Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, and even after his upcoming divorce from his longtime wife Mackenzie, he’ll still have over $70 billion and growing, which I believe would make him the third-richest person in the world. (And Mackenzie Bezos the richest woman in the world.) He’s made $17 billion in 2019 alone. Yes, in 2019. On Sunday, he’ll be at the Super Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia watching the LA Rams take on the New England Patriots, and many have wondered if the Seattle area multi-multi-multi-billionaire will become the new owner of the Seahawks following the 2018 passing of Paul Allen.
Bezos has had a home in Medina, Washington since the late-90s and of course put Amazon on the map from Seattle with its founding in 1994 to growing into the most powerful retailer in the world. Even I bought a bunch of clothes on Amazon last night because I’m letting my Prime membership expire today. Take that, Bezos!
Bezos has been rumored as a guy that other NFL owners would want to step in following Allen’s death in October. Jerry Jones went beyond rumors to say that he’d give him a “piggyback” ride if he wanted to join the league. The idea has been floated that Bezos might show up at the Super Bowl and that commissioner Roger Goodell would be close in his ear all night about the potential opening in Seattle; Allen’s sister Jody still has control of the team and it’s thought that a sale could fetch up to $3 billion.
Bezos made that last week, I assume.