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Will Paris Supplant London As Europe’s Art Capital?

It could indeed happen. Christie’s is owned by François Pinault, CEO of luxury-goods conglomerate Kering (which includes, among others Yves Saint-Laurent and Gucci) and major art collector; French media magnate Patrick Drahi purchased Sotheby’s two years ago; mega-collector and LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault (a rival to Jeff Bezos for the title of world’s richest man) is based in the city as well. New museums and commercial galleries keep opening in the French capital — which is, of course, home...
Tags: Art, Europe, Jeff Bezos, Gucci, Lvmh, Visual, Christie, Sotheby, Yves Saint Laurent, Patrick Drahi, François Pinault, Bernard Arnault, 06.16.21, Will Paris Supplant London


Jack Dorseys, Ranked

If you try to picture the CEO of a given tech company year by year, there are usually a few distinctive features that stay pretty static. Mark Zuckerberg’s aggressive hairline has kept on being aggressive, Jeff Bezos has kept on being bald, and Elon Musk has kept on being a moleman. Read more...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Jack Nicholson, Software, Justin Bieber, Fergie, Starbucks, Mcdonalds, Brad Pitt, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, Dorsey


Amazon attacks social-media firms over its fake-review problem, saying they need to spend more money rooting out phoney-review groups on their platforms

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. AP Photo/Charles Krupa Amazon published a blog post about fake reviews on Wednesday. It said "bad actors" were increasingly soliciting fake reviews on social-media platforms. Amazon said social media companies needed to invest more in tools to root out this behavior. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon said in a blog post on Wednesday that its fight against fake reviews was hampered by sluggish social media companies.Amazon said its systems to det...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, UK, News, Trends, Social Media, Retail, Jeff Bezos, Fake Reviews, Rob Price, Tech Insider, Isobel Asher Hamilton, AP Photo Charles Krupa Amazon


Amazon attacks social-media firms over its fake-review problem, saying they need to spend more money rooting out phony-review groups on their platforms

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. AP Photo/Charles Krupa Amazon published a blog post Wednesday about fake reviews. It said "bad actors" were increasingly soliciting fake reviews on social-media platforms. Amazon said social-media companies needed to invest more in tools to root out this behavior. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon said in a blog post Wednesday that its fight against fake reviews was hampered by sluggish social-media companies.Amazon said that its systems to dete...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, UK, News, Trends, Social Media, Retail, Jeff Bezos, Fake Reviews, Rob Price, Tech Insider, Isobel Asher Hamilton, AP Photo Charles Krupa Amazon


Nuclear energy: Fusion plant backed by Jeff Bezos to be built in UK

Canadian company General Fusion is set to build a $400m fusion demonstrator near Oxford.
Tags: UK, News, Jeff Bezos, General Fusion


Intrepid Change.org user launches petition to make Jeff Bezos' space trip one-way

Jeff's younger brother and mystery hyper-rich paying passenger may end up as unfortunate collateral damage A campaign has been started on the Change.org petition website to prevent Amazon founder Jeff Bezos from returning to Earth after his upcoming jaunt into space on 20 July.…
Tags: Amazon, Earth, Software, Jeff Bezos, Jeff


MacKenzie Scott has given away over $8 billion since divorcing Jeff Bezos, but her wealth keeps rising thanks to Amazon's soaring stock price

MacKenzie Scott. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic via Getty Images; Taylor Borden/Business Insider MacKenzie Scott has given away over $8 billion since divorcing Jeff Bezos. She recently gave $2.74 billion to charity, but she's still worth around $60 billion. Scott owns a 4% stake in Amazon, whose share price has continued to skyrocket during the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. MacKenzie Scott has given away over $8 billion in the last year, but it hasn't made much...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Strategy, Bloomberg, Getty Images, Billionaires, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, North America, Seattle, Scott, Bezos, Mackenzie Scott, Warren Buffett Bill Gates, Avery Hartmans


Thanks to capitalism, the poor get richer

Everywhere, people trash capitalism. But what they think they know about capitalism is usually wrong. “No one ever makes a billion dollars,” complains Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “You take a billion dollars.” In other words, capitalists get rich by taking money from others. That’s nonsense, and Myth No. 1. People believe that myth if they think that when one person wins, someone else must lose. It’s natural to believe that if you think there is a finite amount of money in the world. But there...
Tags: Apple, Labor, California, Steve Jobs, Opinion, Research, Sport, Soccer, Jeff Bezos, Mitchell, Robert Reich, John Stossel, Census Bureau, Michell, Center for Freedom and Prosperity, Dan Mitchell


