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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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Former Biden aide helped Amazon kill off dozens of privacy laws nationwide, leaked documents show

Jay Carney, former White House press secretary, has worked for Amazon since 2015.AP Leaked documents reveal how a former US press secretary helped Amazon kill privacy regulations. Jay Carney's lobbying division has swelled to more than 250 staff members since 2015.  Reuters reported that Amazon killed or undermined protections in over 36 bills across 25 states. A trove of leaked internal documents has revealed how a former aide to US President Joe Biden helped Amazon stave off the threat ...
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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...
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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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Meet the crew: Jeff Bezos is launching to the edge of space with his brother, an 82-year-old aviator, and a Dutch teen

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Blue Origin has finally revealed the identities of all the passengers on Jeff Bezos' spaceflight. The crew includes Mark Bezos, Jeff's younger brother, and Wally Funk, an 82-year-old aviator. They'll be joined by Oliver Daemen, a Dutch teen who will be Blue Origin's first paying customer. See more stories on Insider's business page. The richest person on Earth is about to rocket to the edge of ...
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Amazon just updated its famous leadership principles days before Jeff Bezos' departure as CEO

Jeff Bezos Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images Amazon updated its famous 14 leadership principles days before Jeff Bezos' exit as CEO. The first new principle is "Strive to be Earth's Best Employer," a common Bezos refrain. The second is "Success and Scale Bring Broad Responsibility." See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon has amended its famous company values days before Jeff Bezos is set to step down as CEO.The ecommerce giant announced Thursday that it has updated it...
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Amazon is fighting against laws that could force it to verify third-party sellers' identities and give out their contact information

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Amazon has been lobbying against a new form of legislation called INFORM acts, Axios reports. These acts would force e-commerce sites to verify third-party sellers' identities and provide contact information to customers. Amazon and others argue the legislation would jeopardize third-party sellers' privacy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon has lobbied against new laws that would force it to investigate ...
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Bernie Sanders is trying to block Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin from getting $10 billion NASA funding for a moon-landing mission

Sen. Bernie Sanders (left) and Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty/Jim Watson/Pool via REUTERS Jeff Bezos' space company, Blue Origin, wants $10 billion to take part in a NASA moon-landing mission. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday tried to block that funding through an amendment to the Endless Frontier Act. Sanders has a long history of opposing Blue Origin, owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bernie Sanders is trying to sto...
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Amazon stock climbs 2% after delivering a huge earnings beat with Q1 revenue up 44% to $108 billion

Outgoing Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images Amazon shares rose slightly on Friday after smashing Q1 analyst estimates. Quarterly profit tripled for the e-commerce retailer at a time when uncertainty was rampant. "It appears to be a question of when, and not if, it becomes a $2 trillion company," one analyst said. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Amazon's shares rose 2% in regular trading on Friday after reporting first-quarter...
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Amazon stock climbs 3% after delivering a huge earnings beat with Q1 revenue up 44% to $108 billion

Outgoing Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images Amazon shares rose 3% in Friday's pre-market trading after smashing Q1 analyst estimates. Quarterly profit tripled for the e-commerce retailer at a time when uncertainty was rampant. "It appears to be a question of when, and not if, it becomes a $2 trillion company," one analyst said. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Amazon's shares rose 3% in pre-market trading on Friday after r...
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Bernie Sanders will travel to Alabama to meet with Amazon workers pushing to unionize amid his ongoing battle with Jeff Bezos

Sen. Bernie Sanders, left, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty/Jim Watson/Pool via REUTERS Sen. Bernie Sanders will travel to Alabama on Friday to meet with Amazon workers. The visit comes amid the final days of a union vote at Amazon's Bessemer fulfillment center. Sanders has criticized CEO Jeff Bezos several times in the past over his $184 billion fortune. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Bernie Sanders will reportedly travel to Alabama this wee...
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Bernie Sanders will travel to Alabama to meet with Amazon workers pushing to unionize amid his battle with Jeff Bezos

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty/Jim Watson/Pool via REUTERS Sen. Bernie Sanders is set to travel to Alabama on Friday to meet with Amazon workers. The visit would come in the final days of a union vote at Amazon's Bessemer fulfillment center. Sanders has repeatedly criticized CEO Jeff Bezos and his $184 billion fortune. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Bernie Sanders is reportedly set to travel to Alabama this week to meet ...
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Bernie Sanders is taking on Jeff Bezos again, asking him to testify before the Senate about Amazon's reported attempts to quash a union vote in Alabama

Senator Bernie Sanders (left) and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty/Jim Watson/Pool via REUTERS Sen. Bernie Sanders told the Post that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was invited to an income inequality hearing. The hearing will feature testimony from an Amazon employee involved in a historic union drive in Alabama. Amazon has reportedly used anti-union tactics at the Bessemer, Alabama warehouse. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senator Bernie Sanders is taking on Ama...
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Amazon is adding 3,000 jobs in Boston, including in AI, finance, and HR, as it continues its pandemic hiring spree

Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Amazon is rapidly expanding its corporate and tech workforce in Boston. It's adding 3,000 positions in the city "over the next several years," it said. About 400 roles are already open in the area. The roles will be based at its Boston Tech Hub and a 17-story office building that it's just leased. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon, already the second-largest employer in America, is expanding its workfor...
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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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Google and Amazon fined a total of $163 million for violating French law, after they tracked unsuspecting visitors by placing cookies on their computers

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Google and Amazon in France tracked visitors without permission to personalize ads, a violation of French law. They were fined a total of $163 million on Thursday.  "We stand by our record of providing upfront information and clear controls, strong internal data governance, secure infrastructure, and above all, helpful products," a Google spokesperson told Business Insider via email.  "We disagree with the CNIL's decision," an Amazon ...
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