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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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Movies To Watch If You Loved Fast & Furious 9

As "F9" roared into theaters, viewers both casual and devoted feverishly caught up on the Fast & Furious franchise's oddly complex lore and timeline. But once you're finished with NOS, Coronas, and the overbearing themes of family, you may want to find other movies that maintain the adrenaline rush that the Fast & Furious movies provide."F9" is defined by its strange mix of genres, combining heist, spy, and car action to create the high reality that the Fast & Furious series thrives on. Director...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Ansel Elgort, Washington, Berlin, America, Paris, Donald Sutherland, Leonardo Dicaprio, Secret Service, Scarlett Johansson, Cia, Justin Lin, Edward Norton, Henry Cavill


Zoe Saldana Is Making a Space Opera Anime for Crunchyroll

Zoe Saldana has starred in some of the biggest, most successful films in history. Next up, she’ll try to make more history by teaming up with the hugely successful anime brand Crunchyroll to create a franchise of her own. Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Star Trek, Avatar, Crunchyroll, Star Trek Beyond, Zoe Saldana, Zoe, Human Interest, Gamora, Nyota Uhura, Mariel Saldana, Joanne Waage, Imax Films, Creative Works, English Language Films


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 take an 11-minute flight to the edge of space. Here's how his childhood obsession with the cosmos led to Blue Origin's unprecedented spaceflight.

REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Jeff Bezos will be aboard Blue Origin's first human spaceflight on July 20. The Amazon and Blue Origin founder has been a space enthusiast since childhood. In 2013, he traveled out to sea for three weeks to retrieve pieces of the Apollo 11 spacecraft. See more stories on Insider's business page. On July 20, Jeff Bezos will be among the first human passengers to fly aboard New Shepard, a spacecraft built by his space exploration company, Blue Origin. While...
Tags: Amazon, Washington Post, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Jeff Bezos, Alexa, Axel Springer, Blue Origin, Star Trek Beyond, Bezos, Miami Herald, Kent Washington, South Texas, Stone


New ‘Star Trek’ Movie Coming From ‘WandaVision’ Director Matt Shakman

Hot on the heels of the news that WandaVision scored a whopping 23 Emmy nominations comes a little piece of info that may be of interest to Star Trek fans. Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions have reportedly beamed up Matt Shakman, who helmed all eight episodes of WandaVision, to direct the next Star Trek movie. Deadline reports that the next Star Trek film “will now move at warp speed and begin production next spring.” There is already a script in place by Lindsey Beer...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Star Trek, Spock, Quentin Tarantino, Paramount Pictures, Noah Hawley, Chris, Tarantino, Star Trek Beyond, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Kirk, Pine, Hawley


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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Review: Justin Lin's 'F9' is a Preposterous But Entertaining Self-Parody

Taiwanese-born American filmmaker Justin Lin (director of the films Better Luck Tomorrow, Annapolis, Tokyo Drift, and Star Trek Beyond previously) has directed five of the nine films in The Fast Saga already, including its lowest of lows (2009's Fast & Furious) and its highest of highs (2011's Fast Five). With Fast 9, known as just F9 or Fast & Furious 9, the auteur of automotive action returns to the franchise for the first time since 2013's Fast & Furious 6 for what is, arguably, the most ri...
Tags: Movies, Review, Justin Lin, John Cena, Star Trek Beyond, Vin Diesel, Fast & Furious, Lin, F9, Fast 9, Annapolis Tokyo Drift, Daniel Casey F9, Jack Toretto J D Pardo, Dominic Vinnie Bennett Jakob Finn Cole


Jeff Bezos will soon take an 11-minute flight aboard a rocket his space exploration company built. Here's how his childhood obsession with space led to Blue Origin's unprecedented spaceflight.

REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Jeff Bezos will be aboard Blue Origin's first human spaceflight in July. The Amazon CEO and Blue Origin founder has been a space enthusiast since childhood. In 2013, he traveled out to sea for three weeks to retrieve pieces of the Apollo 11 spacecraft. See more stories on Insider's business page. On July 20, Jeff Bezos will be among the first human passengers to fly aboard New Shepard, a spacecraft built by his space exploration company, Blue Origin. Whil...
Tags: Amazon, Washington Post, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Jeff Bezos, Alexa, Axel Springer, Blue Origin, Star Trek Beyond, Bezos, Miami Herald, Kent Washington, South Texas, Stone


35 Box Office Flops That Are Actually Worth Watching

British impresario Malcolm McLaren’s headstone reads, “Better a spectacular failure, than a benign success.” So it goes in life and, sometimes, at the movies.Hollywood makes lots of movies. Most of them aren’t good. Sometimes the good ones make money (lots of the bad ones do, too), but then sometimes...they don’t.…Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Robin Williams, Films, It, Netflix, Avatar, Oscar, Warren Beatty, The Godfather, Danny Boyle, Josh Brolin, Chris Hemsworth, Lifehacks, Peter Pan, Edward Norton, Blackhat


