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Your evening longread: Jeff Bezos and the world Amazon made

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos
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EVERY WEEK, WE bring you a round-up of the best longreads of the past seven days in Sitdown Sunday.

And now, every weeknight, we bring you an evening longread to enjoy which will help you to escape the news cycle. 

We’ll be keeping an eye on new longreads and digging back into the archives for some classics.

Jeff Bezos and Amazon

Irish author Mark O’Connell takes a look at the billionaire’s history with the company he was CEO of until this week. 

(The Guardian, approx 28 mins reading time)

It’s impossible to even conceive of the scale of this man’s wealth. It’s like trying to think about deep time: the mind’s eye glazes over. This is a man who makes about $149,000 with every passing minute. This is a man who, last July, in the midst of a global pandemic and a devastating economic crisis, increased his personal wealth by $13bn in the course of a single day. This is a man who, despite living on a planet where one third of human beings don’t have access to safe drinking water, told Business Insider magazine that “the only way I can see to deploy this much financial resource is by converting my Amazon winnings into space travel”.

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