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Jeff Bezos is the first man to reach a fortune of 200 billion dollars, more precisely 204.6 billion. It happened after the capital of Amazon, the company he founded, increased by 2%. Thus, the wealth of Jeff Bezos became 90 billion higher than that of Bill Gates, who is in second place in the top of the world's rich.


Experts say the Amazon founder's fortune would have been even greater if he hadn't gone through the most expensive divorce in history last year. His ex-wife received 25% of the company's shares, which are now worth $ 63 billion.


Meanwhile, people started joking and creating funny memes about Jeff Bezos. Bemorepanda collected the top 50 funniest memes!


1.Giving bonuses to Amazon workers is a good idea


2.Jess doesn't buy shampoo


3.The stonks meme is finally released


4.Losing fans


5.Literally the same


6.Gef Bisos




8.Oligarchic Dozen


9.Eye to eye


10.What Jeff do before he goes to bed?


11.Single vs Married




13.Rich americans




15.Is this the same person?


16.Money can't buy happiness


17.The richest person


18.Increase in net worth 2020


19.Virgin modern billionaire


20.China stealing technology


21.Sniffing cocaine


22.Adopted Jeff


23.1$ for sex


24.Jeff Benzos


25.Pizz for a team


26.Giving back


27.Owning amazon


28.Encouraging reminder


29.Giving back to Jeff community


30.Selling books firstly


31.Overpowered characters are bald


32.Jeff Bezos evolution


33.Saving private property 2


34.Work hard


35.Dressing up Jeff


36.Bow before your king


37.Self-made billionaires


38.Worldwide shipping


39.Amazon warehouses


40.Looting is absolutely unforgivable


41.Rich man




43.Worldwide Amazon shipping


44.This guy made coronavirus




46.After buying and then blasting the Netflix HQ


47.When he closes his eyes


48.Bezos be like


49.Being bald


50.Being an Amazon dragon



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Money is good, but what do we know about the lives of the richest people in the world? When you control the world's great wealth, then life and concerns are completely different.


The richest people in the world know how to impress. They think, behave and work differently from ordinary people. Today, it is customary to call those who own assets worth at least $ 30 million ultra-rich.


Top facts about billionaires 


The number of billionaires in the world is no more than 2 thousand. Very rich people also experience certain problems and difficulties. But these are completely different matters. What lies behind the lives of rich people?


Rich people in business have completely different habits, principles, traditions, and lifestyles. We have collected in one collection interesting facts about the rich people of the world. Read and compare with your life. There is something to think about here!


Facts about the life of billionaires 


1. Billionaires didn't get rich in stocks. Most rich people didn't play Wall Street to get rich. You're much more likely to get paid by working in Silicon Valley, manufacturing, technology, and other things. 


2. Billions go to Wall Street when they are already rich. They preserve and increase their assets there. Therefore, the desire of many people to get rich playing forex, options, and trading in 98% of cases will not bring them money. 


3. Billionaires are in danger. The more money, the more people are trying to heat you. Billionaires suffer from invasions of privacy, slander, deceit, blackmail. Even the environment of billionaires can use the rich man or secretly deceive him. You constantly have to spend a lot of money on security and constantly be vigilant.


4. Billionaires are well educated. Often in films, they show how people drop out of school and then get rich. But this is more the exception than the rule. 


5. Harvard University ranks first in the production of billionaires, like many other good universities. Most wealthy people have achieved a lot thanks to a good education and acquired knowledge. 


6. Billionaires don't respect millionaires. Billionaires can socialize and sit together at dinner with millionaires, but they don't consider them equals. 


7. A million dollars or ten is not much for a billionaire. The top billionaire elites look down on millionaires. 



8. Billionaires are afraid of divorce. Wealthy people choose not to divorce to avoid financial losses and the collapse of their corporations. 


9. The number of divorces is no more than 8% of couples among billionaires. This is a very low percentage. Usually, rich people make marriage contracts or go through life together for a very long time.


