Starting in January, space tourists will not receive a participation trophy for flying to space. But everyone will be on the honor roll.
Some very wealthy people give their money away in an attempt to burnish their reputations. Not the Tesla C.E.O.
A 2011 thriller was supposed to cost $15. One merchant listed it at $987, with a 17th-century publication date. That’s what happens in a marketplace where third-party sellers run wild.
What this economic moment means for the company and the people who work there.
Mr. Strahan, a “Good Morning America” co-host, is one of six people set to join the next spaceflight with Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Jeff Bezos.
The gift was the largest yet for the foundation and was among several splashy donations in recent months by Mr. Bezos, one of the world’s richest people.
Billionaires, having read stories of world-building as boys, are now rich enough, as men, to build worlds. The rest of us are trapped in them.
They are tech titans, entertainment moguls and heirs to great fortunes. Their ranks grew during the pandemic, changing the political conversation around taxing the wealthy.
Blue Origin says it will team up with Sierra Space, Boeing and other companies to build an outpost that could help replace the International Space Station.
A knot of problems with Amazon’s system for handling paid and unpaid leaves has led to devastating consequences for workers.
Mark McGurl’s “Everything and Less” examines the impact the tech giant has had on literature itself.
The actor who played Captain Kirk played the role of pitchman for Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company at a time that it is facing a number of workplace and business difficulties.
Jeff Bezos’ rocket company will launch the man who played Captain Kirk along with three other passengers on a short up and down flight to the edge of space.
Next week, in a thoroughly modern blurring of reality and fiction, William Shatner will soar to space with Blue Origin. Do you care?
It’s only the edge of space, but the man who played the “Star Trek” captain is heading there with three other people for Blue Origin’s second flight with passengers.
The island has rare elements needed for electric cars and wind turbines. But protesters are blocking one project, signaling that mining companies must tread carefully.
Blue Origin launched the Amazon founder to the edge of space in July and has another flight planned in October, but the company has experienced other setbacks this year.
A year after announcing the Bezos Earth Fund, the Amazon founder detailed how some of the money would be spent.
Author Dave Eggers dissects the anxieties and discontents of living in a world wrought by tech giants.
The penthouse, overlooking the Central Park reservoir, was sold by the Swiss financier Jacqui Safra. The closing was the second largest so far this year.
When Jeff Bezos flew off in his rocket, he became the international (interstellar?) symbol of the male in midlife crisis.
Oliver Daemen will fly to the edge of space after another passenger who paid $28 million for the seat had a scheduling conflict.
The successful trip was the first in a series to the edge of space and beyond by billionaire entrepreneurs that seek to make human spaceflight more routine.
The V.S.S. Unity will lift off from New Mexico on Sunday morning as billionaire entrepreneurs race to make spaceflight unexceptional.
The Virgin Galactic founder hopes to edge out, by nine days, Blue Origin’s first flight with a crew aboard.
Mr. Bezos has a complicated legacy of towering ambition, extraordinary success, unimaginable personal wealth and a scorched earth business approach
The American idealization of wealthy mavericks isn’t confined to the pages of comic books.
An online petition that started as a joke has gone viral, becoming a kind of digital performance art piece all of its own.
Amazon’s experimental approach to product design can hurt your wallet and the environment. Why does it need our help to figure out what it’s doing?
Ms. Scott’s wealth has continued to grow thanks to Amazon’s soaring stock price. Forbes estimates her net worth at roughly $60 billion.
Outsiders see a business success story for the ages. Many insiders see an employment system under strain.
Four people will be aboard the New Shepard, the Blue Origin rocket named for the first American in space, when it is set to launch.
Pay up, Monopoly Men; freeloading isn’t cool.
The gap between workers and C.E.O.s widened during the pandemic as public companies granted top executives some of the richest pay packages ever.
A bombshell report raises questions about the tax bills of the wealthy.
Mr. Bezos will be on board when his rocket company, Blue Origin, launches its first human spaceflight next month, after he steps down as chief executive of Amazon.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, while diminished, commanded a premium price, with Amazon seeking to bolster its crucial Prime membership offering.
Their marital estate is enormous and complex, containing assets as varied as stocks and farmland. Divvying it up could have implications for philanthropy.
In “Amazon Unbound,” his second book about the company, Brad Stone focuses on its singular C.E.O.
Billionaires have grown more wealthy and powerful during the pandemic.
After more than three decades at respected news service, Ms. Buzbee becomes the successor to the star editor Martin Baron.
Blue Origin has teased space tourism for years. Its first flight with people on board launches July 20.
The decision could be a win for Amazon, which said it was passed over for the $10 billion Pentagon contract because of his animosity toward its founder, Jeff Bezos.
While millions of people struggled to make ends meet, many of the companies hit hardest in 2020 showered their executives with riches.
Tech executives wanted to change the world, and they did. Of course we’re now questioning them.
What’s good for the online giant might be very bad for free competition and national cohesion.
Joy Buolamwini is on a crusade against bias in facial recognition technology, and the powerful companies that profit from it.
Elon Musk’s company bested Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and others in the contest to carry American astronauts to the lunar surface.
Customers should start telling Jeff Bezos to treat his workers like human beings.
We hear about trillions all the time now, but the number is beyond human comprehension.