Billionaire MacKenzie Scott gives away $2.7 billion, including $40M to UIC, $5M to Kennedy-King

Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, wrote in a Medium post that she made the gifts to enable the organizations to continue their work.
Tags: Amazon, Jeff Bezos, Scott, UIC, Mackenzie Scott, Kennedy King


AT MINIMUM THERE SHOULD BE A SUBSTANTIAL RE-ENTRY FEE

Petition to deny Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin spaceflight reentry to Earth making the rounds (Thanks to Ralph)
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Wealth secret of the super rich revealed: be born into a rich family

The 10 richest dynasties, such as those behind Walmart and Mars, grew their net worth by $136bn during the pandemic, report findsSelf-made billionaires including Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk made huge profits during the Covid-19 pandemic but a new report shows there’s no beating family money when it comes to getting – and staying – really, really rich.Ten of the US’s richest families, including the Walmart family and the dynasties behind industries including candy and cosmetics, also saw their asset...
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, US, Walmart, World news, US news, Mars, US income inequality, Jeff Bezos, Inequality, Institute for Policy Studies IPS


Motown Museum nets $5 million from MacKenzie Scott as several Detroit groups land gifts

Several Detroit groups were beneficiaries as MacKenzie Scott unveiled $2.7 billion for nonprofits, the latest giving from the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos.        [Author: Detroit Free Press]
Tags: Religion, Jeff Bezos, Detroit, Detroit Free Press, Mackenzie Scott


A new chapter in space begins. See what's next

Billionaire Jeff Bezos announces he's traveling to space, a "flight to nowhere" sells out in minutes and technology shows us the closest simulation to how a star is formed. See space's next chapter.
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Mackenzie Scott Makes Large Gifts to 3 Florida Schools

The former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has donated $40 million each to two state universities in Florida.
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Amazon prioritized finding 'wicked smart' college grads for management roles over promoting hourly workers within the ranks, according to a new report

More than 75% of managers at Walmart stores in the US began as hourly workers, according to The New York Times. Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images Amazon kept hourly workers from getting promoted by seeking out new college grads to fill management roles, NYT reports. By comparison, Walmart reportedly promotes hourly workers at roughly double the rate of Amazon. Amazon has a minimum wage of $15 for all workers, a pay floor Walmart has not officially enacted...
Tags: Amazon, Jobs, News, US, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Economy, Earth, Canada, New York Times, Retail, Jeff Bezos, Times, Staten Island, Bezos


Billionaire MacKenzie Scott gives away $2.7 billion, including $40 million to UIC

Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, wrote in a Medium post that she made the gifts to enable the organizations to continue their work.
Tags: Amazon, Jeff Bezos, Scott, UIC, Mackenzie Scott


Take a look inside an Amazon Air Boeing 737, the latest weapon in Jeff Bezos' master plan to win the delivery wars

The exterior of a Prime Air Boeing 737-800BCF plane. Sinéad Baker/Business Insider Amazon operates its own planes to meet its goals to deliver packages to customers quicker. The Amazon Air fleet also moves cargo for USPS, according to a recent Information report. We took a look inside one at the Paris Air Show, to see how Amazon gets your orders to you quickly. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon operates its own fleet of jets to deliver packages around the world and ge...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, News, Trends, Amazon Prime, Features, UPS, US Postal Service, Usps, News UK, Delta, Retail, Amazon Prime Air, Jeff Bezos, Boeing, Westjet


Amazon Boss's Ex-Wife Makes Large Gifts to 3 Florida Schools

The former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has donated $40 million each to two state universities in Florida.
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Amazon Boss's Ex-Wife Makes Large Gifts to 2 Florida Schools

The former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has donated $40 million each to two state universities in Florida that have a history of promoting social mobility and educating students from communities traditionally underserved by higher education.
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Boss, Florida Schools


Amazon tracks warehouse workers' every move because Jeff Bezos reportedly thinks people are inherently lazy

Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images Some Amazon policies were built to stop a "march to mediocrity," according to one plan architect. Employment model and performance trackers were reportedly created to keep workers on their toes. The New York Times revealed the restrictive policies that govern one of the nation's top employers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many of Amazon's policies were designed to prevent low-skilled workers from becoming lazy, according to a...
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, Walmart, E-commerce, New York Times, Retail, The New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Times, The Washington Post, Bezos, Niekerk, Tech Insider, INA FASSBENDER AFP, Grace Kay


CSUN receives $40 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, largest in school’s history

