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Jeff Bezos turns 58 today. Here are 14 things you might not know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images You might not know that Jeff Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." He survived a helicopter crash in Texas in 2003. In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997.Paul Souders/Getty Images According to CNBC, Bezos, then Jacklyn Gise Jorgensen, was barely 17 years old and a junior in high school when sh...
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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...
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Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon CEO after 26 years at the helm. Here are some of his headline-making moments, from launching a space company to blocking a blackmail attempt.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon CEO in the third quarter of this year. Big moments from his last 26 years include taking Amazon public and blocking a blackmail attempt. He also became the world's richest person, bought the Washington Post, and launched a space company. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In the 26 years he's run Amazon, Jeff Bezos has had some major, headline-making moments. From weathering the d...
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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 ...
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Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are coupled up. Here's what life is like for the husbands and wives of Silicon Valley's elite.

Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are married.  Not everyone is coupled up — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have girlfriends, while Jack Dorsey and Tim Cook appear to be single.  But for those who are married, many of them have been with their spouses for years or even decades.  Here's a look at the lives of the spouses of tech's biggest CEOs.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It takes a special type of person to become the partner of a high-powered tech executive: From long week...
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From Priscilla Chan to Melinda Gates, these are the spouses of some of the most powerful people in tech

Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are married.  Not everyone is coupled up — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have girlfriends, while Jack Dorsey and Tim Cook appear to be single.  But for those who are married, many of them have been with their spouses for years or even decades.  Here's a look at the lives of the spouses of tech's biggest CEOs.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It takes a special type of person to become the partner of a high-powered tech executive: From long week...
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Before and after photos show how dramatically 14 world-famous CEOs changed since they started the job

Many of America's longtime top CEOs have held their positions for years. They've weathered their companies going public, internal turmoil, and public scandals. Tech execs like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon's Jeff Bezos were once fresh faces on the scene. Now, they've crafted themselves into multibillionaires while growing their businesses into worldwide success stories.  Take a look at how dramatically these longtime top execs have changed since they've started the job. Visit Business ...
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Before and after photos show how dramatically world-famous CEOs have changed since they started the job

The tech industry with all its innovation, glamour, and youth can still be incredibly stressful. As companies launch, go public, and tackle turmoil, executives go gray, lose weight, and forget to buy eye cream.  Tech execs like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon's Jeff Bezos were once fresh faces on the scene. Now, they've crafted themselves into multibillionaires while growing their businesses into worldwide success stories.  Take a look at how dramatically these tech execs have changed si...
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Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are getting divorced, and they announced it smack in the middle of 'divorce month' (AMZN)

On Wednesday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced his plans to file for divorce from MacKenzie Bezos. January is when divorce filings spike in Washington State, where the Bezoses live, according to research. Divorce experts say many couples prefer to wait until after the holidays have passed to announce their decision. Jeff Bezos announced Wednesday on Twitter that he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, plan to file for divorce. Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon, and his estimated net worth is $1...
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There are 2 types of contracts married couples can sign to protect their money — here's what it means if divorcing billionaires Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos never signed one

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie Bezos will file for divorce. It's unclear whether they ever signed a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. Both agreements cover financial issues and the future of assets in the event of a divorce. Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $137 billion, but he didn't found Amazon and earn most of his money until after marrying. Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon and the wealthiest person in the world, announced...
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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announces divorce on Twitter

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said he and his wife MacKenzie have decided to divorce after 25 years of marriage. Bezos, one of the world’s richest men, made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday. The two married in 1993 after they met at hedge fund D.E. Shaw in New York, where […]
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announce they are divorcing (AMZN)

Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos announced in a tweet that he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, are getting divorced after 25 years of marriage. Jeff Bezos is the world's richest person. Read the entire statement below.  Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos said that he will divorce his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, in a tweet on Wednesday. "As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as ...
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This is how much you will earn at D.E. Shaw in London

