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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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An oceanfront California home, which comes with its own cinema and spa, has been bought by Marc Andreessen in a record $177 million deal, reports say

The Pacific Ocean and beaches near Malibu, California. Photo by Michael Hurcomb/Corbis via Getty Images A Malibu mansion sold for $177 million, a record amount for a California property, per WSJ. Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen is thought to be the buyer, according to the report. The oceanfront home was sold by fashion mogul Serge Azria. A sprawling oceanfront estate in Malibu, California, has reportedly been sold to venture capitalist Marc Andreessen for $177 million. The Wall Stree...
Tags: Amazon, Real Estate, News, California, New York City, US, Trends, Getty Images, Manhattan, Mansion, Jeff Bezos, Pacific Ocean, Wall Street Journal, Malibu, Marc Andreessen, David Geffen


Look at this really big boat that may or may not be Jeff Bezos' new superyacht

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images We may have gotten our first look at Jeff Bezos' new superyacht. The 417-foot vessel was photographed rolling out of a shipyard in the Netherlands. Bezos' yacht will become the world's largest sailing yacht once completed. We may have just gotten our first glimpse at Jeff Bezos' new superyacht. New photos and videos surfaced over the weekend of a 417-foot yacht rolling out of a shipyard in Zwijndrecht, Netherland...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, News, Trends, Daily Mail, Diane Von Furstenberg, Jeff Bezos, David Geffen, Yachts, Bezos, Sánchez, Stone, Cabo San Lucas Mexico, Brad Stone, Avery Hartmans, Boat International


Donna Summer’s greatest songs – ranked!

As her ill-starred 1981 album I’m a Rainbow gets remixed and reissued, we celebrate the queen of disco’s best workSessions for Donna Summer’s I’m a Rainbow were interrupted when her label boss David Geffen fired producers Giorgio Moroder and Peter Bellotte. The unfinished album was eventually released in 1996 – a remix collection is out this week – revealing at least one killer in the classic Summer mode. True Love Survives shines, even in demo form. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Disco, Culture, Dance music, Giorgio Moroder, David Geffen, Donna Summer, Peter Bellotte


Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is ready for the spotlight

As a city, Los Angeles has been defined in large part by the movie industry, which has been anchored here for more than a century telling stories of romance, adventure, comedy, horror and beyond through films. But there has never been a place in the city where the story of the film industry itself, its cinematic history and impact on the world was told in one place, until the completion of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which opens Sept. 30. “It matters for Los Angeles to have this f...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Tom Hanks, Things To Do, Soccer, James Bond, Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino, North America, Academy, Hayao Miyazaki, Don Cheadle, Northwest


Bob Iger and Willow Bay Honored at YES Gala

At Thursday night’s 20th anniversary celebration of Eric Eisner’s scholarship program YES for disadvantaged and underserved youth, David Geffen made a surprise $1 million donation, as did Mellody Hobson. Christina Aguilera performed in a sparkly pink dress and former “Bachelorette” star Rachel Lindsay passed out red roses (natch!) to guests gifting $10,000 donations. The event […]
Tags: News, David Geffen, Bob Iger, Eric Eisner, Rachel Lindsay, Willow Bay, Willow Bay Honored, Mellody Hobson Christina Aguilera


Evan Spiegel reportedly just dropped $100 million on a vacant lot and an unfinished mansion in a lavish Los Angeles neighborhood - and he's about to be neighbors with Jeff Bezos and Facebook billionaire Sean Parker

Evan Spiegel, left, and Miranda Kerr. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File Snap CEO Evan Spiegel bought $100 million in property in Los Angeles, Dirt reports. One parcel is a vacant lot while the other contains an unfinished mansion. They're located in Holmby Hills, a ritzy enclave where Facebook billionaire Sean Parker also lives. See more stories on Insider's business page. Evan Spiegel may have expanded his growing real estate empire once again - this time, with a property reportedly wo...
Tags: Facebook, New York Post, Microsoft, Australia, Los Angeles, Trends, Snapchat, Paris, Paul Allen, Beverly Hills, Evan Spiegel, Jeff Bezos, Playboy Mansion, Zillow, Los Angeles Times, Ellen Degeneres


Jeff Bezos reportedly now owns $119 million worth of real estate in a single building in New York City

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space-tourism company Blue Origin, participates in post-launch briefing near Van Horn, Texas on July 20, 2021. Tony Gutierrez/AP Jeff Bezos purchased a $23 million condo in New York City, according to The New York Post. The unit, located at 212 Fifth Avenue, is the fifth he's purchased in that building. It brings his total holdings in the building to $119 million. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos' sprawling New York Cit...
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The luxury boats owned by some of the wealthiest people in tech, from a yacht so big it has its own support boat to superyachts with swimming pools and basketball courts

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, Elon Musk, News, Microsoft, Entertainment, Steve Jobs, Life, Trends, Cnn, Features, Larry Page, Luxury, Bradley Cooper


