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  • Jeff Bezos’ ex MacKenzie says she’s donated $1.7B to charities in 2020

    07/28/2020 1:35:51 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 28, 2020 | 3:32pm | yKate Sheehy
    Amazon titan Jeff Bezos’s ex-wife revealed Tuesday that she has given away nearly $1.7 billion to nonprofits battling everything from racial and gender inequities to global warming. “Like many, I watched the first half of 2020 with a mixture of heartbreak and horror,” MacKenzie Bezos wrote in an open letter posted on the Web site Medium. “Life will never stop finding fresh ways to expose inequities in our systems; or waking us up to the fact that a civilization this imbalanced is not only unjust, but also unstable.” MacKenzie — whose divorce from Jeff made her one of the richest...
  • MacKenzie Bezos, worth nearly $37 billion, will give half her fortune to charity

    05/28/2019 7:52:00 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    CNN Business ^ | May 28, 2019 | Ivana Kottasová
    MacKenzie Bezos has promised to give at least half of her fortune to charity, just months after finalizing her divorce from the world's richest man. The newly minted billionaire has signed the Giving Pledge, which encourages the world's richest people to dedicate a majority of their wealth to charitable causes, either during their lifetimes or in their wills. The initiative was launched by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates in 2010 and has so far attracted the support of 204 individuals and families. MacKenzie Bezos became one of the richest people in the world following her divorce from Amazon...
  • As Bezos Demands Privacy, Amazon Enables the Surveillance State

    02/09/2019 4:27:39 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 09 FEB 2019 | Richard Moorhead
    The Intercept editor Glenn Greenwald wrote a searing column on Friday documenting Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos’ extensive relationship with intelligence agencies and the deep state. The reminder of Bezos’ corporate partnership with controversial government entities such as the CIA and NSA couldn’t come at a more appropriate time, as the Amazon founder has attracted attention for lashing out at what he calls an attempt by the National Enquirer to invade his privacy. Bezos alleges he’s the victim of attempted blackmail on behalf of the Enquirer, which supposedly threatened to release his personal lewd photos if he didn’t shut down a...
  • Bezos Protests the Invasion of His Privacy, Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State for Everyone Else

    02/09/2019 4:47:18 AM PST · by free_life · 13 replies
    The Intercept ^ | Feb 8/2019 | Glenn Greenwald
    Full tile: Jeff Bezos Protests the Invasion of His Privacy, as Amazon Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State for Everyone Else IF BEZOS WERE the political victim of surveillance state abuses, it would be scandalous and dangerous. It would also be deeply ironic. That’s because Amazon, the company that has made Bezos the planet’s richest human being, is a critical partner for the U.S. Government in building an ever-more invasive, militarized and sprawling surveillance state. Indeed, one of the largest components of Amazon’s business, and thus one of the most important sources of Bezos’ vast wealth and power, is working with...
  • Jeff Bezos’ Extortion Claim Said to Be Under Review by Prosecutors

    02/09/2019 4:09:05 AM PST · by zeestephen · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 09 February 2019 | JIM RUTENBERG, KAREN WEISE and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    Federal prosecutors are reviewing Mr. Bezos’ claim that he has been extorted, according to two people briefed on the matter who were not authorized to discuss it publicly. And those prosecutors have planned a meeting with Mr. Bezos’ representatives, one of those people said. If American Media is found to have broken a law — any law — it would be in violation of a [previous] deal with federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York.
  • Jeff Bezos: Trump’s Friends At The Enquirer Are Blackmailing Me Over My Pics -- And It's Political

    02/08/2019 9:30:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2019 | Allahpundit
    I am very excited for this new episode in our national drama, in which the world’s richest man publicly accuses allies of the president of extorting him with private photos of his genitalia if he doesn’t stop accusing them of politically driven hatchet jobs.For dramatic purposes, it can’t end any other way except with Bezos producing evidence that Trump himself put the Enquirer up to digging up dirt on him, as revenge for the Washington Post’s negative coverage of POTUS. And then we’ll have a fun national debate over whether it’s wrong for the president to use scandal sheets...
  • WaPo Report: Bezos’s Team Thinks “Government Entity” Might Have Gotten Hold Of His Photos And Texts

