars, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Features, South Africa, Porsche, Peter Thiel, James Bond, Silicon Valley


What a dream retirement plan looks like for 10 of the richest CEOs in America

Bill Gates has already retired as CEO, but Warren Buffett is still going strong. Rick Wilking/Reuters Retirement is inevitable, even for the world's richest CEOs. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will retire eventually.  While some of the world's richest CEOs say they can't imagine retiring, others fantasize about alternate lives as a bartender or living in space. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's hard to im...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Life, Retirement, US, Careers, America, Trends, Strategy, Tesla, Bloomberg, Features, Epic, Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Berkshire Hathaway


The richest people in America, ranked

Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters The 16 richest Americans in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes Billionaires List are collectively worth more than $1 trillion. While tech moguls continue to dominate the top ranks, inherited wealth, like in the Walton family, also makes a strong appearance in the list.The four richest people in America are also the richest people in the world.On August 31, Elon Musk became the third-richest person in the world after Tesla stock split, causing shares to sha...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Board of Directors, Money, Microsoft, Washington Post, Life, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella


Elon Musk just passed Mark Zuckerberg to become the 3rd-richest person in the world

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk just became the third-richest person in the world, surpassing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Musk's fortune reached $115.4 billion after a Tesla stock split sent shares surging, according to Bloomberg. Musk's wealth has grown $87.8 billion this year alone, but the centibillionaire doesn't appear to spend lavishly: he recently tweeted that he wanted to sell "almost all" of his physical belong...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Life, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Billionaires, Bill Gates, Grimes, Jeff Bezos


Elon Musk's family includes a model, several millionaire entrepreneurs, and multiple sets of twins. Here are the members of the Musk family tree.

Elon Musk with his mother, Maye Musk. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has a large family that includes multiple millionaire entrepreneurs and several sets of twins. Musk, who has been married twice and has five sons, has a new member of the family: a baby boy with his partner, the musician Grimes. Musk also has two siblings, Kimbal and Tosca; his mother, Maye, is a model; and his cousins have sold two companies for millions of dollars. Visit Business Insider's homepage...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, California, Life, Africa, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Paypal, Features, Canada, South Africa


A former SpaceX intern says she reported sexual harassment to HR — and it cost her the opportunity for a full-time job

A mock up of the Crew Dragon spacecraft is displayed during a media tour of SpaceX headquarters and rocket factory on August 13, 2018, in Hawthorne, California. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images A former SpaceX intern has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company. In her complaint, Julia CrowleyFarenga says reporting sexual harassment by a manager was met with retaliation. Eventually, it cost her the opportunity for a full-time job, the lawsuit says. SpaceX has not yet responded to t...
Tags: Transportation, Harassment, Spacex, Lawsuit, News, Careers, Trends, Internships, Getty Images, Harry Potter, Pdf, Erik, Hawthorne California, Robyn Beck, Tech Insider, Graham Rapier


Elon Musk now has another lavish Gulfstream private jet in his arsenal

A Gulfstream G550 jet similar to the one recently acquired by Falcon Landing LLC. Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Elon Musk now has another private jet in his arsenal, FAA records show. Falcon Landing, an LLC connected to SpaceX and Tesla, registered a second Gulfstream plane in August. Musk has been putting plenty of miles on the first plane jetting between California and SpaceX's Texas launch site. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Elon Musk is known to put plenty of miles on jets...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, News, California, Life, Trends, Tesla, Faa, Musk, Gulfstream, Hawthorne California, Tech Insider, Graham Rapier, Washington Post Musk


After vowing to sell his ‘physical possessions,’ Elon Musk lists two homes

After tweeting that he plans to sell 'almost all physical possessions,' the tech entrepreneur listed two of his luxury homes on Zillow.
Tags: Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Listings, Lifestyle, Tesla, Radio, Zillow, Gene Wilder, Douglas Elliman, News Brief


Hating trains because of "the feeling that I was running along tracks that had already been laid down."

"I could see the rails stretching in front of me — school, university, career. I could picture myself as one of those people jam-packed in a rush-hour train. I wanted to derail myself."That's the opinion of Yusaku Maezawa, who, as a student at a Tokyo high school, got fed up with the hour and a half train commute. He absconded to Santa Monica, California, skateboarded and played punk rock music 6 months, then returned to Japan to market T-shirts and CDs and enough other things to became a billio...
Tags: Art, Japan, Spacex, Law, Careers, Tokyo, The moon, Railroads, Santa Monica California, Ann Althouse, Yusaku Maezawa, Maezawa


Will Elon Musk's 120-hour week stop us worshipping workaholism?