The Major Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Anniversaries of Spring 2021

Let’s face it. We’re all old. Even if that’s not technically true, there’s always something a person can say or do to make you feel that way. One of those is when we realize a movie we feel an affinity for is way older than we remember it being. The best course of action? Use the fact that your favorite movie is about…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Robin Hood, Superman, Disney, It, Jj Abrams, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Bowie, Angelina Jolie, Bryan Singer, Hercules, Kubrick, Chris Hemsworth, Errol Flynn, Raiders Of The Lost Ark


The Alien on Stage Documentary Is Pure Sci-Fi Joy

In 2019, a New Jersey high school made national news when it put on a stage production of Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi horror masterpiece Alien. The production even got the attention of Ripley herself, Sigourney Weaver. It was a huge deal because everyone had the exact same thought: “How the hell do you turn Alien into…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, New Jersey, Kickstarter, Sigourney Weaver, Ridley Scott, Alien, Star Trek Beyond, Ripley, West End Theatre, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture, The 2021 Sxsw Film Festival, Alien On Stage, Danielle Kummer


The Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Films on Paramount+

Another day, another streaming service. Yesterday marked the debut of Paramount+, the new name of the service formerly called CBS All Access. With it came a lot of new content to consume. io9 has some suggestions so you don’t have to endlessly scroll.Read more...
Tags: Science, Salma Hayek, Julianne Moore, Films, Generations, Syfy, It, Tom Hanks, David Cronenberg, Oscar, Nintendo, Katie Holmes, Ricky Gervais, Cbs, Seth Rogen, Sam Mendes


The Major Sci-Fi and Fantasy Anniversaries of Winter 2021

Let’s face it. We’re all old. Even if that’s not technically true, there’s always something a person can say or do to make you feel that way. For us, one of those things is when we realize a movie we feel an affinity for is way older than we remember it being. The best course of action? Use the fact that your favorite…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, It, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek Beyond, Horror Film, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture, Major Sci Fi


Space Sweepers Is a Wild Space Action Movie With a Meandering Core

The first and last half-hours of Space Sweepers, Jo Sung-Hee’s new Netflix movie, have some of the grandest, most fun space action we’re likely to see in a movie this year. It’s got a bit of a problem, though: in between those chunks is another hour-plus of movie that can’t really decide what it wants to be until it’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Netflix, Space Debris, Star Trek Beyond, Waste Collection, Yoo Hae jin, Space Sweepers, Creative Works, English Language Films, Street Sweeper, Jo Sung Hee


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...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Germany, India, New York City, US, America


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...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Elon Musk, Florida, New York, Yahoo, Washington Post, US, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Features, Washington Dc


Nic Cage's Prisoners of the Ghostland Is a Sensory Overload That Doesn't Make Much Sense

Prisoners of the Ghostland, the English language debut of Japanese director Sion Sono, works in two ways. First, it works as an elevator pitch. The film’s simple, captivating concept quickly grabs your attention. It also works as a fever dream. An impressive collection of cool visuals and sequences that don’t really…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, It, Sundance film festival, Star Trek Beyond, Sofia Boutella, Sion Sono, Human Interest, Prisoners Of The Ghostland, Creative Works, English Language Films, Technology_internet


Could a Batman: The Animated Series Continuation Be in the Works at Warner Bros?

Another Guardian of the Galaxy is confirmed for Thor: Love and Thunder. She-Hulk’s cast expands. There’s good news for more Snowpiercer. Plus, what’s to come on The Expanse, and get a new look at Netflix’s Winx Club reboot. Spoilers now!Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Jurassic Park, Warner Bros, Star Trek Beyond, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Winx Club, Imax Films, Batman In Film


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 ...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Texas, Jay Leno, Washington, Life, Wall Street, New York City, US, Trends, Cnn, Features, Ted Cruz, Billionaires, Holland, New Mexico


The Future of the ‘Star Trek’ Film Franchise is Uncertain, According to Simon Pegg

The future of the Star Trek film franchise at Paramount Pictures appears to be in limbo. At one time, there were discussions to get a Star Trek 4 off the ground that would have given us a time travel story where Chris Pine as Captain Kirk teamed up with Chris Hemsworth his late father George Kirk. Unfortunately, difficult salary negotiations stopped the movie dead in its tracks, and according to Simon Pegg, there doesn’t appear to be any urgency to pick up where Star Trek Beyond left off in 201...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Star-Trek, Sequels, Cbs, Chris Hemsworth, Paramount Pictures, Noah Hawley, Marvel Studios, Paramount, Simon-Pegg, Star Trek Beyond, Chris Pine, Kirk, J J Abrams, Picard