9. Club of billionaires for men. 90% of billionaires are men. Women too rarely make their way into this elite club. 


10. Most female billionaires are widows of wealthy people. 7. Billionaires often have family problems. 


11. The more money, the more difficult it is to manage children, family, and numerous relatives. Often the family of a billionaire hates him and waits for his death, but loves his money.


12. Billionaires are getting richer and richer, and the poor are getting poorer. Money goes to money. The average inhabitant of the planet over the past 10 years has become poorer. 


13. 1% of the world's population, despite crises, unemployment, and high taxes, is getting richer. 



14. Billionaires pay a lower tax rate than ordinary people. Rich people have long found ways to reduce the burden of the tax burden, withdraw money offshore, acquire citizenship from other countries and evade payments. 


15. Billionaires, friends, and personal life are incompatible. When you have a lot of money, it is very difficult to hope for true love and friendship. 


16. Friendship among billionaires is also rare. The love between rich people also has many pitfalls. Billionaires, true friends, and true love are always difficult.


17. The head of Tesla and Space X does not follow strict diets, although he limits sweets in his diet. He usually does not have breakfast in the morning.


What do the rich eat and drink: interesting facts about famous billionaires


18. Lunch is also not an important meal for Musk - no matter what one of the workers brings him, he eats everything in just 5 minutes, just so as not to feel hungry. The rich man enjoys food in the evenings.


19. Back in 2015, Musk stated that French cuisine and barbecue are his favorites.


20. Microsoft founder Bill Gates drinks about four bottles of Diet Coke daily. For breakfast, the rich man likes to eat puffs with cocoa, and during the day he often skips meals and fills up in the evening.


21. Not a single meeting of Gates with business partners takes place without cheeseburgers. He often sends his employees to buy fast food at McDonald's.


22. Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg is not picky about food at all. The billionaire eats everything available, because, according to him, he "does not like to waste time on small decisions."


23. However, it was not without strange whims - back in 2011, Zuckerberg ate meat exclusively from those animals that he killed on his own. The principle of "eat what you kill" also applied to animals such as goats, pigs, chickens, or lobsters.


24. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson says he drinks 20 cups of tea a day. English breakfast for him is an indispensable component of every morning.


25. In addition, after sleep, Branson likes to eat muesli, fruit salads, herring, or other similar fish. The billionaire loves to have lunch and dinner in the company of friends or colleagues.


Facts in numbers about billionaires


26. The 226,450 richest people in the world have - no less than - $9.6 trillion in cash (a third of their total wealth). The rest of the assets are privately owned, such as private companies (33%), shares and other types of investments (25%), real estate and luxury goods, including yachts, aircraft, cars, art, and jewelry (6, 6%)


27. The average age of women with a net worth of over $30 million is 50 years old. Their net worth is about $110 million. 


28. It is also noted that women own only 12% of the total wealth of super-rich people (men own the rest of the wealth). 


29. More than 50% of women received all or part of their wealth in the form of an inheritance, while among men this share is only one-third.


30. Millennials are people born between 1980 and 1994. They make up 3.2% of the total number of the super-rich - in 2017 there are about 7,200 of them. 


31. Two-thirds of them have made it on their own, including Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Dropping out of Harvard, at 23, Mark became the youngest self-made billionaire in history. To date, his fortune is estimated at 64.7 billion US dollars. 


32. Wealthy millennials control a total of $334 billion, with Zuckerberg alone owning almost a fifth of that wealth.


33. While an Ivy League degree certainly won't hurt millionaires, it's far from the only ticket to riches. 



34. Only 15% of the world's super-rich—nearly 35,000—graduated from an American Ivy League university. In addition, among the top 20 colleges from which the richest people in the world came out, five are public institutions.


