Jeff Bezos offered to cover $2 billion in NASA costs in exchange for Blue Origin to gain a lunar-lander contract to help put astronauts on the moon.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stepped down as CEO on Monday, handing over the reins as the company navigates the challenges of a world fighting to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.
Jeff Bezos, his brother and the winner of an auction will be aboard Blue Origin’s first human space flight on July 20.
Andy Jassy, the incoming CEO, will take the helm on July 5, while Bezos will become Amazon’s executive chairman.
Amazon said Wednesday that it plans to give more than 500,000 of its workers a raise as it seeks to attract new workers.
The founders of Amazon and Lyft both say they support an increase in corporate taxes to support President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan in the United States.
Protesters have set up a guillotine outside a complex in Washington, D.C., where Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reportedly has a home, according to social media and multiple reports.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change.