    02/08/2019 9:27:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2019 | Allahpundit
    I know this opinion is controversial but I really think season three of “President Trump” might be the best season yet. Washington Posts @RoigFranzia says Bezos' team thinks it's possible that the text leaks were politically motivated and that a "government entity" accessed the Bezos texts and hoo boy that's certainly something pic.twitter.com/MQuzNFbCed— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) February 8, 2019 My first thought when I watched that clip was, “Is … is he suggesting that Trump secretly ordered some federal agency to hack Bezos’s dick pics to ruin him?” That’s hard to believe, not so much because it’s beneath POTUS...
  • Reporter: Bezos investigator believes 'government entity' may have obtained texts

    02/08/2019 5:12:59 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/08/19 | John Bowden
    A reporter at the Washington Post says that an investigator hired by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos believes that text messages leaked to the National Enquirer between Bezos and his girlfriend may have been sent to the magazine by someone in government. In an appearance on MSNBC on Thursday, Post reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia said that Bezos's security consultant Gavin de Becker believes that National Enquirer obtained text messages from Bezos through inappropriate means. Bezos on Thursday said in a blog post that the Enquirer was attempting to force him to call off his investigation of the tabloid under the threat of...
  • Bezos tells of Enquirer threats to publish revealing pics (sexted **** pics)

    02/08/2019 4:07:12 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 40 replies
    AP via Boston 25 news ^ | Updated: Feb 8, 2019 - 4:32 AM | By: MICHAEL BALSAMO and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he was the target of "extortion and blackmail" by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating how the tabloid obtained his private exchanges with his mistress. Bezos, who is also owner of The Washington Post, detailed his interactions with American Media Inc., or AMI, in an extraordinary blog post Thursday on Medium.com. The billionaire did not say the tabloid was seeking money - instead, he said, the Enquirer wanted him to make a public statement that the tabloid's coverage was not...
  • Jeff Bezos yanked $20 million Super Bowl ad over Lauren Sanchez affair

    02/04/2019 10:32:52 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 4, 2019 | Emily Smith
    <p>Jeff Bezos pulled the plug on a $20 million Super Bowl ad for his spaceflight company, Blue Origin, after it was revealed his mistress had helped shoot footage for the commercial, sources told Page Six.</p> <p>Instead, the Amazon owner had a last-minute commercial created for his Washington Post, with some all-star narration by Tom Hanks.</p>
  • Bezos Launches Investigation Into Leaked Texts With Lauren Sanchez That Killed His Marriage

    01/30/2019 11:32:13 AM PST · by seanmerc · 71 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 30 Jan 19 | 30 Jan 19
    Jeff Bezos’ personal security team has launched an investigation into how his text messages ended up in The National Enquirer, and the inquiry is increasingly convinced that political motives are behind the disclosure. The investigation is taking place independent of Amazon, and Bezos, the world’s richest man, is personally funding it. Investigators want to know who leaked the texts that publicly blew up Bezos’ marriage earlier this month by revealing, in lurid detail, his affair with Los Angeles news anchor Lauren Sanchez. The leaked text messages contained flowery missives from Bezos such as “I want to smell you, I want...
  • Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity

    01/27/2019 12:39:23 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1/26/2019 | Isabel Vincent
    For the world’s richest man, charity begins — and stays — at home. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has given only a tiny fraction of his $160 billion fortune to philanthropic causes, falling far behind fellow billionaires such as Bill and Melinda Gates and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, public records show. Although Bezos, 55, and his estranged wife MacKenzie recently pledged $2 billion to a new charitable initiative, their previous giving amounts to a total of just over $145 million or .0906 percent — far less than one percent — of their net worth. Out of $100,000,...
  • Brother of Jeff Bezos' girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, slams mogul's team in Enquirer controversy

    02/10/2019 6:48:02 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain and Howard Kurtz
    The brother of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' girlfriend, former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, criticized the tech billionaire's decision to try to preempt the National Enquirer's scoop on their affair. Michael Sanchez told Fox News' "MediaBuzz" Sunday that he had been negotiating with the Enquirer's parent company, American Media Inc., to soften a forthcoming story on the couple's extramarital affair when Bezos' longtime security adviser Gavin de Becker "launched World War III against AMI" by advising Bezos to undermine the scoop with what Sanchez called a "misleading" tweet about Bezos' divorce from wife MacKenzie. "Everything that Gavin has advised...
  • Who Is MacKenzie Bezos? A woman who was an integral part of Amazon's origin story

