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Jeff Bezos’ stake in Amazon is worth about $160 billion. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP

Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos has said he is giving $2 billion (€1.71 billion) to start a fund that will open pre-schools in low-incom(...)

Wall Street. It took Amazon just 165 trading sessions to grow its market value from $600bn in January to $1 trillion, the Wall Street Journal noted last week. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Signs of froth are becoming evident in US markets for the first time since before January’s correction. That’s according to Citigroup and Goldman Sach(...)

To extend the reach of its Prime Video service, Amazon has chosen the time-honoured method of expansion: spending money on sports rights. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

Is it game, set and match to Amazon? What began as an online bookseller has become a giant of ecommerce, cloud computing and media, its activities str(...)

Amazon has revolutionised how people shop online and is the world’s dominant internet retailer. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Amazon. com on Tuesday joined Apple to become the second $1 trillion publicly listed US company after its stock price more than doubled in a year as i(...)

US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin: Mr Trump has found someone who wants to hang out with him and who understands  he is THE MOST MISTREATED PRESIDENT IN HISTORY. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

It’s “Executive Time” and the chief executive is very busy in the residence. Too busy even to give his full attention to watching Fox & Friends an(...)

Don’t talk to me about Brexit: Theresa May takes a break from the House of Commons to attend the Farnborough airshow. Photograph: Andrew Matthews / PA

In numbers: Bezos’s billions $150 billion Amazon founder Jeff Bezos now has more than this much money, making him the richest person in modern histo(...)

A whaling station on  South Georgia.  The island has been declared rat-free after centuries of rodent devastation. Photograph: Andrew Orr/ Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Rats, those hairy rodents, purveyors of the plague and general ne’er-do-wells. For the few occupants of the little island of South Georgia in the sout(...)

Bono and The Edge have emerged as investors Convoy, a start-up that helps connect trucking companies with freight shippers

U2 frontman Bono and lead guitarist The Edge have emerged as backers of Convoy, an on-demand trucking technology company, whose other investors includ(...)

 Flipkart logo. Photograph: Reuters

Walmart is close to finalising a deal to buy a majority stake in India’s leading ecommerce company for at least $12 billion and may complete the agree(...)

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos: Donald Trump’s tweets have hit Amazon’s share prices. Photograph: Alessandro Di Marco

Donald Trump is usually a cheerleader for higher stock prices, but not in the case of Amazon. No fan of Jeff Bezos (the Amazon founder owns the anti-T(...)

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