Jeff Bezos career has been one marred with controversy, but this week he has hit the headlines for a very different reason - clapping back at a customer who emailed saying "All Lives Matter."
Keep scrolling for his full response...
Jeff Bezos is the wealthiest man in the world.
via: GettyThe title all of us dream of one day acquiring.
For years now, Bezos has been topping the official list of our world's billionaires...
via: GettyThe only man close to matching Bezos' eye-watering net worth of $140 billion is Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, who is worth around $102 billion.
But where does Bezos' wealth come from?
via: GettyNobody is born with a net worth of over $100 billion... So where did it all start?
Bezos is the founder and CEO of the online retail giant, Amazon.
via: GettyBorn in 1964 in New Mexico, Bezos always held a huge passion for computers, and went on to study computer science and electrical engineering at Princeton University.
After graduating, Bezos spent some time working on Wall Street...But, 4 years later in 1995, he quit to open his own online bookstore from his garage - Amazon.com.
The birth of Amazon.com changed everything for Bezos.
via: GettyThe initial success of the online store was staggering. Within the first thirty days, Amazon.com had sold books all across the United States, and across forty-five foreign countries.
And the online retailer only went from strength to strength.
via: GettyIn mere years following from its launch, Amazon.com began stocking a wider variety of products, such as electronics, clothing, and toys, making it the number one online retailer.
It's yearly earnings kept multiplying...
via: GettyAnd, as of May 2020, the company alone has been reported to be worth $1000B.
Bezos's accomplishment with Amazon is staggering.
via: GettyAnd he didn't stop there. In 2013, Bezos revealed that he had purchased the Washington Post, which he has since made profitable with a revenue of over $100 million.
Bezos has still embarked on many ambitious quests in his career.
via: GettyIn May last year, he proudly unveiled Amazon's "Blue Moon", his very own lunar lander project.
He wants to help get man back on the moon.
via: GettyWhich, with all his money, could very well be possible. "My generation's job is to build the infrastructure," Bezos declared at the unveiling, "we're going to build the road to space."
But, despite all of his success...
via: GettyBezos has faced a significant amount of controversy regarding his work ethics and spending habits.
It has been revealed that Bezos provides a shockingly low standard of working conditions for his employees.Over the last couple of years, more and more stories of Amazon workers being forced to work unethical hours for ridiculously low wages - as little as $10 an hour, in some instances - have been emerging.
Oh, and Amazon paid $0 in federal taxes in 2018.Despite the retailer being one of the most valuable companies in the world, and pulling in $232.9 billion in global revenue in 2018, they paid absolutely nothing in federal tax that year. Doesn't look great for the wealthiest man in the world, does it?
But, regardless of all the controversy surrounding the business tycoon...
via: GettyBezos still remains one of the most powerful men in the world, and a little tax evasion and unethical labor definitely won't be fazing him anytime soon.
Because these last few months, in particular, have been very beneficial for Bezos.
via: GettyWhile the majority of the world has been in lockdown, Amazon's sales have been skyrocketing.
Demand for online shopping is at an all-time high...
via: GettyAnd, as a result, the CEO, who owns an 11% stake in the company, has grown his vast fortune by a further $24bn so far during the pandemic, a roughly twenty percent increase over the last 4 months to $138b.
So, as a result, Bezos is estimated to become the world's first trillionaire by 2026.
via: GettyComparisun, a business software comparison site, used data collected from the last 5 years of the Forbes Rich List to calculate the yearly wealth growth rate of the world's richest billionaires.
Applying this annual growth rate over the coming years...
via: GettyThe study concluded that Bezos could certainly become the world's first trillionaire in 2026, at which point he will be sixty-two-years-old. The research also predicted that Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, could follow Bezos by becoming the world's second trillionaire ten years later in 2036.
But this week, Bezos has hit the headlines for a different reason...
via: Getty ImagesThe star schooled an "All Lives Matter" supporter who emailed about a Black Lives Matter banner on Amazon.
Bezos claims he got an email from a customer complaining about his company's support for BLM.
via: TwitterAnd his response breaks down the movement for those who are still misinformed.
The customer in question said that it was "disturbing" to see Amazon sporting the BLM banner.Why? Because "All lives matter." How many times does this need to be explained?
Well, it seems that Bezos decided to break down the BLM movement for her.
via: Getty ImagesHe explained that BLM doesn't mean other lives don't matter, and it's really about the "racism and disproportionate risk that Black people face in our law enforcement and justice system."
Bezos goes on to say he doesn't worry about his own son being choked to death in police custody...
via: Getty ImagesSomething he says Black parents have to worry about.
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>> @JeffBezos posted this message from a customer, mad about Amazon's "Black Lives Matter," plus his reply 👇🏼 https://t.co/ITCMjsczd8— Brian Stelter (@Brian Stelter)1591405689.0