    01/16/2019 10:03:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/12/2019 | By Jonah Engel Bromwich and Alexandra Alter
    In her 25 years of marriage to Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie Bezos has been a loyal ambassador for Amazon, the company that made her and her husband the richest couple in the world. She was an integral part of its origin story, driving to Seattle in 1994 while Mr. Bezos sat in the passenger seat, working on the nascent company’s business plan. She was Amazon’s first accountant and was involved in its transformation from a small online bookseller to the e-commerce behemoth it is today, the second company in American history to be valued at over a trillion dollars. Ms. Bezos,...
  • Media blackout of Jeff Bezos

    01/13/2019 9:21:04 PM PST · by libh8er · 59 replies
    Vanity | 1.13.2019 | Me
    One of the biggest and most salacious stories currently, involving the world's richest man and one of the most powerful and an upcoming mega billion dollar divorce - the kind the media loves to go on and on for weeks and months - and yet there is a not a mention of Bezos anywhere. Just out of curiosity I scanned the standard MSM sites : abcnews.com - no mention cbsnews.com - no mention nbcnews.com - no mention huffingtonpost.com - no mention nytimes.com - no mention wapo.com - no mention seattletimes.com - no mention latimes.com - no mention chicagotribune.com - no...
  • Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos NO PRENUP ... $137 BILLION on the Line

    01/10/2019 11:20:57 AM PST · by rktman · 92 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 1/9/2019 | unknown
    Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos did NOT have a prenuptial agreement so, by all rights, they will split their incredible fortune right down the middle ... sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ. The couple will file divorce docs in Washington, where community property rules ... translation -- all earnings and income during the marriage are split 50/50. When the couple married in 1993 -- 6 months after meeting -- Jeff wasn't even a millionaire. He didn't become one until 1997, so dreams of being the richest man in the world were pie in the sky. The division of assets will be...
  • Jeff Bezos and novelist wife MacKenzie reveal they are divorcing

    01/09/2019 11:25:44 AM PST · by BeauBo · 29 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9 Jan 2019 | STEPHANIE HANEY
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and novelist MacKenzie Bezos are getting a divorce. The couple announced the breakup over Jeff's Twitter account on Wednesday. The couple did not mention how Jeff Bezos' $140 Billion fortune will be split. Together, the Bezos are said to own more property than anyone in the US.
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie announce their divorce

    01/09/2019 8:46:08 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 40 replies
    abcstlouis.com ^ | Wednesday, January 9th 2019 | WJLA
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, have announced that the two are seeking a divorce. The billionaire executive and his wife of 25 years announced the news on Wednesday -- just three days before his 55th birthday -- in a tweet signed by both of them. "We want to make people aware of a development in our lives. As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends," the tweet says.
  • How much could Mackenzie Bezos get in their divorce?

    01/09/2019 1:35:25 PM PST · by NRx · 78 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01-09-2019 | Robert Frank
    Amazon's Jeff Bezos and wife Mackenzie announce divorce Amazon's Jeff Bezos and wife Mackenzie announce divorce 6 Hours Ago | 04:07 Jeff Bezos' divorce could become the most expensive in history — exactly what he pays out will depend on the complexities of marital law and the value of Amazon. Bezos announced in a tweet Wednesday that he and his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie, have "decided to divorce." His tweet suggested that it will be an amicable parting, saying "we remain a family and we remain cherished friends." And it's possible that any settlement and support he gives MacKenzie...
  • Jeff Bezos Relationship with TV Host Lauren Sanchez Led to Divorce

    01/09/2019 5:34:50 PM PST · by CaptainK · 65 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/9/2019 | Exclusive
    Jeff Bezos was having a relationship with former "So You Think You Can Dance" host Lauren Sanchez, and according to the National Enquirer, that's what ended his marriage. Sources closely connected with Lauren and her estranged husband, William Morris Endeavor mega-agent Patrick Whitesell, tell TMZ Lauren was indeed "seeing" Bezos in the later part of 2018. The sources add Sanchez and Whitesell separated last summer and are in the process of divorcing, and her relationship with Bezos did not begin until after her separation. Same goes for Bezos. We're told he and MacKenzie were also separated when he and Lauren...