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Jeff Bezos turns 58 today. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.7 trillion company and became one of the world's richest people.

Jeff Bezos inside Amazon's Spheres in 2018.The Washington Post/Getty Images Jeff Bezos began his career as a hedge-funder in New York before leaving to start Amazon. Amazon struggled to turn a profit at first, but these days, it's worth $1.7 trillion. Its share price has hit new highs during the pandemic. Along the way, Bezos has faced antitrust scrutiny, weathered scandals, traveled to space, and become one of the world's richest people. Jeff Bezos' mom, Jackie, was a teen...
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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 about to step down as Amazon CEO. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.7 trillion company and became the world's richest person.

Jeff Bezos inside Amazon's Spheres in 2018. The Washington Post/Getty Images Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO on July 5, 27 years to the day after he founded the company. Bezos got his start as a New York hedge-funder and grew Amazon into a $1.7 trillion business. Along the way, he faced antitrust scrutiny, weathered scandal, and became the world's richest man. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. After 27 years in charge, Jeff Bezos is stepping down as A...
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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...
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Divorces of the rich and famous: a 1% solution or the start of a trend?

With such high-profile splits at Bill and Melinda Gates and Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos, some say the wealthy play by their own rules but celebrities often set standards the rest of us followA cascade of recent high-profile divorces of the very rich and famous has presented new questions for the divorce industry – and offered a voyeuristic thrill-ride for millions of the less well-known.Some of the divorces of recent years have apparently been amicable or pseudo-amicable, such as the tech billionai...
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Bill and Melinda Gates' separation agreement likely took at least a year to figure out ahead of the divorce, an expert said

Win McNamee / Getty Images Win McNamee / Getty Images Bill and Melinda Gates don't have a prenup, so they divided assets based on a separation agreement. A separation agreement is a private document in a divorce filing that splits up property. That agreement has likely been in the works for at least a year, a lawyer said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates filed for divorce in Washington state on May 3 and asked the court to follow a separation agre...
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Morning Docket: 05.05.21

* Attorneys in the Gates divorce also worked on the Bezos split-up. Maybe Gates read a good online review of the lawyer written by Bezos... [CNN] * A Kevin Spacey accuser must reveal his name in order for his lawsuit to proceed. [Huff Post] * The military promotion of the South Dakota Attorney General has been blocked because of his involvement in a deadly car collision last year. [ABC News] * Coca-Cola is pausing its plan to incentivize the use of diverse attorneys after the general counse...
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Jeff Bezos has been awarded $218,000 in legal fees after fighting off a defamation suit brought by his girlfriend's brother. Here's how the Amazon CEO became embroiled in a tangled web of lawsuits and family drama.

Michael Sanchez, left, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. John Sciulli/Getty Images for Politicon; Getty Images Jeff Bezos was awarded $218,000 in legal fees after Michael Sanchez's unsuccessful defamation suit. Sanchez, the brother of Bezos' girlfriend, said Bezos falsely accused him of leaking private texts. Last November, a judge threw out the suit, citing a lack of evidence. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jeff Bezos has been awarded $218,000 in legal fees, the...
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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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Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon CEO. 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 After 27 years, Jeff Bezos announced he is stepping down as CEO of Amazon 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 l...
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Jeff Bezos plans to step down as Amazon CEO later this year. Here's how he makes and spends his $196 billion fortune.

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, is the richest person alive - and the first in modern history to accumulate a fortune over $200 billion. REUTERS/Katherine Taylor Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO in Q3 of 2021, CNBC reported. Bezos' net worth is an estimated $196 billion, according to Forbes. He spends his fortune on real estate, a Gulfstream Jet, and his space exploration company. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Amazon announced on Tuesday that CEO Jef...
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Jeff Bezos wants his girlfriend's brother to pay his legal fees after he unsuccessfully sued the Amazon CEO. Here's how Bezos became embroiled in a tangled web of lawsuits and family drama.

Michael Sanchez, left, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. John Sciulli/Getty Images for Politicon; Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants Michael Sanchez to pay his legal fees following an unsuccessful defamation suit. Sanchez — the brother of Bezos' girlfriend — claimed Bezos falsely accused him of leaking private texts to the National Enquirer. In November, a judge threw out the suit, citing a lack of evidence.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jeff Bezos wants his girlfrien...
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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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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.  ...
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50 charts, maps, and graphics that tell the biggest stories of 2020

Insider Business Insider's Graphics Team was tasked with creating hundreds of graphics throughout this historic year. From covering an unprecedented election to tracking the spread and impact of the coronavirus, graphics can tell us a lot about what happened in 2020. Keep scrolling to explore our highlights, including how the QAnon learned to love the GOP and how much big tech giants pay their workers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. This map shows where US-Iran te...
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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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Jeff Bezos is likely to beat the defamation suit brought by his girlfriend's brother. Here's how the Amazon CEO became embroiled in a tangled web of lawsuits and family drama.

