Jeff Bezos: News

15 Jul 2021

Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin secures FAA license for manned missions

Although Richard Branson beat Blue Origin to space with the Unity 22 mission, just days before Jeff Bezos's maiden voyage to space, his company Blue Origin has been authorized by the US's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to carry humans on the New Shepard launch system into space.

06 Jul 2021


Amazon begins new chapter as Bezos hands over CEO role

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stepped down as the CEO Monday as the multinational technology company navigates the challenges of a world fighting to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.

02 Jul 2021

Space News

82-year-old Funk to join Bezos's space trip, ending 60-year wait

Aerospace pioneer Wally Funk, 82, will be joining Amazon boss Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin's crewed space flight of its New Shepard suborbital spacecraft.

02 Jul 2021

Blue Origin

Richard Branson will travel into space on July 11

Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson is aiming to beat fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos into space by nine days.

27 May 2021


Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO on July 5

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos has picked a date to step down as CEO.

16 Apr 2021


Amazon Prime adds 50 million subscribers thanks to the pandemic

Amazon Prime subscriber count shot up to 200 million while recording a growth of 33 percent. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made this announcement in his final annual shareholder letter before he passes the reins to Andy Jassy later this year.

15 Apr 2021


Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin launches and lands New Shepard rocket

Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin might be several steps behind Elon Musk's commercial spaceflight competitor SpaceX, but it's inching toward its first manned spaceflight.

08 Mar 2021


MacKenzie Scott, former wife of Jeff Bezos, marries school teacher

MacKenzie Scott, a philanthropist, author, and the former wife of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, has married a science teacher from Seattle, Dan Jewett. He revealed that he intends to give away the largest chunk of their wealth to charity.

04 Feb 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos steps down as CEO, and more

After heading Amazon for more than two decades, Jeff Bezos has stepped down as the CEO to take over as the Executive Chairman.

03 Feb 2021


Meet Andy Jassy: Next CEO of Amazon replacing Jeff Bezos

Andy Jassy may keep a low profile, but he has led the Amazon Web Services (AWS) to an impressive $50 billion revenue this year.

03 Feb 2021


Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO

Jeff Bezos, who founded Amazon nearly three decades ago in his garage, will be stepping down from the post of CEO in the third quarter, the company announced on Tuesday.

05 Jan 2021

Mark Zuckerberg

Jeff Bezos donates $10 billion to fight climate change

The world's richest person made the single-largest charitable contribution in 2020, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual list of top donations, a $10 billion gift that is intended to help fight climate change.

16 Dec 2020


Jeff Bezos' ex-wife MacKenzie Scott donates $4bn in four months

MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has donated over $4 billion in just four months.

27 Aug 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos is now worth $200bn, and more

In the updates since last night, Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, became richer than ever.

15 Aug 2020

Walt Disney

Quibi's founder sells Beverly Hills mansion for a staggering $125mn

Los Angeles just got one of its costliest residential property sales in its history.

30 Jul 2020


Big Tech on trial: Key moments from the historic hearing

On Wednesday, Big Tech went on trial as the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook appeared before Congress for a hearing on antitrust.

27 Jul 2020


Big Tech CEOs to testify before Congress: All details here

On Wednesday, the Chief Executives of four of US' largest technology conglomerates - Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google - are heading to testify before a US Congressional panel.

23 Jul 2020


Twitter hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts

Last week's massive Twitter hack left more than 100 high-profile accounts, including those of business magnates like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk, compromised.

16 Jul 2020


Twitter hack: Musk, Obama, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, others compromised

Microblogging platform Twitter has been hit by a massive hack by cryptocurrency scammers.

16 Jun 2020


Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos may finally testify before Congress

E-commerce behemoth Amazon has confirmed that its founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, is ready to testify before a US Congressional panel this July.

12 Mar 2020


Weinstein said Jennifer Aniston 'should be killed', reveal court documents

"Jen Aniston should be killed", disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein had said in 2017, after a reporter reached out to him for a comment on a story, freshly unsealed court documents have revealed.