The Silicon Valley drive for corporate efficiency – all 24/7 schedules, bulletproof coffees and five-minute meetings – has long been lauded. Now the wheels are flying offLast week, an emotional Elon Musk described how he was working so hard to keep production of the Tesla Model 3 on track that he missed his own birthday. “All night – no friends, nothing,” he told the New York Times, apparently “struggling to get the words out”. Musk had, he said, been working 120-hour weeks, often not leaving th...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Technology, Money, US, Tesla, Life and style, Work & careers, Health & wellbeing, Work-life balance, New York Times, Silicon Valley, US work & careers, Mars, Guardian Careers, Musk


The Pipeline: How A Mars 2020 Engineer Started Her Career Later In Life

Refinery29 is proud to present The Pipeline , our monthly commitment to highlighting young women who aren’t just making it in Silicon Valley — they’re thriving. This is your chance to hear the stories of the product designers, researchers, and engineers who are driving innovation and setting the stage for generations to come. These are the future faces of tech.When Melony Mahaarachchi interviewed at SpaceX in 2010, she was asked a question that would make most candidates go into panic mode: “We...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Spacex, Los Angeles, Nasa, Silicon Valley, University of Pennsylvania, Berkeley, Boeing, Ucla, Musk, Jpl, Don, Boston University, Colombo Sri Lanka, Red Planet


BHAGs: You're Afraid. Elon Musk is Not...

BHAGs are visionary, strategy statements designed to focus a group of people around a common initiative. They differ from our other goal setting techniques because BHAGS are positioned toward by a large group (rather than individuals) and they typically span a large amount of time than any of our other goals. They’re huge. BHAGs can come in several flavors. Most are focused on one of four broad categories: reaching a defined target or metric, competition, organizational change, or reputat...
Tags: Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Leadership, Careers, Managing, Nike, Tesla, Earth, Change, Sony, Mars, Electric Car, Musk, Adelaide Australia, Kris Dunn


This 69-Year-Old Model Is The Newest CoverGirl — & So Much More

CoverGirl made beauty-industry history in late 2016 when then-17-year-old makeup artist James Charles was chosen to be the very first Cover Boy, and it quickly became apparent that the brand’s mission to embrace diversity — in age, in ethnicity, in gender — was far from over.In the past year alone, the drugstore go-to has hired Nura Afia, a beauty vlogger who wears a hijab; Issa Rae, the Insecure actress who got her start as the creator of YouTube web series Awkward Black Girl; and Ayesha Curry...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Spacex, South Africa, Nba, Mandy Moore, Emma Roberts, Musk, Stephen Curry, Elon, IMG, New York Fashion Week, Revlon, Clinique, Ayesha Curry, Issa Rae


SpaceX just published the most expensive blooper reel ever

SpaceX has never been a company that glosses over their failures – probably because rockets that explode are pretty visible failures. Now, Elon Musk’s company has taken this transparency to a whole new level: A blooper reel. Set to the intro tune of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, ‘How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster’ takes us through the chronological history of every failed rocket landing attempt – and the diverse reasons they failed. At an average of $61 million per launch you might think...
Tags: Startups, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Lifestyle, Monty Python, Orbital Rocket Booster


This High-Speed Route Could Change Your Life

This transit innovation could very well change our lives, so we're crossing our fingers that it becomes a reality soon.Last Thursday, California tech company Hyperloop One announced during an event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., that it plans to connect 80% of the United States through electromagnetic tubes that will facilitate high-speed travel, reports NBC 4 New York.A high-speed tube could transport passengers from New York City to Washington, D.C., for example, in just 20 minutes. We a...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, Spacex, New York, Texas, Nbc, California, Washington, New York City, Tesla, United States, Wyoming, Shervin Pishevar, Las Vegas, East Coast


Watch Bill Nye's Open Letter To Donald Trump

Bill Nye is more than just the science guy. He's also the CEO of something called The Planetary Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to education and advocacy about space travel. He's now, in that official capacity, recorded an open letter to President Donald Trump.Nye offers five recommendations in the letter, citing bipartisan support for NASA and pressing the president to use that support to help promote future space travel. The space industry has largely moved to the private sector,...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Spacex, Nasa, Richard Branson, Nye, Mars, Donald Trump, Bill Nye, Trump, Planetary Society, Donald Trump Nye


Chanel Closes Fashion Week With a Giant Rocket Launch

On the last day of fashion week in Paris, a rocket launched inside the Grand Palais. It was the centerpiece of Chanel’s 2017 show and actually lifted off 10 meters or so from the platform with sparks and fog machines simulating thrust.Read more...
Tags: Fashion, Spacex, News, Paris, Rockets, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Paris Fashion Week


Normal People Are Going To The Moon — For A Cost

SpaceX is doing good on its promise to send normal folk into space. In an announcement released today, the company said that it began training two people for a trip around the moon. We're not talking astronauts here: These are normal people. If you're wondering how many lattes you'll have to skip to experience this sort of vacay, let's just say you better start saving those pennies now.The Verge reports that the two passengers know each other and that they've already put down down a "significan...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Spacex, Elon Musk, Jimmy Kimmel, Nasa, Earth, United Nations, Falcon Heavy, Federal Aviation Administration Like


