Jeff Bezos says Amazon is not his ‘most important work.’ It’s this secretive rocket company that toils in the Texas desert.

Axel Springer/Business Insider In a recent in-depth interview, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said that Amazon and his other businesses aren’t nearly as important as Blue Origin. Blue Origin builds, tests, and launches reusable rockets and spaceships in the desert of west Texas. Bezos said he wants Blue Origin to help move all heavy industry into […]

Alexa, print money: Even Bezos stunned by Q4 Amazon income

Enlarge / Amazon Go from the outside. (credit: Sam Machkovech) The fact that Amazon made lots of money in 2017, both in the full year and its fiscal fourth quarter, may not surprise anybody who keeps tabs on the retailer/cloud services provider/video streamer/drone operator. But the newsworthy thing about its latest quarterly financial report (.PDF), […]

Bezos family donates $33 million to Dreamers scholarship program

A number of tech companies and executives have voiced support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. But Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie have just given $ 33 million in support to DACA recipients, also known as Dreamers. The two just donated the money to TheDream.US, which provides scholarships to […]

5 habits from Jeff Bezos that can help anyone advance their career

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Jeff Bezos is worth billions of dollars and built Amazon into a massively successful retail company.  The strategies he used can be adopted by anyone to find more success in their career.  Always put customers at the center of what you do, and focus on innovation.  Set the bar high for yourself and […]

Inside the ultra-elite Explorers Club that counts Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and James Cameron as members

Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider; Reuters The Explorers Club is an ultra-elite club in New York that serves as a meeting place for explorers, scientists, and the moneyed-elite who fund expeditions. Its members include astronaut Buzz Aldrin, President Teddy Roosevelt, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and film director James Cameron. The Manhattan clubhouse is […]

Here’s what Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and 13 more of the busiest people in the world eat for breakfast

Jean Philippe Arles/Reuters • Scientists aren’t necessarily convinced breakfast is the most important meal of the day, Tech Insider reported. • Still, many successful people take the time to eat a balanced breakfast. • Others, however, like Bill Gates and Donald Trump typically abandon the meal altogether. What goes into a breakfast of champions? Well, […]

Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, and others give $150 million to Steve Case’s Middle America startup fund

Steve Case, the cofounder and AOL and the creator of a series of tours called Rise of the Rest that highlight startup activity in places outside of Silicon Valley, has secured $ 150 million for a new venture capital fund. Also called Rise of the Rest, this fund will invest in startups in these traditionally […]

Jeff Bezos net worth: Massive sum of the ‘richest man in the world’ REVEALED

Jeff Bezos, 53, may have began trading out of his garage but his roaring success in the world of business has placed him alongside the likes of Bill Gates when it comes to wealth.  Amazon began as an internet merchant of books and expanded to a wide variety of products and services, which most recently […]

‘China’s Jeff Bezos’ is now running a village and vows e-commerce will eliminate poverty

The billionaire founder of China’s biggest online retailer, JD.com, is now the honorary head of a provincial Chinese village and has promised to eradicate poverty. Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, said his five-year goal is to increase the average income of Pingshitou village tenfold. Locals in Pingshitou, which is west of Beijing, have […]