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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at the the Amazon re:MARS convention in Las Vegas. Washington state's richest residents, including Bezos and Bill Gates, would pay a wealth tax on certain financial assets worth more than $1 billion under a proposed bill whose sponsor says she is seeking a fair and equitable tax code. Under the bill, starting Jan. 1, 2022, for taxes due in 2023, a 1% tax would be levied on

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, will step down as CEO

Associated Press February 2, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Tuesday that Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO later this year, a role he's had since he founded the company nearly 30 years ago. Amazon said he'll be replaced in the...

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion toward climate change activism

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion toward climate change activism

Maria Garcia, Contributing Writer March 8, 2020

With a net worth of $115.7 billion and known as the richest man in the world, founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos recently announced that he will pledge a sum of $10 billion towards climate change activism. The...

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