• Amazon hosting virtual Career Day to fill 33,000 US jobs

    Amazon hosting virtual Career Day to fill 33,000 US jobs

    Amazon wants the whole country to know it’s hiring. The e-commerce juggernaut is hosting a virtual career day next week with the goal of filling 33,000 corporate and tech jobs nationwide. Amazon traditionally holds its annual career day at locations around the US, but this year is is doing it as an all-digital affair due …
  • Bezos tops Forbes’ richest list for third year in a row

    Bezos tops Forbes’ richest list for third year in a row

    Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos topped Forbes’ list of richest Americans for the third year in a row, while President Trump’s ranking dropped as the coronavirus pandemic slammed his office buildings, hotels and resorts, the magazine said Tuesday. The aggregate wealth of the Forbes 400 list rose to a record $3.2 trillion, as the richest …
  • Tech tycoons lose $44 billion to one-day stock market rout

    Tech tycoons lose $44 billion to one-day stock market rout

    The world’s top tech tycoons lost nearly $44 billion in wealth Thursday as the stock market suffered its worst day in months. The massive losses for the industry’s 10 richest people followed a dizzying rally in tech stocks that helped the Nasdaq index hit an all-time high this week even though the coronavirus pandemic has …
  • MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, is the world’s richest woman

    MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, is the world’s richest woman

    MacKenzie Scott has captured the title of richest woman on earth just days after ex-husband Jeff Bezos became the world’s first $200 billion man. Scott — who earlier this summer dropped the Bezos surname she had kept since their 2019 divorce — has added a staggering $30.3 billion to her net worth so far in …
  • Elon Musk worth more than $100B as Tesla’s stock keeps surging

    Elon Musk worth more than $100B as Tesla’s stock keeps surging

    Make room, Jeff, Bill and Mark: the 12-digit club has a new member. Elon Musk’s fortune crossed the $100 billion mark on Friday as Tesla’s shares continued a dizzying rally that has seen the company’s market cap more than quadruple this year. The South Africa-born chief executive has now followed Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder …
  • Amazon orders 1,800 Mercedes-Benz electric vans for European deliveries

    Amazon orders 1,800 Mercedes-Benz electric vans for European deliveries

    Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it had ordered 1,800 electric vans from Mercedes-Benz for its European delivery fleet, as part of the online retailer’s plans to run a carbon neutral business by 2040. A majority of the electric vehicles from Daimler AG’s car and vans division will go into service this year, the company said, …
  • Jeff Bezos is world’s first-ever $200 billion man

    Jeff Bezos is world’s first-ever $200 billion man

    Jeff Bezos is giving a whole new meaning to the title of world’s richest man. The Amazon CEO’s net worth soared to a record $200 billion on Wednesday when shares of his online shopping behemoth hit $3.403.64 on surging demand for contactless shopping. The stock recently traded at $3,406.84, up 1.8 percent, or $60.35 a …
  • Elon Musk is now the fourth-richest person in the world

    Elon Musk is now the fourth-richest person in the world

    Elon Musk on Tuesday became the fourth-richest man on earth after a surge in Tesla shares helped him leapfrog French luxury titan Bernard Arnault. The eccentric tech tycoon — who added $7.8 billion to his net worth on Monday, thanks to a more than 9-percent jump in Tesla’s stock — is now worth $84.8 billion, …
  • Why Jeff Bezos's Pledge To Congress On Amazon Smile Means Nothing

    Why Jeff Bezos's Pledge To Congress On Amazon Smile Means Nothing

    Four of the world’s most powerful tech CEOs — Apple’s Tim Cook, Google’s Sundar Pichai, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos — came to Capitol Hill, via a live video feed in a highly publicized congressional hearing, to ostensibly defend their respective companies from claims that they are too big and should be broken …
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sells $3 billion worth of stock

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sells $3 billion worth of stock

    Jeff Bezos is cashing in on the coronavirus. The 56-year-old Amazon CEO on Wednesday sold $3.1 billion worth of stock in the e-commerce juggernaut, bringing his total stock sales for the year over $7 billion. The world’s richest man sold exactly 1 million shares of Amazon Wednesday — a week after the company shattered expectations …