Simon Pegg on His New Film ‘Lost Transmissions’ and Balancing Indies With Blockbusters [Interview]

For more than two decades, Simon Pegg has firmly established himself as a performer of extraordinary range. Though known by many for his roles in blockbusters like Mission Impossible  and  Star Trek , as well as  his beloved collaborations with Edgar Wright , he’s appeared in a wide range of projects, from early roles in Band of Brothers , voice work on Ice Age: Collision Course and Boxtrolls , to indie films like Run Fatboy Run or Hector and the Search for Happiness . ...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, La, Features, Netflix, Jim Carrey, Scorsese, Batman, Ryan Gosling, Ace Ventura, Cannes, Edgar Wright, Simon-Pegg, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Tribeca


What’s Keeping Hollywood From Meaningful LGBTQ Representation in Blockbuster Movies Like ‘Star Wars’?

As the concluding chapter in the nine-film, 42-year-old Skywalker saga, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” was always destined to make cinema history at just about the biggest scale imaginable. But it turns out that the movie, written by J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio and directed by Abrams, makes film history in just about the […]
Tags: News, Disney, Lgbtq, Beauty and the Beast, Star Trek Beyond, Abrams, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Chris Terrio, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Attn: filmmakers, we need more than ‘little moments’ of LGBTQ visibility

This Internet was abuzz this week that the news that Kristen Stewart’s character in the new big-screen reboot of Charlie’s Angels is “definitely gay.” How will viewers know that secret agent Sabina prefers the company of women? Apparently, there’s a “little moment” in the film. Elizabeth Banks, writer, director, and star of the film, tells PrideSource: “Kristen’s character is definitely gay in the movie. I mean, she wanted to be gay in the movie and I’m like, ‘Yeah.’ I made sure we kept that li...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Entertainment, Film, Angels, Lifestyle, Film Industry, Cinema, Elizabeth Banks, Beauty and the Beast, Thor, Kristen Stewart, Filmmaker, Power Rangers, Kristen, Tessa Thompson


Why Joe Cornish Turned Down ‘Star Trek Beyond’

In 2013, Joe Cornish was primed to be the next successful indie director who would make the leap to the big-budget blockbuster. J.J. Abrams had just taken himself out of the running to direct the third Star Trek to helm Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Cornish was coming off the cult success of 2011’s Attack the Block. We just needed that one report with that all-important word: “Confirmed.” But Cornish turned down Star Trek. Justin Lin would take on directing duties of Star Trek Beyond, while ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Star-Trek, Sequels, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Justin Lin, Paramount Pictures, Edgar Wright, Independent, Joe Cornish, Star Trek Beyond, Wright, J J Abrams, Cornish, The Kid Who Would Be King


Simon Pegg Explains Why ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Failed at the Box Office

Star Trek Beyond was by no means a box office disaster. It raked in $158 million domestically and went on to have a $343 million total haul worldwide. But compared to its predecessors Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek Beyond failed to boldly go toward sky-high box office expectations. So what was the reason for Star Trek Beyond‘s box office disappointment? Star Simon Pegg has an explanation: the marketing. Simon Pegg told Geek Exchange that he believed the poor marketing was t...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Star Trek, Sequels, Cbs, Box Office, Justin Lin, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Simon-Pegg, Star Trek Beyond, Sofia, J J Abrams, Pegg, Star Trek Discovery, Geek Exchange


Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Star Trek’ Might Not Be R-Rated, Says Simon Pegg

It’s still hard to believe, but Quentin Tarantino is committed to making a new Star Trek film for Paramount. The Pulp Fiction filmmaker allegedly said he would only sign on to the film if Paramount approved an R-rating. But Star Trek franchise mainstay Simon Pegg says he knows some details about the Quentin Tarantino Star Trek Movie, and doesn’t think it will be R-rated after all. What’s going on with Quentin Tarantino’s R-Rated Star Trek movie? We’re all still in a kind of disbelief that th...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Star-Trek, Sequels, Rumors, Quentin-Tarantino, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Simon-Pegg, J J Abrams, Tarantino, Star Trek Beyond, Abrams, J J, Pegg


More Speculation About the Arrowverse Replacement for Firestorm on Legends of Tomorrow

Rian Johnson reveals how his pitch for the new Star Wars trilogy came about. John Bradley talks about some big movements in Game of Thrones’ final season. Pearl Mackie and Steven Moffat lift the lid on Bill’s fleeting return to Doctor Who. Plus, snippets of new Black Panther footage. Hi-o! Spoilers, away!Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Once Upon A Time, Inside, Game Of Thrones, Bill, Steven Moffat, Rian Johnson, Legends Of Tomorrow, Black Panther, Star Trek Beyond, The X Files, Mackie, iZombie, John Bradley, Woody Woodpecker