35. The median net worth owned by Ivy League graduates is $200 million, 1.6 times the average of the super-wealthy. 


36. Harvard alone has produced 1,906 alumni with $30 million in assets, including 131 living billionaires. Wealth-X also noted one interesting fact: “Given the exclusivity and highly selective admission criteria of these eight institutions,” 


37. It can be estimated that as many as 75% of Ivy League graduates, whose net worth exceeds $ 30 million, have achieved everything themselves. Among them are Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, and Jorge Paulo Lehmann.


38. More than a third of the richest people in the world are involved in charitable work. Many of them are involved in a campaign called the Giving Pledge, founded by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. 


39. By joining it, millionaires undertake to transfer more than half of their fortune to charity during their lifetime. So far, the Giving Pledge has been signed by 168 people from 21 countries. 


40. The second most popular hobby of the super-rich is watching, participating in, and investing in sports. They are most interested in tennis, golf, skiing, American football and, above all, football.



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The world's most famous hacker group, Anonymous, posted a video message to the popular billionaire Elon Musk and warned him about the start of the war. Hackers did not like the influence of Elon Musk on cryptocurrency rates. Does it really affect them or is it just a beautiful advertisement?

Remember those beautiful days when Bitcoin was worth almost $ 60 thousand per piece? They were only recently, and then Elon Musk loved the "cue ball" very much and praised it in every second message on Twitter.

Then Elon Musk read several of our materials on global warming and suddenly became concerned about the carbon footprint left by the "mining" of cryptocurrency on the body of the planet. According to Musk, "mining" bitcoin is monstrously harmful and coal-fired power plants, which smoke the sky over half of China, burn thousands of tons of fossil fuels just for the sake of "ones and ones", whose value is highly questionable.

Elon Musk's crypto tweets have 'destroyed lives,' says video purportedly  from Anonymous - MarketWatch

Surprisingly, Elon Musk never once worried about the environmental damage caused by the flamethrowers he made, or about the damage to nature caused by the manufacture of huge batteries for his Tesla electric vehicles. And the fact that Tesla batteries are also charged not from the sun or wind, but also thanks to coal-fired power plants, Elon Musk also seemed to have never thought.

Although, most likely, this is not the case. The fact is that Elon Musk assessed the level of his influence on cryptocurrency rates and decided to try to manipulate this rate.

For many years, Elon Musk had nothing against cryptocurrencies, and even those Tesla, if anyone wanted, he easily sold for "cue balls", thus multiplying the harm to the planet twice, first on the scale that was required to produce the required amount of "crypto", and then on the scale it took to produce one Tesla car.

Only in early February, Musk said that he was interested in selling Tesla for bitcoins, and the rate of the most popular cryptocurrency in the world immediately jumped to as much as 47 thousand dollars per unit. Then the rise in the currency rate continued and reached almost 60 thousand, when suddenly Elon Musk felt remorse and in May announced that Tesla was refusing to sell cars for bitcoin due to the fact that too much heat and carbon dioxide were released during its production.

Elon Musk on his success: 'America is the land of opportunity'

It would seem that mining any cryptocurrency, especially since most of them are tied to the bitcoin rate, just as ordinary currencies are tied to the dollar rate, affects the environmental situation in the world. This means that before mining "digital gold", you need to worry about the environmental friendliness of this field, but Musk was not embarrassed, and he said that he believed in the Ethereum cryptocurrency much more than in Bitcoin.

The father of the "ether" is not some anonymous group, but a very real guy from a family of Russian emigrants - Vitalik Buterin.

Buterin was noticed in Russia even before Elon Musk. In 2017, Buterin even spoke at SPIEF-17 and talked with Russian President Vladimir Putin, discussing the prospects for using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology in real business.

So, even in winter, Elon Musk completely trusts the classic cryptocurrency, and already in May, together with Vitalik Buterin, they begin to hammer the first nails into the coffin of the "cue ball". Tony Stark of American business and the Russian cryptocurrency genius almost simultaneously declare that the special "meme" (humorous, made for fun) cryptocurrency Dogecoin is much better and more useful than Bitcoin. Buterin uses this currency to help India fight the coronavirus, and Elon Musk claims on Twitter that he likes this currency the most.

