The $1.2 trillion gained by America's wealthiest would be enough for two more payments of $1,400 to every single American with change left to spare.
Fieri said that his fund received money from Uber Eats, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble, but Bezos didn't contribute.
It's understandable that the super wealthy might wish to escape the gravitational pull of the rest of us. But there's really no escape. If they're serious about survival of the species, they need to act more responsibly toward working humans here on terra firma.
Carlson explained that he "pushed" his children not to attend college, but said they all disregarded his advice.
The petition surpassed the 100,000-signature mark in March, and the author released an update stating that staff at Change.org had contacted Amazon.
Bezos will leave his post in the third quarter and transition to executive chairman of Amazon's board. Andy Jassy, the CEO of Amazon Web Services, will replace Bezos as CEO of the company.
"This pandemic billionaire wealth surge is a grotesque milestone after three decades of wealth steadily flowing to the top," said Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies.
The linguist and longtime activist talks candidly about Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, and Black Lives Matter in this exclusive interview.
The unionization effort in Alabama was the largest one among U.S. Amazon employees, with nearly 6,000 workers eligible to vote.
The margin of victory must be greater than the number of contested votes in order to declare a winner.
"He makes $152,000 per *minute* and yet his workers are forced defecate in bags," Omar said, accusing Bezos of retaliating against workers seeking to unionize.
White House aides and U.S. business lobbyists say Biden will likely compromise to increase the corporate tax rate to 25%.
The president wants to raise the top corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent in order to cover the cost of a $2 trillion infrastructure package.
The Vermont senator said the Amazon CEO feared workers would unionize elsewhere in the U.S.
The independent Senator for Vermont is set to visit Amazon workers in Alabama on Friday amid union debates.
Professor Robert Reich, who served as Labor Secretary under Democratic President Bill Clinton between 1993 and 1997, made the comments on Twitter.
The Fox News TV host called on Congress to tighten asylum laws, because she believed it would help protect American jobs, safety, healthcare, and education.
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Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal wished "the best" to outgoing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, while remaining critical of his company's labor practices and tax payments.
"Right now I see Amazon at its most inventive ever," Jeff Bezos said Tuesday, "making it an optimal time for this transition."
Jassy's worked for Amazon for decades and will take over as CEO of Amazon in the third quarter when Jeff Bezos moves to the position of executive chair.
The former Minnesota governor called out the financial system and claimed capitalism's flaws were being exposed.
It took Congress less than a month to pass legislation giving a $700 billion bailout to bank executives during the financial crisis. Lawmakers have spent eight months mulling the far less expensive stimulus bill.
Jeff Bezos' ex-wife has donated nearly $6 billion thus far in 2020, after signing the Giving Pledge following her divorce from the Amazon founder last year.
The protest movements come as Amazon saw an incredible boost in sales throughout the pandemic, raking in as much as $1 billion a day in its third-quarter earnings.
The tech industry billionaire just got richer, with the Bloomberg Billionaires Index showing his net worth has surged to $128 billion. In terms of wealth, he only trails Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.
The report pointed to 12 companies—dubbed the "Delinquent Dozen"—that it said have driven "exploding inequality" in American society.
The wealth of Tesla chief executive Elon Musk skyrocketed 277 percent from March to October. Meanwhile, almost 62 million Americans lost work between March 21 and September 19.
A "Wall Street Journal" investigation finds credible evidence that Amazon limits rival device makers from advertising on its site.