The Best Movies and Shows Coming to Netflix in August 2021

As summer continues and the weather heats up, odds are you’re going to find yourself wanting to relax, take shelter from the heat, and chill out by watching something on Netflix. Good news: there’s a whole new barrage of #content coming to the streamer in August. Even better news: we’ve sifted through it and are offering a few recommendations, along with the full list of the shows and movies coming to Netflix in August 2021. Like Crazy One of the best movies ever made about long-distance ...
Tags: TV, Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, News, Georgia, Netflix, Connecticut, Paris, Sandra Bullock, Miami, Tina Fey, Lincoln, Alec Baldwin, Hailee Steinfeld, Caitlyn Jenner, Darwin


Netflix August 2021 Schedule: New TV & Movie Additions

The list for the new Netflix August 2021 movies and TV titles has been revealed, which you can view below, along with the titles that are set to leave from the streaming service next month. This includes the arrival of new Netflix original series such as the Sandra Oh-led comedy series The Chair; limited series Clickbait starring Adrian Grenier; Lior Raz’s Hit & Run miniseries; and Rosa Salazar-led psychological horror miniseries titled Brand New Cherry Flavor. Next month will also see the world...
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David Geffen Gives $150 Million To Make Yale Drama School Tuition Free

The school said that, starting in August, it would eliminate tuition for all returning and future students in its masters, doctoral and certificate programs. Tuition at the school had been $32,800 per year. – The New York Times
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Tuition is free at the Yale Drama School after $150 million gift from David Geffen

David Geffen, one of the most famous business moguls in Hollywood, is giving $150 million to the Yale School of Drama. The gift will make the prestigious school tuition free for all current and future students.
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12 of the richest LGBTQ people in the world

Tim Cook and Giorgio Armani are billionaires. Getty Images Some famous LGBTQ figures are worth billions after inheriting empires or building companies. In 2020, Apple CEO Tim Cook officially became a billionaire. Giorgio Armani's is worth $8.1 billion, while Domenico Dolce is worth $1.6 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. David Geffen, the co-founder of DreamWorks, is worth $9.9 billion, according to Forbes. David Geffen. Stephen Lovekin/Getty ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, England, Hollywood, Cook, Money, Steve Jobs, Ebay, Life, Lgbt, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Paypal, Palo Alto, Billionaires


Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, have weathered a tabloid scandal, family drama, and a possibly even a hack by foreign operatives. Here's where their relationship began and everything that's happened since.

Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez. Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Contributor Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez were publicly outed as a couple in January 2019. Since then they have both finalized their divorces and embarked on a whirlwind romance. Bezos has announced that he'll step down as Amazon CEO in the third quarter. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been a turbulent two years for Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez.In January 2019, the bombs...
Tags: Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, Hollywood, California, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Relationships, India, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Spain, Features, Fox


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


Jeff Bezos is building a gigantic luxury yacht that's expected to be one of the best in the world - and he's adding a 'support yacht' with its own helipad

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Andrej Sokolow/picture alliance via Getty Images Jeff Bezos is building a 127-meter luxury mega-yacht, according to a new book. He is also adding a second, "support yacht" that has its own helipad. Bezos hasn't owned a ship in the past, but he's displayed a fondness for yacht travel. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos may soon be sailing the high seas in his very own mega-yacht. The Amazon CEO has commissioned a 127-meter custom yach...
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, have weathered a tabloid scandal, possible interference from a foreign government, and now, Bezos stepping down as CEO. Here's where their relationship began and everything that's happened since.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez. Simon Stacpoole/Offside / Contributor Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez were publicly outed as a couple in January 2019. Since then, they have both finalized their divorces and embarked on a whirlwind romance. Now, Bezos has announced that he'll step down as Amazon CEO in the third quarter. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been a turbulent two years for Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez. In...
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Here's a look at all the lavish properties Jeff Bezos owns across the US

Jeff Bezos. David Ryder/Getty Images Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, has amassed a massive real-estate portfolio across the US. It's unknown how Bezos' properties were divided after his divorce from MacKenzie Bezos. He recently announced that he was going to step down as CEO of Amazon to become executive chairman. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jeff Bezos has amassed a massive real-estate portfolio across the US, from his home state of Washington to New York ...
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Billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn just listed his Beverly Hills estate for $110 million - more than double what he paid for it 6 years ago. Look inside.