Cal State Northridge has received a $40 million donation, the largest in its 63-year history, to address equity gaps at the four-year university. The donation comes from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, one of the wealthiest people in the world, CSUN said in a Tuesday morning, June 15, statement announcing the gift. The $40 million CSUN received is part of an overall $2.7 billion in donations Scott is donating to 286 “high-impact organizations in categories and communities that have be...
Tags: Amazon, News, Education, California News, Beck, Sport, West, Soccer, Jeff Bezos, Pasadena, Local News, Southern California, Scott, U S News World Report, CSUN, Mackenzie Scott


Amazon tracks warehouse workers' every move because Jeff Bezos thinks people are inherently lazy, report says

An architect of Amazon's systems told The New York Times that many of its most contentious policies were meant to keep workers from getting lazy.
Tags: Amazon, The New York Times, Jeff Bezos


Photos of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket and spaceship offer a peek at Jeff Bezos' first-class flight to the edge of space

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin employees celebrate the New Shepard rocket booster's first landing. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos plans to launch to space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket as early as July 20, alongside his brother and two guests who have not yet been named. The group will be the vehicle's first passengers. Photos of the rocket and spaceship offer a peek at Bezos' upcoming flight, which will be unlike any human spaceflight before it. In just 11 minutes, New Shepa...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Spaceships, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Mark, Jeff, Bezos, West Texas


MacKenzie Scott gave away another $2.7 billion to 286 organizations, bringing her total recent donations to $8.5 billion

MacKenzie Scott has announced multiple massive donations in the last year. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic via Getty Images; Taylor Borden/Business Insider MacKenzie Scott has given away $2.7 billion to nearly 300 nonprofits in 2021. Scott, a philanthropist and Jeff Bezos's ex-wife, has gifted over $8 billion in recent years. She is one of the richest people on the planet, with a $60 billion net worth. See more stories on Insider's business page. MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon fou...
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, Getty Images, Billionaires, Jeff Bezos, Philanthrophy, Scott, Dan, Bezos, Mackenzie Scott, Tech Insider, Taylor Hill FilmMagic, Tim Levin, Taylor Borden Business Insider MacKenzie Scott


Amazon Boss' Ex-Wife Makes Largest Donation in UCF History

The former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has donated $40 million to the University of Central Florida.
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Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott gives away $2.7bn to hundreds of charities

Ex-wife of Jeff Bezos gives to 286 groups and says she wants to donate ‘fortune that was enabled by systems in need of change’The American novelist and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott said on Tuesday she had given a further $2.7bn (£1.9bn) to 286 organisations.Scott, who was formerly married to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, issued a statement regarding distribution of the latest tranche of her $57bn fortune. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Gender, Technology, Education, Race, Society, World news, Jeff Bezos, Inequality, Philanthropy, Scott, Mackenzie Scott, Coronavirus


Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott gives away £2bn to 286 organisations

Ex-wife of Jeff Bezos says she wants to donate ‘fortune that was enabled by systems in need of change’The billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, known for her impromptu multibillion-dollar donations to charities and racial equity issues, has announced that she has given a further $2.7bn (£1.9bn) to 286 organisations.Scott, the ex-wife of the Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, wrote in a Medium post that she made the gifts to enable the organisations to continue their work, and as a “signal of trus...
Tags: Amazon, Gender, Technology, Education, Race, Society, World news, Jeff Bezos, Inequality, Philanthropy, Scott, Mackenzie Scott, Coronavirus


MacKenzie Scott donates $2.7B, cites fortune 'enabled by systems in need of change'

Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, said she is troubled by the increasing concentration of wealth among a small proportion...
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MacKenzie Scott reveals another $2.74 billion in charitable giving

Scott, former wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has donated a total of $8.5 billion since July 2020.
Tags: Amazon, Jeff Bezos, Scott, Mackenzie Scott


Amazon burns through workers so quickly that executives are worried they'll run out of people to employ, according to new report

Inside an Amazon warehouse. Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images Amazon burns through hourly employees, according to a major New York Times investigation. Employee churn is so high that some Amazon execs are reportedly worried about running out of people. The company has been on a hiring spree in order to keep up with increased pandemic shopping. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Amazon has been hiring hundreds of thousands of workers f...
Tags: Amazon, Labor, Trends, Workers, New York Times, The New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Times, Amazon Warehouse, US Amazon, Ben Gilbert, Pandemic, Tech Insider, Times Amazon, GETTY IMAGES Amazon, Fulfillment Center