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American Media lawyer denies attempt at blackmail, extortion of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

American Media lawyer denies attempt at blackmail, extortion of Amazon CEO Jeff BezosA lawyer for National Enquirer owner American Media's CEO defended the company's talks with Jeff Bezos, saying the company did nothing illegal.



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Lawyer denies tabloid blackmailed Amazon boss Bezos

Lawyer denies tabloid blackmailed Amazon boss BezosA lawyer denied Sunday allegations by Jeff Bezos that the National Enquirer tabloid had tried to extort and blackmail him, insisting that embarrassing photographs were obtained from a “reliable” source. “What happened was the story was given to the National Enquirer by a reliable source that had been given information to the National Enquirer for seven years prior to the story.



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Jeff Bezos Exposes Alleged National Enquirer Extortion Scheme

Jeff Bezos Exposes Alleged National Enquirer Extortion SchemeAmazon founder Jeff Bezos has published evidence of American Media Inc.’s (AMI) attempt to blackmail him into halting his investigation into their publication of private text messages he allegedly exchanged with his mistress. In a blog post published on Thursday night, Bezos revealed that AMI, which owns the National Enquirer, threatened to print a number of revealing, personal photos that depict Bezos and his mistress in various states of undress, unless he agreed to stop his investigation into how the Enquirer obtained his private text messages.



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Jeff Bezos, Amazon boss and world's richest man, to divorce after 25 years of marriage

Jeff Bezos, Amazon boss and world's richest man, to divorce after 25 years of marriageAmazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos are divorcing after 25 years of marriage, the couple announced in a joint statement on Twitter. Mr and Mrs Bezos first met while working together at a New York hedge fund in the early 1990s and have been together since as Amazon's valuation briefly swelled beyond $ 1 trillion last year, raising the prospect that a settlement could make her the world's richest woman. With a personal stake in Amazon estimated to be worth $ 160bn (£125bn), Mr Bezos, 54, is the world’s wealthiest man. Although the separation is amicable, their separation is likely to prove to be a highly lucrative one for an army of lawyers and advisers. The couple married in 1993, one year before Mr Bezos started Amazon from his garage in Seattle. As well as his shareholding in Amazon, Bezos owns a string of other investments as well as homes in Seattle, Washington DC, Beverly Hills, New York and a Gulfstream jet. Their divorce settlement is likely to be the most expensive in history and may reshape the global wealth rankings.  If the pair file for divorce in Washington, the state where the pair were married and Amazon is headquartered, half of Mr Bezos' wealth could go to his wife under the state's community property law unless there is a pre-nuptial agreement in place. If the couple split their fortune equally, it could leave Mrs Bezos with around $ 69 billion. It could also reinstate Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates as the world’s richest person. “After a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends,” Mr Bezos wrote in a post on Twitter. In an interview with Wired in 1999, Mr Bezos described his search for his ideal mate. Calling himself a "professional dater", he devised a system to filter potential partners.  "The number-one criterion was that I wanted a woman who could get me out of a Third World prison", he told the website. "What I really wanted was someone resourceful. But nobody knows what you mean what you mean when you say, 'I'm looking for a resourceful woman'." MacKenzie Bezos, 48, is a novelist who grew up in San Francisco and founder of anti-bullying organisation Bystander Revolution in 2014. The former couple met in the early 1990s when they both worked for investment management firm D.E. Shaw. They were engaged after three months of working together and married three months after that. Mrs Bezos was one of Amazon’s earliest employees and became an accountant for the business when it started as an online book retailer. They have four children together. The news of the divorce comes two days after Amazon became the world’s most valuable company, overtaking Microsoft’s valuation. Amazon currently has a market cap of $ 811.2bn, with analysts speculating that it could reach the trillion-dollar milestone. Last year the couple launched a $ 2 billion charitable fund together, called the Day One Fund. Their joint statement released on Mr Bezos' twitter account yesterday suggests they will continue to work on the project together . "Thought the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends".



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Investors question Amazon's future after Bezos announces divorce

Investors question Amazon's future after Bezos announces divorceAmazon.com Inc shares see-sawed on Thursday as investors questioned how the impending divorce of company founder Jeff Bezos would affect his control of the most valuable company on Wall Street and its ambitious expansion plans. Amazon shares were flat in midday trading on Thursday after spending most of the morning down slightly. The split throws into question how the couple will split their fortune, which includes an approximately 16 percent ownership stake in Amazon’s roughly $ 811.4 billion market capitalization.



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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie to divorce after 25 years of marriage

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie to divorce after 25 years of marriageAmazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie said they are divorcing after 25 years of marriage. The couple announced their split via Twitter.



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Amazon CEO Bezos reportedly didn't have a prenup, dating L.A. TV anchor-helicopter pilot

Amazon CEO Bezos reportedly didn't have a prenup, dating L.A. TV anchor-helicopter pilotAmazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie's divorce announcement was reportedly timed to the release of photos of Bezos with another woman.



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New York City Politicians Welcomed Amazon In 2017 Letter To Jeff Bezos

New York City Politicians Welcomed Amazon In 2017 Letter To Jeff BezosThe vast majority of elected officials in New York City signed a letter to



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Amazon workers 'refuse' to build tech for US immigration, warning Jeff Bezos of IBM's Nazi legacy

Amazon workers 'refuse' to build tech for US immigration, warning Jeff Bezos of IBM's Nazi legacyPeople working for Amazon have written to the company’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, to protest the sale of facial recognition tools and other technology to police departments and government agencies. The workers cite the use of Amazon technology by the US Department of Homeland Security and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, which have been criticised for enforcing Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy, which has seen parents separated from their children at the US border. Holocaust experts claim IBM’s German subsidiary directly supplied the Nazis with technology which assisted the operation of concentration camps at Auschwitz and Treblinka.



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Amazon's Jeff Bezos tops 2018 Forbes' billionaires list

Amazon's Jeff Bezos tops 2018 Forbes' billionaires listThe online retail giant's CEO is the richest man in the world, followed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett. Elly Park reports.



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