Wynn's mansion includes several bedrooms for staff and a security team. Jim Bartsch Billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn just put his Beverly Hills estate on the market for $110 million. That's more than double the $47.85 million he paid for the property in 2015. Wynn resigned as CEO and chairman of Wynn Resorts in 2018 after he was accused of sexual misconduct. He denies the allegations. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Steve Wynn, the billionaire cofounder and forme...
Tags: Amazon, Real Estate, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Beverly Hills, Jack Warner, Las Vegas, Warner Bros, Jeff Bezos, Mansions, Mediterranean, Bellagio, David Geffen, Wynn


10 of the richest LGBTQ people in the world

Tim Cook and Giorgio Armani are worth billions. Steve Granitz & Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty There are a few LGBTQ people in the world who are billionaires and millionaires.  DreamWorks' co-founder David Geffen and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel are worth over $5 billion.  Giorgio Armani's is worth $8.9 billion, while Michael Kors is worth $600 million. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. While the elite group of billionaires and millionaires lacks diversity, some member...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, England, Hollywood, Cook, Money, Steve Jobs, Ebay, Life, Lgbt, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Paypal, Palo Alto, Billionaires


This week made it tragically obvious that Trump is disgusted by his supporters

Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images It only took 24 hours for Trump to sell out his supporters who carried out a terrorist attack on the Capitol last Wednesday with his blessing. Please don't be surprised. Trump has never had anything but contempt for his supporters. They are his marks, and no seasoned scammer respects his marks. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The attack ...
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Jeff Bezos appears to be creating a massive Beverly Hills estate worth as much as $175 million. Here's everything we know about his record-breaking Southern California compound.

Alex Wong/Getty Images; Los Angeles County/Pictometry Back in February, Bezos became the new owner of the Warner estate, a sprawling compound in Beverly Hills, California, that he purchased for $165 million, according to The Wall Street Journal.  The estate features a 13,600-square-foot mansion, two guesthouses, a pool, and a tennis court.  Then, in August, both Variety and Daily Mail reported that Bezos had become the new owner of an adjacent house, which he is said to have purchased for...
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, have weathered a tabloid scandal, a lawsuit, and maybe even interference from a foreign government. Here's where their relationship began and everything that's happened since.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez. Simon Stacpoole/Offside / Contributor In January 2019, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez were publicly outed as a couple the same day Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced their divorce.   The National Enquirer had been investigating Bezos and Sanchez for months and had obtained leaked photos and texts the couple had sent, including the now-famous message where Bezos called Sanchez "alive girl."  In the 18 months since, bo...
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The Obamas are worth at least $70 million - take a look at how they make and spend their money

The Obamas are worth millions. Pool/Getty Images Barack Obama has a net worth of $70 million, according to International Business Times. Aside from the six-figure pension he receives as a former president, Obama has made millions from speaking engagements and his best-selling books. His latest memoir, "A Promised Land," was published in November 2020 and sold nearly 890,000 copies within 24 hours of its release. While Obama spends his money in various ways, he notably donates to charity an...
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David Geffen Flips Vacant Beverly Hills Parcel for $34 Million to Randall Van Wolfswinkel

So the tongue-wagging Platinum Triangle real estate scuttlebutt goes, billionaire real estate developer Randall Van Wolfswinkel has over the last year or so peeped and poked around just about every trophy home for sale in Beverly Hills with a price tag under $100 million. But, in the end, the property mad developer decided on an […]
Tags: Real Estate, Beverly Hills, Moguls, David Geffen, Trousdale Estates, Flips Vacant Beverly Hills Parcel, Randall Van Wolfswinkel


California, still predictably blue: John Phillips

The last time a Republican won California’s 55 electoral votes in a presidential election Kirk Gibson had hair, and he could still get around on a Dennis Eckersley backdoor slider, like he did in the 1988 World Series. The Los Angeles Lakers also won the NBA Championship that same year. Since then, Republicans have mostly struck out in the Golden State. Sometimes trilogies happen only once. In every presidential cycle after that, California has given its vote to the Democratic candidate. The 200...
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Meet the billionaires bankrolling Joe Biden's 2020 campaign

Joe Biden has 94 billionaire backers, according to Forbes. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo At least 134 billionaires or their spouses have donated to former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign, per a Forbes analysis of federal campaign records from September. The billionaires behind Netflix, SlimFast, Hyatt hotels, LinkedIn, and Star Wars all donated various amounts to Biden's election bid. While it's true that Estée Lauder heir Ronald Lauder gave $200,000 to President Donal...
Tags: Apple, Google, Elon Musk, Politics, New York, Texas, London, Microsoft, Obama, Australia, California, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, Stanford, New York City, US


Michael Govan Responds To Criticism Of LACMA Redesign

“Far from representing a reduction in exhibition space, LACMA’s new building designed by Peter Zumthor, the David Geffen Galleries, is the final piece of a two decades-long expansion plan that effectively doubles the museum’s gallery space and replaces its ailing, nonfunctional facilities.” – New York Review of Books
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Meet Jeffrey Katzenberg, the Hollywood veteran who went from dropping out of college to founding DreamWorks and the shuttering streaming service Quibi

Jeffrey Katzenberg. Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Quibi Jeffrey Katzenberg, the mind behind shuttering streaming service Quibi, is preceded by an impressive resume, from revitalizing Disney's animation in the 1990s to cofounding DreamWorks. Katzenberg, 69, got his start in the mail room at Paramount Pictures, after dropping out of NYU during his first semester. He went on to spend a decade at Disney and to cofound DreamWorks in 1994. An early adopter of CGI animation, Katzenberg won th...
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