The world's oldest quant fund is quite a generous payer.
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The process Jeff Bezos used to interview job candidates before he was a CEO became the way Amazon decided who got the job

Amazon's hiring process has closely resembled that of investment-management firm D.E. Shaw, where Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos used to work. Interviewees were asked to solve tough brainteasers, so the interviewers could see how they approached difficult problems. Then all the interviewers voted on how much they want to hire the person. Bezos has expressed how important it is to hire the right people at Amazon. If you're applying for a job in the tech industry, you may be asked to solve at least one...
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D.E. Shaw has hiked pay for its London staff to nearly £500k

Quant hedge fund giant D.E. Shaw hiked pay for its London staff by nearly 30% in the year to March 2017, and continued to hire after revenues surged by 48%.
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Inside the mind of world's richest man and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who hates multitasking and had a unique method for choosing a wife

In an interview at the Summit Series, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shared some of the decisions and habits that have contributed to his success. For example, he never multitasks. "If I'm reading my email I want to be reading my email," he said. He said he started Amazon because he knew he'd regret not trying for the rest of his life. Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world. The Amazon CEO also owns The Washington Post and an aerospace company called Blue Origin. During an interview at the Sum...
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World's richest man and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reveals his secrets for success

In an interview at the Summit Series, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shared some of the decisions and habits that have contributed to his success. For example, he never multitasks. "If I'm reading my email I want to be reading my email," he said. He said he started Amazon because he knew he'd regret not trying for the rest of his life. Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world. The Amazon CEO also owns The Washington Post and an aerospace company called Blue Origin. During an interview at the Sum...
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10 Things You Didn't Know About Amazon.com, Inc.

Despite the fact that millions of people purchase items from Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) every day, there are some interesting aspects to the e-commerce giant that many people are not aware of.Here are 10 things about Amazon you may not yet know.Jeff Bezos left investment firm D.E Shaw in 1994 to start Amazon.com, only months before he was scheduled to receive a guaranteed multi-million-dollar bonus. Why would he take such a risk? Bezos once told Motley Fool CEO Tom Gardner that he left to start...
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AllianzGI closes investment in Balko Wind

Allianz Global Investors has invested on behalf of its clients in the Beaver County, Oklahoma-based Balko Wind project. No financial terms were disclosed. KeyBank N.A. served as placement agent. D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, L.L.C. owns Balko Wind. PRESS RELEASE 14 February 2017 Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI), one of the world’s leading active investment managers, announced today that it has made an investment on behalf of its clients into the Balko Wind project (“Balko Wind”). Balko W...
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Hillary Clinton's Super PAC Has Raised More Money Than Any Super PAC Ever

WASHINGTON ― Priorities USA Action, the main super PAC supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, has raised and spent more money than any super PAC since the committees were sanctioned in 2010. The pro-Clinton group raised a total of $176 million from January 2015 through Oct. 19. Its most recent report, filed with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday, shows the group raised $18 million in the first 19 days of October. This is the super PAC’s last disclosure before the...
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DESRI acquires Portal Ridge solar facility

D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments LLC has acquired the Lancaster, California-based Portal Ridge solar project from First Solar Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, L.L.C. (“DESRI”) today announced the acquisition of the Portal Ridge solar project from First Solar, Inc. Portal Ridge is a 31 MW-ac solar facility located in Lancaster, California, with 20-year power purchase agreements with Pacific Gas and Electric Company and...
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AIMCo to supply up to $500 mln for renewable energy asset buys

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) has agreed to a strategic financing partnership with Alberta Investment Management Corp (AIMCo). Under the partnership, AIMCo will provide up to US$500 million to support the acquisition of long-term contracted renewable energy assets by DESRI.  DESRI, an affiliate of New York-based investment and technology development firm D. E. Shaw Group, has a portfolio of North American projects with about 1,000 megawatts of capacity. Edmonton-based AIMCo manages $9...
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