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9 Mind-Blowing Facts That Show Just How Wealthy Jeff Bezos, the World's Richest Man, Really Is

The Amazon CEO is worth an estimated $121 billion

Jeff Bezos is the richest person on the planet. Worth an estimated $121 billion, the Amazon CEO is $16 billion richer than the world's next-richest person, Bill Gates.Bezos even retained his ranking as the world's richest person following his divorce from MacKenzie Bezos, after which she kept a ...

by Katie Warren  | May 05, 2019 06:00:00
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Jeff Bezos Remains the Wealthiest Man and Mackenzie Bezos Becomes the Third Wealthiest Woman in the World After Finalizing Divorce

The pair took to Twitter to make the announcement

Per two coordinated tweets, world's richest man Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos announced today that they have officially finalized their divorce.The missives -- each sent out at 1:10 on April 4, and the first tweet from MacKenzie’s account -- both emphasize their ...

by Nina Zipkin  | April 07, 2019 06:00:00
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Billionaires Like Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Mark Cuban Live by Ancient Stoic Philosophy

Staying humble and knowing that we don't know everything are big success factors

It all started around 304 BC when Zeno, a wealthy merchant and founder of Stoicism, sailed from the Mediterranean? port of Piraeus, known for its notoriously stormy weather. Zeno ?was shipwrecked and lost everything, but when he finally arrived in Athens, he ...

by Sam Barry  | January 15, 2019 12:00:00
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Jeff Bezos: 'I Predict One Day Amazon Will Fail'

He said it when asked about Sears recently going bankrupt

A company doesn't get as big as Amazon as quickly as it has without the CEO thinking a little differently to everyone else, and in the case of Jeff Bezos, that thinking extends to predicting when his company will fail.As CNBC reports, during an ...

by Matthew Humphries  | November 23, 2018 08:00:00
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Jeff Bezos Reveals What Inspires Him the Most at Work

The Amazon founder talked about how he makes decisions that make a real impact.

If Jeff Bezos has anything to say about it, Blue Origin will be sending tourists to space sometime next year. In conversation at the Wired Summit in San Francisco, the Amazon founder and CEO said Blue Origin is the “most important thing ...

by Nina Zipkin  | October 21, 2018 09:00:00
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The Formula Jeff Bezos Uses to Identify Great Ideas

The Amazon founder revealed his thought process in a recent interview

Jeff Bezos is currently the richest person on earth. And just this week, Amazon was valued at $1 trillion. It's clear Bezos didn’t get to this point in his career without having a certain skill for identifying and cultivating ideas that change the ...

by Nina Zipkin  | September 10, 2018 12:00:00
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Jeff Bezos Prefers This Over Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance naively suggests working and non-working hours should be evenly apportioned

Amazon is known for building a culture that values hard work. So much so that the organization has received criticism from current and former employees for having to work on Thanksgiving, or even when ill.When asked about Amazon’s work-life balance, Jeff Bezos remarked that he ascribed to ...

by John Boitnott  | July 19, 2018 06:00:00
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He's $53 Billion Richer Than Everyone Else and 24 Other Crazy Things We've Learned About Jeff Bezos

The Amazon founder has come a long way

In 1994, the then 30-year-old Jeff Bezos left behind a six-figure gig on Wall Street as the youngest ever senior vice president at investment banking firm D.E. Shaw & Co. to start Amazon in Seattle. Now, he's perennially in competition to be the richest man ...

by Nina Zipkin  | July 15, 2018 12:00:00
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The Secret Weapon 2 Famous Founders Deployed to Build Their Mega-Successful Companies

As Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos found, success comes when you turn your business into a reflection of your values

Businesses can outperform their competitors when they're direct reflections of their founders' unique vision. To illustrate, consider this two-part pop quiz:- Which company is infused with a zen-like commitment to simplicity? Hint: It bucks the status quo and forges new frontiers (or, ...

by Natasa Lekic  | June 22, 2018 02:00:00
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Steve Jobs Was an Arrogant You-Know-What. Jeff Bezos and Larry Ellison Aren't Teddy Bears, Either

These five controversial leaders who are/were polarizing, and why that may have been what made them so successful

We all like to fantasize about great leaders being ideal models of humanity in every category: They’re strong, smart, noble, calm . . . right?They're easy to get along with, and, what's more, almost anyone who meets them sees plainly that they’re cut out ...

by Jayson Demers  | January 11, 2018 08:00:00
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Odd and Unusual: Things You Never Knew About Jeff Bezos and 4 Other Big Names

Jeff Bezos does something at home every night because "it's the sexiest thing I do"

History is full of tales of remarkable people with unusual personal habits: The French author Honoré de Balzac allegedly drank up to 50 cups of coffee a day (not recommended, since he also suffered from stomach cramps, headaches, and high blood pressure).Thomas Edison reportedly slept only two hours a ...

by Thomas Smale  | January 02, 2018 12:00:00
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Jeff Bezos' "2-Pizza" Rule and 5 Other Brilliant Productivity Hacks From 6 Brilliant Entrepreneurs

What's the 2-pizza rule? Read below to find out

Productivity hacks are shortcuts, tricks or strategies that help you get more done in the same amount of time. We all know some of the basic hacks, like drinking coffee in the morning to get a caffeine boost, or planning your day the ...

by Jayson Demers  | November 26, 2017 06:00:00
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(Infographic) The Early Entrepreneurial Spirit of Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Others

Some people are just born with that business X factor

Even from an early age, you can tell that many of today’s famous business leaders were destined for greatness. In their youth, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Richard Branson showed their savviness by starting small businesses or brainstorming million-dollar ideas.And that entrepreneurial spirit only increased with age. ...

by Rose Leadem  | September 04, 2017 06:00:00
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