Tuesday, March 27, 2018

World's richest man gets much richer overnight

Ashley Wells, Sheldon S., Seth Auberon, Wisdom Quarterly
Gosh, Billy, I don't know what happened. Crazy stock prices! - Feels good, doesn't it, Jeff?
Reptilian lunch: Dinosaurs eat dinosaurs
How much is too much? (There's never enough, so no amount is too much). Revolutionaries of the past put it well, "There's enough for everyone's need, but not enough to satisfy even one person's GREED." Craving (lobha) is insatiable.

While we've all been distracted by Don John Trump's cheating with prostitutes and actresses scandal, Facebook selling and giving away our personal information, students being whipped up into the next over-produced public relations sensation, and Kevin Federline wanting more palimony from multi-millionaire ex-mom Brit-Brit Spears, the richest man in the world has grown a whole lot richer.

Who's the richest man in the world? No, not Mexican cellphone tycoon Carlos Slim. He fell off the top of the charts a while back.

No, not Russian gangster-dictator Vlad Putin, who is an all-around nice guy strongman defending his nation against NATO. His many billions have yet to be taken out of the country to wait for him on a nice tropical-style island in Sochi; he just has to stay out of Russian prison long enough to enjoy his ill-gotten gains.

No, not that woman who ran for office that time, former Hewlett-Packard heiress, and not that Heinz fortune magnate who married almost-US President John Kerry.

And, no, not even the Carlyle Group's George Bush or his family members. Not even the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, and not that fat WalMart family with all their stock.

No, we're talking about multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos (a.k.a. Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen), the owner of the Amazon.com fortune and new owner of Whole Foods Market. In one day this month, a mere 24 hours, he ended up with almost US$3 billion dollar more than the previous day. How? Amazon stock.
Who is Jeff Jorgensen call me Bezos?
Wisdom Quarterly: let's edit his Wiki page
I may be rich, but I'm still bald? No. What'll I do with my money? Physical immortality, getting off the planet, downloading my DNA and memories, life extension technology by taking the liquid matrix of my consciousness into new bodies... Don't worry about it. I got plans.
Yeah, so what? WTF? It's a "free" country.
The rich get richer. Make that, the richest got richer. Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos -- already the wealthiest person on the planet -- saw his fortune balloon $2.8 billion in a single day, Forbes magazine estimates.

The magazine says the latest Bezos pot of gold was the result of a 2.5 percent rise in the Amazon stock price...

Amazon.com began as an Internet merchant of books and expanded to a wide variety of products and services, most recently video and audio streaming. It is currently the world's largest Internet sales online company, as well as the world's largest provider of cloud infrastructure services via its Amazon Web Services arm.
Bezos diversified his business interests when he founded aerospace company Blue Origin in 2000 (his own personal SpaceX because why should billionaire Elon Musk be the only one to get off the planet at a moment's notice?) Blue Origin started test flights to space in 2015 and plans for commercial suborbital human spaceflight beginning in 2018.

What do Bezos & Musk know?
Bezos purchased The Washington Post newspaper in 2013 for US$250 million in cash to help control the mainstream media that needs to show him in a good light for him to remain rich by selling influence and protecting the powers that be that could take his wealth away.

Bezos also has a number of other business investments that are managed through Bezos Expeditions.

On July 27, 2017, he briefly became the world's wealthiest person when he accumulated an estimated net worth of just over $90 billion.

His wealth surpassed $100 billion for the first time on November 24 after Amazon's share price increased by more than 2.5%.

He was formally designated the wealthiest person in the world on March 6, 2018 with a registered net worth of $112 billion by Forbes, becoming the first centi-billionaire.

As of March 21, 2018, he has an estimated net worth of $130.8 billion, and is contended to be on track to become the wealthiest person in contemporary history. More

Jeff Bezos in the news

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