Elon Musk says He Hasn't Sold any of his Bitcoins - NapBots

Will hackers win Elon Musk?

Cybersecurity experts are confident that Musk and his security services have calculated all the risks and are ready to confront the main hacker group on the planet.

Moreover, the hackers did not threaten Ilona with hacking the security systems of his enterprises, but said that they would not allow the billionaire to profit from ordinary people. Their complaint against Musk is formulated very shortly: "While you are playing with the exchange rate, ordinary people, who did not have parents who own gem mines in Africa, are trying to make at least something." Then Anonimus representatives declare that in their person the American genius and philanthropist has found a worthy opponent.

Another thing is that the jumps in the rate of cryptocurrencies were not preceded by Musk's tweets at all, but by global changes in the market. It's just that Musk, being, in fact, the owner of many insights from various markets, with the help of tweets, highlighted the upcoming changes.

Elon Musk Strikes Again: New Tweets Send Bitcoin Crashing | IE

For outside observers, which are millions of Elon Musk's subscribers, his messages seemed to be the starting point of the cryptocurrency rate change, while Musk simply warned of upcoming events, skillfully inscribing his messages on Twitter to the start of the fall or rise in bitcoin. Thus, the readers had the feeling that it was Musk who brought down one or another cryptocurrency into the abyss or lifted it to a pedestal.

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In recent years, the two wealthiest people on the planet have been competing not only on Earth but also beyond. The article explains how much it costs to fly into space, why some flights can hardly be called space flights, and what private space programs are criticized for.


Elon Musk and SpaceX


Elon Musk is the wealthiest man on the planet with a fortune of $ 220 billion at the time of writing, one of the founders of the PayPal payment system, a space enthusiast, and CEO of two of the most prominent American companies in the fields of electric cars and space equipment - Tesla and SpaceX.


SpaceX was established in 2002 and, during its existence, has managed to develop a whole series of Falcon launch vehicles of various payloads, as well as the Dragon space shuttle, designed to replenish supplies to the ISS. This ship is launched into orbit by the Falcon 9 launch vehicle, the latest in the series.


The main feature of these launch vehicles is that they are reusable. They are equipped with special equipment for return and vertical landing.


The second version of the Falcon 9 flew for the first time last September with space tourists on board.


The company has two ambitious goals - to contribute to the colonization of Mars and to reduce the cost of manufacturing space equipment as much as possible.


Over the 20 years of its existence, SpaceX has managed to conduct many successful launches. Among them are dockings with the ISS, the launch of shuttles into low Earth orbit, and even the launch of one of Tesla Motors' electric cars into space.



But there were also significant failures. For example, the first Falcon 1 rocket exploded at launch, and the attempt to correct the situation for many years did not yield any results. The second and third versions of the missile also exploded in subsequent years.


And only by 2008, on the fourth attempt, did they finally manage to launch a rocket into space.


Problems also arose during the landing of launch vehicles on water. It was not immediately possible to establish a working landing system - from 2013 to 2016, the landing systems of the missiles regularly failed.


SpaceX is not limited to flights alone. The company is also building a global Starlink satellite network to provide the entire population of the Earth with a fast internet connection.


Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin


Bezos is the founder of the world's largest online retailer Amazon, the private aerospace company Blue Origin, and the owner of The Washington Post. He is also known for his charitable work and the fact that for many years he has been competing with Musk for the title of the wealthiest man on the planet, but at the moment, he is slightly inferior to him, with a fortune of $ 173 billion.


He founded his space company two years earlier, but its goal is almost identical - significantly reducing the cost of producing rockets and equipment.


