The Jeff Bezos thread

Ember

Hummingbird
Other Christian
Gold Member
It was the brother of Dirty Sanchez, Michael, that leaked the texts to the Enquirer. CDAN was right as usual.

Mistress’ Brother Leaked Bezos’ Racy Texts to Enquirer, Sources Say

The brother of Jeff Bezos’ mistress, Lauren Sanchez, supplied the couple’s racy texts to the National Enquirer, multiple sources inside AMI, the tabloid’s parent company, told The Daily Beast.

Another source who has been in extensive communication with senior leaders at AMI confirmed that Michael Sanchez first supplied Bezos’ texts to the Enquirer.

The leaked texts, published last month, included notes from Bezos like, “I want to smell you, I want to breathe you in. I want to hold you tight.”
 

Arado

Pelican
Gold Member
Amazon pulls out of their planned campus in Long Island City

After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens. For Amazon, the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over the long-term. While polls show that 70% of New Yorkers support our plans and investment, a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City.

We are disappointed to have reached this conclusion — we love New York, its incomparable dynamism, people, and culture — and particularly the community of Long Island City, where we have gotten to know so many optimistic, forward-leaning community leaders, small business owners, and residents. There are currently over 5,000 Amazon employees in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island, and we plan to continue growing these teams.

We are deeply grateful to Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, and their staffs, who so enthusiastically and graciously invited us to build in New York City and supported us during the process. Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have worked tirelessly on behalf of New Yorkers to encourage local investment and job creation, and we can’t speak positively enough about all their efforts. The steadfast commitment and dedication that these leaders have demonstrated to the communities they represent inspired us from the very beginning and is one of the big reasons our decision was so difficult.

We do not intend to re-open the HQ2 search at this time. We will proceed as planned in Northern Virginia and Nashville, and we will continue to hire and grow across our 17 corporate offices and tech hubs in the U.S. and Canada.

Thank you again to Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, and the many other community leaders and residents who welcomed our plans and supported us along the way. We hope to have future chances to collaborate as we continue to build our presence in New York over time.
 

jcrew247

Kingfisher
bezos is such an idiot for dating this golddigger. he's having a midlife crisis and is probably on steroids or testosterone given his new jacked body. She purposely leaked the texts to force him to divorce his wife. He doesn't even realized he's being played out for his money.
 
Arado said:
Amazon pulls out of their planned campus in Long Island City

After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens. For Amazon, the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over the long-term. While polls show that 70% of New Yorkers support our plans and investment, a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City.

We are disappointed to have reached this conclusion — we love New York, its incomparable dynamism, people, and culture — and particularly the community of Long Island City, where we have gotten to know so many optimistic, forward-leaning community leaders, small business owners, and residents. There are currently over 5,000 Amazon employees in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island, and we plan to continue growing these teams.

We are deeply grateful to Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, and their staffs, who so enthusiastically and graciously invited us to build in New York City and supported us during the process. Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have worked tirelessly on behalf of New Yorkers to encourage local investment and job creation, and we can’t speak positively enough about all their efforts. The steadfast commitment and dedication that these leaders have demonstrated to the communities they represent inspired us from the very beginning and is one of the big reasons our decision was so difficult.

We do not intend to re-open the HQ2 search at this time. We will proceed as planned in Northern Virginia and Nashville, and we will continue to hire and grow across our 17 corporate offices and tech hubs in the U.S. and Canada.

Thank you again to Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, and the many other community leaders and residents who welcomed our plans and supported us along the way. We hope to have future chances to collaborate as we continue to build our presence in New York over time.

This may be unpopular, but in my opinion NYC and Queens in particular were not going to benefit from Amazon campus moving there. How does one know this? Well let's look at Seattle. Ask the average non-Amazon affiliated Seattle resident how their life has changed since Amazon blew up there. Across the board they will say it's gotten worse. Homelessness has completely exploded, and soon will be about the same as San Fran. In fact San Fran is another perfect example of what tech money does to a city.

The same thing would have happened in Queens. People speaking as if all this wonderful tax revenue, enabled by crony capitalism, would have benefited NYC so much, are sorely mistaken.

If they want to give a tax break or incentives across the board to all businesses in NYC, then you'd see some real prosperity. The only people who would have benefited from this are property developers, landlords, and super expensive and pretentious restaurants.
 

Jetset

Ostrich
Robert High Hawk said:
If they want to give a tax break or incentives across the board to all businesses in NYC, then you'd see some real prosperity. The only people who would have benefited from this are property developers, landlords, and super expensive and pretentious restaurants.

The biggest beneficiary here would have been Albany, which relies on the big money in NYC - including the tax revenue spun off of those pretentious restaurants - to fund the entire state. Wall Street alone, and the multiplier from their salaries getting spent into the economy, accounts for nearly 20% of the budget.

