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generations need to join with them and realize that something they have been fighting for for decades is something that we can help realize in the future. jeff besos is the wealthiest man on the planet and the undisputed king of e-commerce. >> jeff is thomas edison, jeff is henry ford, only i think better. >> but for a change, the headlines aren't about his public company. they're about his private life. a brilliant business man blind sided by a tabloid bombshell. >> the national enquirer and
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it's owner are trying to blackmail him. now he's turning the table on the tabloids. >> he's a tough guy. he's a tough customer. >> he's no stranger to controversy. >> president trump often attacks besos publicly going after amazon and the washington post which the ceo also owns. >> so he uses the washington post for power and he thinks he's going to get the politicians to do what he wants. >> they chose the wrong person to bully in jeff bezos. he has wealth, courage, and self-confidence and he's angry. ♪ >> my name is alexa. >> commanding alexa to turn on our lights, binge watching on amazon prime, shopping at whole
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foods or reading the washington post. millions of americans, whether they know it or not are interacting on a daily basis with amazon founder and ceo jeff bezos. >> jeff bezos has said the way you live, eat and work, he wants to make it cheaper and he wants to make it more convenient and his track record is extraordinary. >> bezos is a self-described super geek. but behind the trademark booming laugh is a relentless and some would say ruthless drive. >> everyone is impacted by the strength of amazon. they have enormous power over the retail ecosystem. even the consumer products companies are worried about that. >> that ambition catapulted him to staggering heights but also made him the target of scathing criticism and bezos's most high profile critic has been donald trump. >> he owns amazon. he wants political influence so
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that amazon will benefit from it. that's not right. and believe me, if i become president, oh do they have problems. >> two years after trump was elected president, big problems have come. this time to jeff bezos's closely guarded personal life. >> it started with this article in the enquirer exposing his relationship with lauren sanchez. it ended bezos's 25 year marriage. >> three days after the 12-page expose president trump mocked him in a tweet writing sorry to hear the news about jeff bozo being taken down. he suspected the national enquirer had come after him for political reasons and bezos wanted to know how they got ahold of his personal texts. >> the amazon boss said he opened his own private investigation. that's when the enquirer and
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it's parent company threatened to publish more photos unless the investigation was dropped. >> several of them appear to be innocuous but three he apparently took selfies of his own genetiles and those were the ones that the national inquirer thought he'd never want to see the light of day. >> but he was ready to fight back. >> a stunner from the richest man in the world. dropping a bombshell against the national enquirer accusing the parent company of trying to blackmail him with nude photos. >> they're used to people buckling and folding and not battling back. in a surprise move, he posted the e-mails he said were from the parent company ami for the world to see in a blog post.
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>> trying to deweaponize the photos as he hunts down the source. >> the ceo writing of course i don't want personal photos published but i also won't participate in their well-known practice of blackmail, political favors, political attacks and corruption. i prefer to stand up, roll this log over and see what crawls out. >> the relationship between ami ceo and enquirer publisher david pecker and trump goes back decades. which raises the question, did the white house influence the attack on bezos. >> david pecker was a friend of trump because he caught and killed stories. he kept stories that reflected negatively on trump out of the public view. >> bezos says ami wanted him to publicly state that the article about his personal life was not politically motivated. his blog suggests that it was.
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>> it stemmed from his belief that bezos has been wealding the washington post that he bought in 2013 as a political weapon against him. >> the washington post, which i call a lobbying pool for amazon. >> the president has called the media the enemy of the people and it's not. but it's not the friend of any politician. if the media is doing it's job, it's asking tough questions. >> he believes media exists to serve the interest of its owners. he doesn't believe in a well funded prepress so after a particularly damaging article published about him he took to twitter and called out jeff bezos by name. >> bezos basically laughed off the tirade with a tweet of his own. a tongue in cheek offer to personally send the presidential hopeful into orbit on one of his rockets. but what bezos didn't know at
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the time was that this was only the beginning of a sustained attack. >> the president has not let up. and every time you see the washington post write a story that's critical of the administration, the president blames jeff bezos. >> president trump escalated what many see as a personal crusade to bring the tech titan down. bezos who has always played things close to the vest has for the most part refused to engage with president trump or his other critics until now. >> jeff doesn't spend a lot of time telling you what he might be doing at m so point in the future. he spends his time on doing it. >> he's made a career of beating the odds and his rivals by keeping everyone guessing what he'll do next. keeping everyone guessing what he'll do next. coming up. >> at about the same time as amazon's ipo, barnes & noble is starting it's own web based book business. >> there were people that were
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we live in a world more accepting than the one our grandparents lived in and our grand children will live in an even more accepting world than the one we do now. jeff is an optimist. he's always been an optimist. >> bezos was born january 12th, 1964 in new mexico. his parents were young newlyweds. a 17-year-old high school student and 19-year-old ted, a former struggling circus performer. 17 months after jeff was born, the young couple divorced. jeff would never know his
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biological father. in 1968, jacqueline remarried to miguel mike bezos, a young engineering student and cuban immigrant that adopted 4-year-old jeff. >> mike and jackie were really engaged parents. they knew what was going on in school. they knew who jeff's friends were. >> even as a young boy, bezos showed a fascination with tinkering and technology when he discovered an early desktop computer he studied the mainframe manuals and learned to write his own computer programs. >> to this day when people think of jeff they do think of curiosity and intellect and ambition and tenacity and it's always been there. >> and like many children of the 60s, he became obsessed with the idea of space travel. >> to fully understand jeff
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bezos, you really have to see him through the lenses of space. he will talk about being five years old and watching neil armstrong and buzz alabadrin wa on the moon and how that was a huge moment for him. >> they moved to south florida in 1978 where he attended miami high school. he continued to immerse himself in computers and look toward the cosmos. >> even in high school, he was extremely visionary. he talked about sending people to space. >> he gave sort of an unusual speech. it was all about space and human beings going off the earth in order to protect the earth. but what is remarkable about it is that as jeff bezos goes out and talks about space today. >> as a kid, i was inspired by
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the giant saturn 5 -- >> he gives something that's very similar to the speech that he gave when he was in high school, when he was 17 or 18. >> bezos would go on to princeton university, graduating in 1986 with a degree in computer science and electrical engineering. with the financial world starting to rely more and more on computer technology, bezos headed to new york city. >> it was nothing like it is today where a customer can have an electronic account. some very forward thinking firms were starting to use high speed computers and writing algorithms to try to analyze the market and make investment decisions. >> he was recruited by an innovative hedgefund firm headed by david shaw. shaw was looking for new ways to
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apply the power of computers to finance. and capitalize on the still brand new internet. >> jeff understood the internet before the rest of the world did and he saw internet use was increasing exponentially and he felt there has to be a commercial application for it. >> he started fantasizing about an online everything store. supplying customers with any product they could think of, all under one virtual roof. but knowing that starting with a venture that huge was impact car length. he chose a single product category to focus on, books. >> he concluded books was the best category, partly because there was a huge database of all the books available and he could get shipment easily from the wholesalers of the books. >> bezos was at a crossroads.
