Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson wins space race against Bezos
11 July 2021 | 5:31 pm
The 70-year-old British billionaire reached space nine days before Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' planned flight. But Bezos' company said Branson was simply not flying high enough.
16 Sep 2018
Bloomberg's Spencer Soper and Naomi Nix discuss Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos' philanthropic vision and his criticisms of federal government.
11 Feb 2019
Federal prosecutors are reviewing the National Enquirer’s handling of its story about Jeff Bezos’s extramarital affair to determine if the company violated an earlier cooperation deal with prosecutors, according to two people familiar with the matter.
10 Mar 2019
Billionaires as a whole may have lost a bit of their reach and wealth in 2018, but the heavy hitters are still on top, according to Forbes Magazine, which released its 33rd annual World Billionaires List.
14 Sep 2019
Elizabeth Warren is calling out Amazon.com Inc. for “ignoring labor laws and fostering work conditions that are detrimental to the safety and basic humanity of its workers.” The presidential candidate and Massachusetts senator demanded that Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos drop contractors that violate labor laws and enforce safety standards to protect delivery drivers and the general public. Bloomberg's Naomi Nix has more on "Balance of Power."
19 Feb 2020
While the Bezos Earth Fund initiative was applauded by many, critics have questioned Amazon's support for oil and gas businesses. He is following a similar path to fellow moguls like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.
23 Feb 2020
The Climate is never out of the headlines. Whether it is another storm wrecking havoc, with heavy rain, wind and flooding. Or hot, dry conditions leading to wild fires that burn out of control. The climate is a many-layered debate. Emmanuel Macron relaunched his climate cred with an announcement at Chamonix, on the Sea of Ice glacier that is melting more and more each Winter. And such "greenwashing" as it has been dubbed is not limited to politicians.
Magu: VP Yemi Osinbajo's lawyer writes IGP, demands probe of 4bn allegation, Jeff Bezos' net worth now $180 Billion
9 Jul 2020
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13 Jul 2020
Jeff Bezos has set a new record for the world's richest person after shares of Amazon hit an all-time high last week, pushing the company's market capitalization to $1.54 trillion.
2 Sep 2020
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' net worth has rocketed to $200 billion, making him the first person to ever reach this level of wealth.
4 Dec 2020
Protesters gather outside Jeff Bezos' Fifth Avenue apartment in Manhattan, to demand better pay and protection for workers, and to gift him a "Pandemic Profiteer Award", for the "most money made during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic."
4 Feb 2021
Bezos, who founded the firm almost 30 years ago, will be replaced by Andy Jassy. The 57-year-old Amazon CEO is worth almost $200 billion and wants to focus more on other projects, such as his media and space programs.
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Eddy Kenzo keeps scaling heights in music. The Ugandan who won admiration at home for winning attention at the Grammys is unrivaled among east African singers. Fans say he embodies hope that even the poorest can triumph.
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The Belgian government is assessing whether to extend the life of three nuclear reactors that had been due to close in 2025, citing a need to "reduce risks in the energy supply" in lieu of the war in Ukraine.
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After 20 years working for a big IT firm and spending his vacations connecting with the natural world, Gautum Shah decided to quit his job and use his skills to do something he truly cared about: preserving wildlife. His production company Internet of Elephants makes games using real conservation data. The idea is to boost preservation efforts by helping people feel closer to wild animals.
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South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was forced this week to cancel a trip to Davos by an escalating energy crisis that is inflicting rolling blackouts on the continent’s most developed economy.
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On Thursday, Apple reported that revenue fell 5 percent to $117.15 billion during the three months that ended in December, the company's first quarterly sales decline since before the pandemic. Profits decreased 13 percent to $30 billion.
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Canary Islands: La Palma volcano goes silent, but anger rumbles on. After lying dormant for half a century, the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma, in Spain's Canary Islands, suddenly exploded in a river of fire on September 19, 2021. The eruption lasted for 85 days.