The subway bill is coming due, and the annual transfers from downstate to upstate just to keep them afloat are ten figures. Things will be worse for most New York residents because this didn't happen, but most will not know that. In fact, I can tell you that a lot of people don't understand that it wasn't a warehouse full of minimum wage jobs and barely understand what kind of money is involved in tech and finance.

Agree 100% about the unequal playing field, though. Unfortunately, it's an arms race when one local government starts cutting deals and others feel the need to compete. If it were illegal to do so, states and cities would have to think much harder about their tax structure. On the other hand, many businesses which operate under massive tax shelters in poorer parts of New York would also get wrecked. I've seen department stores cut six-figure tax deals to create a few retail jobs. It's a mess.
 

BlastbeatCasanova

Kingfisher
^she definitely appeared more wholesome, and I personally think she looked pretty good for her age. Not a dimepiece by any means but she had his back and helped with the come up, you can’t put a price on that. Bezos is another lesson in how money can’t buy game or succes with women
 

Jetset

Ostrich
911 said:
Amazon scraps evil AI big brother HR tool because AI is transphobic: :laugh:

Vice is a hipster garbage can, and their attempt at a tech publication was worse.

It's not "misgendering" them. Even in their own framework, the real issue is that it's not gendering them at all. It's sexing them. Correctly.
 

Kurgan

Kingfisher
911 said:
Amazon scraps evil AI big brother HR tool because AI is transphobic: :laugh:



I remember someone was talking to me about an issue at Adult Film Internet Database once back in 2012. Some transwomen porn stars were pissed at the programming for searching for trans-women pornstars because it labeled them as males and threw a fit.
 

Canopus

Kingfisher
It's done. From BBC:

The world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, and his wife MacKenzie have agreed a record-breaking divorce settlement worth at least $35bn (£27bn).

Ms Bezos will retain a 4% stake in online retail giant Amazon which her husband of 25 years founded.

She will also give up her interests in the Washington Post newspaper and Mr Bezos' space travel firm Blue Origin.

The deal dwarfs a previous $3.8bn record set by art dealer Alec Wilderstein and his wife Jocelyn.

Ms Bezos made the announcement in a tweet - her first and only one since joining the microblogging website this month - stating that she was "grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage to Jeff with support from each other".

Prior to the settlement, Mr Bezos held a 16.3% stake in Amazon. He will retain 75% of that holding but Ms Bezos has transferred all of her voting rights to her former husband,

The couple, who havve four children, had been together since before Mr Bezos set up Amazon in 1994, with Ms Bezos employed as one of the firm's first members of staff.

Amazon is now vast online retail business which last year generated sales of $232.8bn and has helped Mr Bezos and his family amass a $131bn fortune, according to Forbes magazine.

Ms Bezos is a successful novelist who has written two books, The Testing of Luther Albright and Traps, and was taught by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison at Princeton University and who once said of her pupil that she was "one of the best students I've ever had in my creative-writing classes... really one of the best".

The settlement is the biggest since Mr Wilderstein and his wife, who became well-known for her cosmetic surgery, divorced in 1999.

Mr Bezos is reportedly in a relationship with former Fox TV host Lauren Sánchez.

After Mr Bezos and his wife announced in January that they would part, a US tabloid magazine published details, including private messages, of an extramarital affair with Ms Sánchez.

Mr Bezos has accused the publisher of the magazine, American Media Incorporated, of blackmail. The publisher denies the claim.

 

RatInTheWoods

Hummingbird
Gold Member
She was there from the start, supported him and popped out four kids with him.

Not that it justifies an eye watering $35 BILLION payout....

But at least she isn't just some random gold digging whore.
 

BBinger

Kingfisher
eradicator said:
And like that, we have created the richest woman in the world. So brave!

No higher than 4th. Can't forget the women with fortunes made selling cosmetics to women or inheriting other, older stakes.
 

puckerman

Ostrich
I was really hoping MacKenzie would take him to the cleaners--at least 2/3 to 3/4 of all his stuff. I am disappointed that she called a truce so easily.

She's still going to live a comfortable life, of course.

What is she hiding? What did she fear might come out if this divorced had gotten ugly? What kind of dirt did they have on her?

MacKenzie is not the oldest woman in the world. Alice Walton is ahead of her, and so is a female heir to the L'Oreal fortune.
 

Paracelsus

Crow
Gold Member
Well, let's think about the basis for which she'd get half.

Did she build Amazon? Unlikely.
Did she develop the technology? Unlikely.
Did she raise the kids? Unlikely, she was a "novelist", maids and nannies would have been doing all that.

So where is her 50% effort to contribute to the marriage?

Plus the fact she got 35 fucking billion and still has to sell her shit novels to female writers. Can't do that if you're tagged with the 'richest woman in the world by way of divorce settlement', women don't like gold diggers even if she wasn't one.

That aside - other reason might well be because Mackenzie and Jeff probably know exactly how little Amazon is really worth.
 
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