The Year in Encouraging News

This year sucked, didn’t it? Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Chris Christie, Science, Sex, Nasa, Asteroids, Deer, Chicago Cubs, Dildos, STIs


Emma Watson's Next Movie Is Basically An Episode Of Black Mirror

If you've read Dave Eggers' fantastic tech-thriller The Circle, then you already know just how pumped you should be for the upcoming movie adaptation. The film, like the novel, is about an intelligent, ambitious new hire named Mae (Emma Watson), who quickly ascends the ranks at The Circle — a Silicon Valley company best described as Google, Twitter, SnapChat, Periscope, Facebook, Tesla, and SpaceX (or something like that). The campus is state-of-the-art luxurious, the people are positive and cr...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Spacex, Tom Hanks, Silicon Valley, Dave Eggers, Emma Watson, Black Mirror, Mae, Hanks


Elon Musk Teases Mystery Tesla Product To Be Revealed Next Week

Elon Musk has a trick up his sleeve. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO sent ripples of excitement throughout the tech community when he said that Tesla would unveil a product "unexpected by most" at an event taking place on October 17.Here's the tweet.Tesla product unveiling on the 17th (unexpected by most), followed by Tesla/SolarCity on the 28th— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 9, 2016 We know he'll probably unveil a solar rooftop at the upcoming Solar City event on October 28.So what could he unveil ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Spacex, Elon Musk, Tesla, Musk


8 Things You Need To Know This AM

1. Here At Home: A teenager killed his father before opening fire at a school in South Carolina where he wounded two students and a teacher. Authorities apprehended the suspect within minutes of the school shooting. Both of the wounded students were male — one of them was shot in the leg, the other in the foot. The teacher was hit in the shoulder. (The Associated Press) 2. Lawyer Up: A new report says police officers exploit law enforcement databases to get information on women, neighbors, a...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Spacex, Elon Musk, Obama, Congress, Colorado, California, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Fbi, United States, Associated Press, Nevada, Mars, Jerry Brown


A SpaceX Rocket Exploded This Morning At Cape Canaveral

SpaceX is pioneering the future of space exploration, but, as NASA has learned over the years, not every launch goes as planned. Such was the case this morning, when a rocket exploded during a test launch this morning at Cape Canaveral, FL.The plan was for the rocket to launch on September 3. It'd be carrying a satellite built by Facebook that would beam an internet connection down to remote, internet-less areas here on Earth as part of the social network's Internet.org initiative.Thankfully, n...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Spacex, Florida, Nasa, Earth, Falcon, Cape Canaveral


The Inside Story On Miranda Kerr's Fiancé (& 4 Other CEOs)

The biggest influencers in today’s world aren’t necessarily the ones covering the pages of People and Us Weekly. Many of the most influential personalities are actually in tech. And, whether we are aware of it or not, these people impact our life every single day. They're carving the future while we busy ourselves playing Pokémon Go (heck, they're the ones that built Pokémon Go!).These people don't just live behind the scenes, though. More and more, the lines between Hollywood and Silicon Valle...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Fashion, Music, Spacex, Hollywood, Cook, Yahoo, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Alabama, San Francisco, Tesla


L.A. To San Francisco In 35 Minutes Just Got A Little Closer To Reality

The Hyperloop train is every West Coaster’s best dream. The pods will apparently travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco in 35 minutes, according to its original visionary Elon Musk.A Tuesday article in the MIT Technology Review pulled back the curtain on the first public tests of a Hyperloop, conducted north of Las Vegas on an open-air track.“The thing about Hyperloop is that it does not exist until it actually exists,” Josh Giegel, vice president of design and analysis at Hyperloo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Spacex, Elon Musk, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Shervin Pishevar, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, Hyperloop, MIT Technology Review, Brogan BamBrogan


Lady Gaga & Elton John Teamed Up For A Clothing Line, Plus More Stories

Photo: Courtesy of Macy's. 1. Here At Home: Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced to prison for a hush-money sex-abuse scandal. Hastert pleaded guilty to breaking the law when he concealed millions of dollars in payments in an apparent effort to cover up sex-abuse allegations he faced. In addition to 15 months in prison, he must complete sex-offender treatment and pay $250,000 to a fund for crime victims. (Read More) 2. Geek Out:...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Spacex, United States, Ted Cruz, Portland, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Mars, Cnbc, Carly Fiorina, Falcon Heavy, Classpass, Macy, Springfield, Bangor


SpaceX Will Go To Mars In The Very Near Future

Universal History Archive / Getty Images The Martian may be becoming real sooner than we ever expected.SpaceX tweeted that it planned on sending its unmanned “Red Dragon” capsule to Mars by 2018. That’s four years sooner than the original 2022 launch date, and a sign that the private space program is making serious strides towards its dream of commercial space flight.Planning to send Dragon to Mars as soon as 2018. Red Dragons will inform overall Mars architectur...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Spacex, Earth, Mars, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Elon Musk SpaceX, Better Cheaper Phone ConnectionChrissy Teigen



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