18 Feb 2020


Bezos launches $10 billion-worth 'Earth fund' to fight climate change

In order to tackle the problem of climate change, Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, has announced the plan to create a new 'Earth Fund' and invest $10 billion in it.

13 Feb 2020


Jeff Bezos buys $165 million home after mansion-hunting with girlfriend

The world's richest person, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, has just bought the most expensive property in Los Angeles, United States.

02 Feb 2020


How to set up two-step verification on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most secure messaging platforms available today. However, in the last six months, the Facebook-owned app has been subjected to some serious hacking attempts, including the snooping of over 120 Indian accounts and the hacking of Jeff Bezos's phone.

31 Jan 2020

Mark Zuckerberg

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos made $13 billion within minutes

Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, is minting more money than you could imagine.

24 Jan 2020


#TechBytes: How to secure your WhatsApp from hacking attempts

In the digital age, people value their data just as much as their money.

23 Jan 2020

Mohammed Bin Salman

After hacking report, Bezos tweets image from Jamal Khashoggi's memorial

The phone of the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, was allegedly hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, an explosive report in The Guardian claimed yesterday.

22 Jan 2020


Apparently, Saudi Crown Prince hacked Jeff Bezos's phone via WhatsApp

Last year, Gavin de Becker, a security specialist known for assisting the CIA and FBI, claimed that the Saudi government had hacked the phone of Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man.

21 Jan 2020

Piyush Goyal

Jeff Bezos snubbed: IMF's Gita Gopinath says India needs investment

At a time when India is witnessing a historic economic slump, the government should welcome investments, said chief economist of International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gita Gopinath, on Monday.

17 Jan 2020

Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal snubs Bezos's $1bn investment announcement, Chidambaram slams him

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos came to India bearing gifts. The world's richest man promised to invest $1 billion to digitize small businesses, but this offer was welcomed rudely.

15 Jan 2020


Jeff Bezos investing $1 billion to digitize India's small businesses

Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, has said that his company, Amazon, will invest as much as $1 billion (approximately Rs. 7,100 crore) to digitize small businesses in India.

15 Jan 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos visits India as traders plan protest

The world's richest man and Amazon Inc. boss, Jeff Bezos is in India for a three-day visit.

02 Dec 2019


Jeff Bezos gave $131M to charity, 0.1% of his wealth

From Jeff Bezos to Elon Musk, billionaire business magnates often donate a part of their wealth to charitable causes.

28 Nov 2019

Mukesh Ambani

Now, Mukesh Ambani is 9th richest, ahead of Google founders

Mukesh Ambani, the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, has become the 9th richest person in the world.

25 Oct 2019

Bill Gates

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos set to lose 'World's Richest' title

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos will soon have to give up the title of the world's richest person as the Inc. stock dipped in after-hours trading on Thursday.

18 Oct 2019


Satya Nadella gets 66% salary hike. Guess his total earnings?

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Satya Nadella received a massive 66% raise in salary, during the fiscal year 2018-19.

03 Oct 2019

Saudi Arabia

At Jamal Khashoggi's memorial, Jeff Bezos hugs his fiancée

A year ago, journalist Jamal Khashoggi was inhumanely murdered inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. On Wednesday, activists and his fiancée, Hatice Cengiz gathered outside the embassy to remember him.

21 Jul 2019


Amazon accidentally gives 99% discount on Prime Day sale

During the recent Amazon Prime Day sale, a few photography enthusiasts left a lot happier than they would have imagined.

18 Jul 2019


Bill Gates not second richest anymore. Here's who replaced him

For the first time in the seven-year history of Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates swooped down to world's third-richest spot from his previous rank 2.

10 Jul 2019


Want to work at Amazon? Job ad reveals back-breaking standards

For years, Amazon has made headlines for pushing employees to work long hours and imposing debilitating standards, but apparently, that was the plan from the get-go.