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Bill Gates says billionaires should pay 'significantly' more taxes

Bill Gates says billionaires should pay 'significantly' more taxes

Bill Gates says he has paid more than $10 billion in taxes over a lifetime but billionaires like him should pay "significantly" more because they benefit more from the system.

Feb 19, 2018, 23:09 PM IST
Jeff Bezos surpasses Bill Gates to become world's richest man

Jeff Bezos surpasses Bill Gates to become world's richest man

Jeff Bezos, the founder-chairman of e-commerce giant Amazon, has propelled past Bill Gates to become world's richest man. Bezos net worth now stands at $106 Billion, ahead of Microsoft co-founder's $93.3 Billion. 

Jan 10, 2018, 21:27 PM IST
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' net worth exceeds $100 bn

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' net worth exceeds $100 bn

The new achievement comes on the backdrop of Black Friday sales which got Bezos` fortune swelling.

Nov 25, 2017, 14:46 PM IST
Amazon's Bezos overtakes Bill Gates to become world's richest

Amazon's Bezos overtakes Bill Gates to become world's richest

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos overtook Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates as the richest person in the world on Friday as the e-commerce giant's shares registered an uptick on the Wall Street.

Oct 28, 2017, 11:21 AM IST
Bill Gates back as world's richest person; Amazon's Jeff Bezos slips back to 2nd place

Bill Gates back as world's richest person; Amazon's Jeff Bezos slips back to 2nd place

While most of Bezos's wealth is in Amazon, he also owns the private space firm Blue Origin and the Washington Post newspaper.

Jul 28, 2017, 09:27 AM IST
Amazon`s Jeff Bezos becomes world`s richest person, replaces Bill Gates

Amazon`s Jeff Bezos becomes world`s richest person, replaces Bill Gates

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has become the world’s wealthiest man, surpassing Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates after his shares surged on Thursday.

Jul 27, 2017, 21:37 PM IST
Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos receives first Buzz Aldrin Space Innovation Award from Apollo 11 moonwalker

Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos receives first Buzz Aldrin Space Innovation Award from Apollo 11 moonwalker

Aldrin, 87, established the Apollo 11 Anniversary Gala to commemorate his moon mission, which blasted off at 13:32:00 UTC from Kennedy Space Center 48 years ago on July 16, 1969. 

Jul 17, 2017, 12:11 PM IST
Narendra Modi in US: Excited to keep investing, growing in India, says Amazon CEO

Narendra Modi in US: Excited to keep investing, growing in India, says Amazon CEO

American online retail giant Amazon, which has committed investments to the tune of USD 5 billion in India, will "keep investing and growing in India", its chief Jeff Bezos has said.

Jun 26, 2017, 14:23 PM IST
Amazon's Bezos asks for philanthropic ideas, gets plenty

Amazon's Bezos asks for philanthropic ideas, gets plenty

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is asking for ideas to help the world through philanthropy -- and is getting an earful.

Jun 17, 2017, 11:06 AM IST

Amazon CEO Bezos asks Twitter followers how to donate his money

The request signalled a shift for Bezos, who has invested in longer-term bets like space exploration and kept quieter about other givings.

Jun 16, 2017, 10:44 AM IST
Bezos is selling $1 billion of Amazon stock a year to fund rocket venture

Bezos is selling $1 billion of Amazon stock a year to fund rocket venture

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos said on Wednesday he is selling about $1 billion worth of the internet retailer`s stock annually to fund his Blue Origin rocket company, which aims to launch paying passengers on 11-minute space rides starting next year.

Apr 06, 2017, 11:54 AM IST
Amazon replaces Twitter to live stream NFL

Amazon replaces Twitter to live stream NFL

Twitter will not stream the NFL`s Thursday Night Football games this year, instead Amazon will. The Jeff Bezos company won the rights paying $50 million for the deal.

Apr 05, 2017, 10:38 AM IST
Modi government privately took Amazon to task over insulting flag doormat

Modi government privately took Amazon to task over insulting flag doormat

India`s reaction to an Amazon.com website selling doormats resembling the country`s flag involved an unprecedented public and private offensive against the US company by Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s government.

Mar 31, 2017, 11:17 AM IST
CEO Jeff Bezos says Amazon backs suit opposing Trump order

CEO Jeff Bezos says Amazon backs suit opposing Trump order

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos says the Seattle-based company is prepared to support a lawsuit being brought by Washington state's attorney general against President Donald Trump and the administration over Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees.

Jan 31, 2017, 19:26 PM IST
Eight men own half the world's wealth: Oxfam

Eight men own half the world's wealth: Oxfam

Eight men own the same wealth as half the world's population, a level of inequality which "threatens to pull our societies apart", Oxfam said on Monday ahead of the World Economic Forum opening in Davos.

Jan 16, 2017, 09:56 AM IST
US firm unveils new rocket design to rival SpaceX's Falcon 9

US firm unveils new rocket design to rival SpaceX's Falcon 9

A SpaceX Falcon 9 stands 230 feet tall and puts out 1.7 million pounds of thrust.

Sep 13, 2016, 18:36 PM IST

Jeff Bezos world's third-richest, surpasses Warren Buffett: Forbes

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has dislodged Warren Buffett as the third-richest person globally with an estimated worth of USD 65.3 billion at Thursday's market close, says Forbes real-time wealth tracker.

Jul 29, 2016, 16:47 PM IST
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to cameo in 'Star Trek Beyond'

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to cameo in 'Star Trek Beyond'

The business tycoon, who is big fan of the franchise, will play the role of an alien in the movie.

Jul 19, 2016, 18:51 PM IST
Amazon to increase investment India to $5 billion: Jeff Bezos

Amazon to increase investment India to $5 billion: Jeff Bezos

Amazon will invest USD 3 billion more in India, in addition to the USD 2 billion announced in 2014, Jeff Bezos said.

Jun 08, 2016, 09:31 AM IST
Jeff Bezos defends Amazon culture in shareholders note

Jeff Bezos defends Amazon culture in shareholders note

Amazon chief executive and founder Jeff Bezos defended his company`s workplace culture and costly growth strategy in a letter to shareholders made public Tuesday.

Apr 06, 2016, 10:10 AM IST