Arnault’s fortune of $100.4 billion now equals more than 3% of France’s economy, underscoring the wealth gap in his native country, where protesters have agitated this year for more benefits paid for by the rich.
The lander will be able to deliver payloads to the lunar surface, deploy up to four smaller rovers and shoot out satellites to orbit the moon, Bezos told the audience, which included NASA officials and potential Blue Moon customers.
Some critics have said the hike was insufficient and note that Amazon paid zero U.S. federal income tax on more than $11 billion in profits before taxes in 2018, and received a $129 million tax rebate from the federal government.
The divorce of Bezos and wife MacKenzie Bezos was finalized Thursday. The billionaire pair announced they were getting divorced in January, shortly before the National Enquirer reported that Jeff Bezos and Sanchez were having an affair.
Jeff Bezos, who will continue to exercise sole voting authority over the shares, will probably remain the world’s richest person, with a 12 per cent Amazon stake that’s currently valued at $107 billion.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos wore pajamas to a meeting. But it was no casual wear Wednesday at work. In an instagram post he said that it was to raise awareness about childhood cancer, the second leading cause of death in the US between kids aged 4 and 14.
Honouring innovation and entrepreneurship, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday presented US-India Business Council (USIBC) Global Leadership Awards to Managing Director of Sun Pharmaceuticals Dilip Shangvhi and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. John Chambers of Cisco mentioned that USIBC members are on track to invest $45 billion in India.