Michael Sanchez, left, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. John Sciulli/Getty Images for Politicon; Getty Images A defamation lawsuit against Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is on the verge of being thrown out, the latest update in a months-long legal battle.  Michael Sanchez — the brother of Bezos' girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez — claimed Bezos and his head of security, Gavin de Becker, falsely accused Sanchez of providing the nude photos of Bezos to the National Enquirer. The suit followed a scandal that erupt...
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A definitive list of the 12 richest tech billionaires in the world, who have a collective net worth of more than $990 billion

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Getty The 12 richest tech billionaires in the world have a collective net worth of more than $990 billion. At the top of the list sits Jeff Bezos — Amazon CEO, owner of the Washington Post, and richest man in the world. Meet the tech tycoons, as ranked by their net worths sourced from the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. 12. Michael Dell Michael Dell. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Net worth: $36.8 billionAge...
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Jeff Bezos' ex-wife MacKenzie Scott is the world's richest woman

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his now ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos poses as they arrive at the headquarters of publisher Axel-Springer where he will receive the Axel Springer Award 2018 on April 24, 2018 in Berlin. ORG CARSTENSEN/dpa/AFP via Getty Images Mackenzie Scott is now the richest woman in the world, according to Bloomberg's Billionaire Index. Scott, who divorced Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in 2019, currently has a net worth of $68 billion. She gained millions of shares of Amazon wort...
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Jeff Bezos is the first person in history to be worth more than $200 billion. Here's how the world's richest man makes and spends his fortune.

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, is the richest person alive — and the first in modern history to accumulate a fortune over $200 billion. REUTERS/Katherine Taylor Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person alive, is now richer than he's ever been.Bezos made his fortune from online retail giant Amazon, but has drawn increasing criticism over the company's size and is slated to defend it at a Congressional tech antitrust hearing on Wednesday.Bezos pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate ch...
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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. (AMZN)

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, both Bezos and Sanchez have finalized their respective divorces and have embarked on a whirlwind roman...
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MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, donated $1.7 billion on Wednesday. By Friday, she'd made it all back — and then some.

MacKenzie Scott (formerly MacKenzie Bezos) announced Wednesday that she had donated $1.7 billion to 116 different organizations tackling a variety of social issues. By Friday afternoon, the value of her stake in Amazon had grown so much that she is is now richer than she was before the gift, according to CNBC's Robert Frank. Scott, an author by trade, became a billionaire following her 2019 divorce from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Scott received 25% of Bezos' stake in the e-commerce giant, minus vo...
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Jeff Bezos' ex MacKenzie donates US$1.7 billion and changes last name

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' ex-wife has quietly announced her new last name alongside details of her incredible philanthropy.MacKenzie Bezos became an overnight billionaire last April after finalising her divorce from her husband... [Author: [email protected]]
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Jeff Bezos' ex MacKenzie donates $1.7 billion and changes last name

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' ex-wife has quietly announced her new last name alongside details of her incredible philanthropy.MacKenzie Bezos became an overnight billionaire last April after finalising her divorce from her husband... [Author: [email protected]]
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Jeff Bezos is about to defend his Amazon empire before Congress. Here's how the richest person in the world makes and spends his $178 billion fortune.

Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person alive, is now richer than he's ever been. Bezos made his fortune from online retail giant Amazon, but has drawn increasing criticism over the company's size and is slated to defend it at a Congressional tech antitrust hearing on Wednesday. Bezos pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change in February and promised $100 million to food banks in April. Bezos was the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion — and he curr...
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Jeff Bezos' ex-wife MacKenzie has donated $1.7 billion of her wealth since their divorce, and taken a new last name

Last year Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie divorced, leaving her with a fortune of about $36 billion and thirteenth-richest person in the world. In a blog post on Tuesday MacKenzie announced she has donated $1.7 billion to 116 organizations over the past year. She has also changed her name to MacKenzie Scott. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon's billionaire chief executive Jeff Bezos, has donated $1.7 billion of her wealth in the past year ...
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MacKenzie Scott, formerly Bezos, says she has given away $1.7 billion of her wealth so far

MacKenzie Scott, formerly MacKenzie Bezos, has already donated nearly $1.7 billion of her fortune to a variety of organizations and causes after pledging last year to give most of it away during her lifetime.
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