Skip to comments.Jeff Bezos - Very Rich, But Not Very Smart [vanity]
Posted on 02/10/2019 6:31:53 AM PST by canuck_conservative
That's one aspect of this fiasco that keeps ticking Bezos off - there's this unspoken meme out there that the richer you are, the smarter you must be. (Look at guys like Bill Gates or the founders of Google - smart computer guys, right?) And as The World's Richest Person, Bezos was happy to bask in this implied adulation too. But the fact that he would take "intimate self-pix" and send them over electronic media - which everyone, even poor peons like us, knows is hackable - shows really dumb behavior. (Bill Gates and Donald Trump never did this). Sure enough, those pix got hacked, and now Bezos looks like an idiot. So you have to wonder how much of Amazon's success was really due to Bezos himself, and how much was due to other people he hired. Did Bezos just luck out, being in the right place & time when he started Amazon as an online-bookseller? Sure starting to look that way now - with even poor people realizing they have more common sense than The World's Richest Person, of course he's really frustrated.
The other aspect of this that shows his dumbness is the fact that he took, and sent, all by himself, pictures of his "manhood". By doing so, he voluntarily gave away an intimate, private detail that other men are smart enough to not to. Once those pictures get out, any time he walks into a meeting, everyone can smirk, already knowing - and THAT must also be a pretty humiliating feeling for The World's Richest Person.
The pictures haven't been released yet, National Enquirer is keeping them in reserve as their ace, while Bezos desperately tries to recruit corrupt Democrat-friendly "law agencies" like Preet Brara's SDNY to intimidate the NE. (The fact that Bezos is in such a panic to get the pictures back suggests he doesn't have much there, another humiliation for The World's Richest Person.) But Bezos also realizes that if his goons lean too hard, NE could publish the pix anywhere, anytime - just upload it to a server in Finland and there's squat Bezos can do to stop it.
Think about that - a guy has 137 Billion (that 137,000 Million) Dollars, more money than every Freeper here COMBINED will ever make in our lifetimes, and he can't do one damn thing to put the toothpaste back in the tube that HE squeezed out. Now THAT'S frustration.
Be grateful for your poor, simple life.
Bezos is feeling it now, he might have a high standard-of-living, but he's got a poor quality-of-life. Karma.
Or maybe we all need to enjoy this short window of time, while Bezos is getting a divorce, if I understand correctly?
Once that is settled, I imagine miraculously, he will get his act all together once again.
Perhaps Bezos new girlfriend herslefnor vis the brother decided it was time to end the marriage. She leaked the pics. Now hes available to marry her.
Seen it done before.
But without the billions involved here.
I never cease to be amazed at the stupidity of so-called brilliant over achiever middle aged men when it comes to their “affairs”.
It might be close.
But every freeper is likely to make a couple of million in their lifetime.
The median income in the U.S.A. is $61,000 in 2017.
It takes less than 17 years at that rate to make a million dollars. The average working life is over 40 years, so 40 years income alone would be 2.44 million.
That is assuming no investments and compound interest.
137,000/2.44 = 56,147 freepers to earn as much over their lives as Bezos now has as net worth.
Jeff “Weiner” Bezos.
What kind of pervert sends photos of his private parts?
I give him no sympathy. He hates Trump and loves liberals.
Many things we do ( or dont do) arent reversible. This is one of the toughest things we have to learn growing up.
Bezos is corrupt and evil as can be. And he went stupid with his dalliances while the richest man on the planet.
But he (and his soon to be ex-wife) is very smart. Originally worked originally for a hedge fund famous for taking on only the smartest of analyst types.
We are all human and we all fall to our weaknesses.
But Bezos is objectively, by common standards, very smart.
I never cease to be amazed at the stupidity of so-called brilliant over achiever middle aged men when it comes to their affairs .
From what Ive read Bezos wife was the real brains. However, the stupid part of the equation goes to Sears who developed the process utilizing the technology of the time. Sears got caught in the frog in the pot paridym, just sat there and allowed their ass to be cooked....
Is the kid on the right a girl or a boy or a ?
In the U.S.A., even people of modest means can become well off through the magic of compound interest.
If a person invests 10% of their income for 40 years, at the end they will have 20 times their average income invested.
That, at a rate of return of 7%, will give them an income of 1.4X of their annual earned income for the rest of their life, and they can pass on the entire principle to their heirs.
7% is what a stock market index fund, based on the S&P 500, has averaged for the past 90 years, adjusted for inflation.
Once people start making the automatic payments to a 401K type investment account, they don't even miss the 10%.
That’s why nobody in Canada is rich, there’s no income “left over” to invest after our confiscatory tax rates are applied
I never hear anything like this about Bill Gates. Makes me wonder if he’s faithful or just very discreet. Maybe he’s too busy remaking Africa.
These guys (Facebook’s Zuckerberg included), are all lacking in fundamental leadership skills. The neat thing here....Bezos will end up marrying the girlfriend, and within five years...she’ll find out that he’s got a new girl on the side, and that the marriage ‘contract’ limits her to just $5-million if she divorces him.
If I were Bezos, I’d just go and hire a woman to be my ‘girlfriend’ and avoid the necessity of a wife.
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