Jeff Bezos is Now Worth 200 Billion

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Jeff Bezos is Now Worth 200 Billion

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Re: Jeff Bezos is Now Worth 200 Billion

Post by Smith1776 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:14 pm

He should diversify his wealth with the PP. ^-^
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Re: Jeff Bezos is Now Worth 200 Billion

Post by vnatale » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:14 pm

Ad Orientem wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:03 pm
FWIW that's $200,000,000,000.00...

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/26/amazon- ... llion.html

Good for him!

Amazon could have been started by anyone willing to put in the initial incredible hard work that he and his original coworkers put into it. I am unaware of any huge life advantages he had at the time he was one of the founders of Amazon.

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Re: Jeff Bezos is Now Worth 200 Billion

Post by doodle » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:22 pm

And pays no tax. How does one who benefits so greatly from public infrastructure pay nothing towards it?
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Re: Jeff Bezos is Now Worth 200 Billion

Post by Mark Leavy » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:30 pm

You sound poor.
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Re: Jeff Bezos is Now Worth 200 Billion

Post by Mark Leavy » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:33 pm

Okay, I apologize for the snark.

Try to measure Bezos' contribution to society in some metric that makes sense to you.
You might find that he is a net positive.
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Re: Jeff Bezos is Now Worth 200 Billion

Post by doodle » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:49 pm

Or a net negative....there are many towns and small businesses that have suffered as a result of current oligopolies. Do you find it fair that small businesses pay taxes while multi billion dollar ones dont? Trump hates what Amazon and "Jeff Bozo" 'are getting away with'. Are you disagreeing with Trump?
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Re: Jeff Bezos is Now Worth 200 Billion

Post by Maddy » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:00 pm

. . . and he still don't have a diiiiiiiime for da phone.
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Post by vnatale » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:09 pm

Mark Leavy wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:33 pm
Okay, I apologize for the snark.

Try to measure Bezos' contribution to society in some metric that makes sense to you.
You might find that he is a net positive.
WAY off topic!

Could this be the same "Mark"? Or, just a kindred spirit with the same first name???!!

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Re: Jeff Bezos is Now Worth 200 Billion

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Re: Jeff Bezos is Now Worth 200 Billion

Post by Mark Leavy » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:27 pm

doodle wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:49 pm
Or a net negative....there are many towns and small businesses that have suffered as a result of current oligopolies. Do you find it fair that small businesses pay taxes while multi billion dollar ones dont? Trump hates what Amazon and "Jeff Bozo" 'are getting away with'. Are you disagreeing with Trump?
Words like "fair" are for children and fools.

I think Bezos is a net positive to the world. I'll take as much of that as I can get. From anyone.
Trump's lifetime contributions are also net positive.
As are mine, and I suspect, yours. I don't understand the ankle-biting. Let's have more people that produce and make the world better. On whatever scale. And if they/you are able to stash some gold in the process, more power to them and you.

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Re: Jeff Bezos is Now Worth 200 Billion

Post by Mark Leavy » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:30 pm

Powell's is awesome. I have spent many a weekend lost in their shelves. It's crazy who you can run into in the math section.
Good for them, doing whatever they want to do.

I'm contemplating moving the last of my footprint out of Portland. Sad, because it was one hell of a great city.
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