Blue Origin has working shuttles and launch vehicles in its arsenal, prototypes that have yet to be built and tested, and rocket engines. Among them:


New Shepard is one of the first projects of the company. This is a reusable spacecraft, a human-crewed capsule with a capacity of up to 6 people. It flies only in suborbital space. The first launch took place last summer. On board, in addition to Bezos himself, were his brother, an 82-year-old woman who was a former pilot, and an 18-year-old graduate of the school.

The New Glenn is an even heavier reusable launch vehicle that uses one of the company's specially designed engines. There are plans to use the shuttle to deliver satellites and people into orbit, but launches have been delayed for several years.

Blue Moon is a moon rocket that the company has developed for one of NASA's latest space programs.


Not exactly spaceflight


It would seem that both companies are doing about the same thing, but what is the difference? The answer is range.


Bezos's company is currently mainly engaged in suborbital flights, that is, flights with low speed to enter the orbit of an artificial Earth satellite. To overcome this barrier, the ship must reach the first space velocity - almost 8 km / s.


For example, the relatively recently launched New Shepard flew 100 kilometers, although the altitude of low Earth orbit is almost one and a half times higher.


Richard Branson and his company Virgin Galactic are also engaged in similar flights. Last summer, he and other space tourists made a suborbital flight on the Unity rocket.


SpaceX The mask plays big and launches rockets into space. The two-stage Falcon 9 boosters push the spacecraft through the atmosphere, breaking first space velocity, while the shuttle's engines are already starting to work in orbit.


The last flight took place last year. During it, the Crew Dragon spacecraft, with ordinary people on board, rose to a height of 585 km and entered the Earth's orbit. It was the company's first "tourist" launch.


Space tourism


In the United States, flights, including those near space, are the responsibility of the Federal Aviation Administration - FAA. According to his criteria, anything below 80 km from Earth is not yet considered space.


Branson's and Bezos' shuttles are quickly up to the mark, earning the billionaires their official astronaut title late last year. The FAA gave them the Astronaut Wings badge of honor, a significant award in commercial space missions.


Musk is generally happy that his competitors are funding space projects but emphasizes that suborbital flights are the first step in the right direction.




Unfortunately, such flights' importance for science development is often downplayed and perceived only as entertainment for the rich. And there are reasons for that.


According to NASA, flying into space is not cheap.


To fly on Bezos' ship, you have to pay $28 million - this is the cheapest offer on the market.


A flight on the SpaceX shuttle will cost $60 million, and on a Virgin Galactic Unity rocket, as much as $250 million before the first successful launch, and after that, already $450 million per seat.


Space tourism is also present in Russia. Roskosmos is going to send two people to the ISS until 2023. Such a flight will cost 2.573 billion rubles per person, which is approximately comparable in cost to the Blue Origin travel program.


But it would help if you did not immediately end the dream of flying into space - such a trip can be won in the lottery. For example, Sian Proctor, a 52-year-old entrepreneur, and geologist grabbed such a prize. She won a charity competition funded by Jared Isaacman, a pilot, astronaut, and billionaire.


The high cost of travel is a thorn in the side of Musk and Bezos regularly.


For example, the head of Blue Origin spent almost $ 5 billion for 4 minutes in zero gravity during the flight. According to estimates by the international human rights organization Global Citizen, with this money, 2 billion people could be vaccinated, or 40 million could be helped with food.


But the wave of criticism does not end there. As it turned out, space flights are an excellent way to get rid of paying taxes since American taxation still poorly regulates private space flights.


In previous years, billionaires either paid no income tax at all or did so at a reduced rate of 16%, according to one investigative journalism report. For most Americans, a progressive taxation system works, where citizens pay from 10 to 37%, depending on their annual income. It is not difficult to guess what rate the two wealthiest people on the planet should have.


Even though attempts to make space more accessible have not yet been crowned with much success, it is good to see that every year this industry attracts more and more influential players who spend vast amounts of money on the development of science and technology.



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