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he was 30 years old. recently married to a young co-worker and had a bright future but he couldn't ignore the massive potential of what he saw as an impending e-commerce evolution. >> when jeff got the idea of amazon, he went to david shaw, who is an extraordinarily successful and smart guy and he said, david, here's a thing i want to do and david listened and he said, that's a great idea, for somebody who doesn't already have a really good job. >> in the end, the opportunity to help invent the future outweighed the security of a really good job. and bezos told shaw he was leaving to break out on his own. >> when he left de shaw to start amazon, he said when i'm 80 i'm not going to regret leaving wall street. this is a chance to be involved in the early internet. >> lured by a pool of young tech talent and access to one of the
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nation's largest book distributors, bezos and mckenzie packed up their car and headed to washington state over the 4th of july weekend, 1994. as mckenzie drove, jeff wrote up a preliminary business plan on a laptop. bezos's parents agreed to invest $100,000 in his new venture, a significant chunk of their savings. they would later say they weren't betting on the idea, which they didn't even fully understand, they were betting on jeff. tting on jeff >> coming up. >> the american consumer said, i don't want to go to a mall anymore. i want stuff cheap, i want it fast and i want it delivered to my door and jeff bezos said i'll be the guy to figure it out. sal be the guy to figure it out. sinus congestion and pressure. claritin-d relieves more.
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settled into a modest house in the suburb of bellevue washington and set up shop in the garage. at first bezos called it cadabra. but when his lawyer heard it over the phone as cadaver, bezos looked for other options. he registered several more urls including relentless.com. >> to this day if you type in relentless.com it forwards to amazon.com and some would argue that relentless is a more fitting name for the organization. in the last days of october 1994 while rifling through the a section of the dictionary, bezos got to amazon and stopped. the earth's longest river seemed the perfect symbol for what bezos envisioned as the world's biggest bookstore. bezos launched amazon.com online
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july 16th, 1995. >> a lot of people were thinking at the time that e-commerce was a very small channel in the adoption of it from a customer standpoint would be slow and fairly minimal. i had my questions about the business model and, you know, how viable was it? >> within 30 days and with no advertising other than word of mouth, amazon.com had sold books in all 50 states and 45 countries, catching jeff and mckenzie completely off guard. >> amazon at the beginning had no inventory. once he got an order then he would contact the book distributor and have them ship the book to seattle and then jeff would reship it. >> bezos was quickly outgrowing his garage set up and moved into the bigger office space with a
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large warehouse. he grew his team at a furious pace to improve service, introducing new features like customer reviews and e-mail order verification. >> i think there were a few things that have always defined the amazon dna. the first one is customer obsession and that is really the ethos that jeff wanted to make for amazon which is we are willing to do really hard things to help serve our customer. amazon was approaching $16 million in sales by the end of 1996. but focused on the future, bezos kept pouring every dollar back into growing amazon. so company profits remained at zero. >> he was reinvesting and reinvesting. jeff bezos from the beginning said if investors were going to
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believe in the story and believe in him, they had to be along for the ride. >> he kept up his space of expansion. he was about to face his first threat. >> barnes & noble is starting it's own web based book business. >> book selling giant barnes & noble launched barnes & noble.com looking to crush amazon. and many analysts thought it was a good bet. >> some people thought barnes & noble would dominate. anyone that was a player in the off line space people thought they would. >> people were calling it ama n amazon.toast. it was never going to last. stock started trading on the nasdaq may 15th, 1997.
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by days end bezos beat all expectations growing amazon's balance sheet by $54 million. the american consumer said i want stuff cheap, and i want stuff fast and i want it delivered to my door and jeff bezos said i'll be the guy to figure it out. they were selling discount cds and dvds as well as books undercutting the competition and leaving barnes & noble in the dust. >> amazon could make decisions quicker. it could move faster. so in barnes & nobles case, they lowered prices on the internet, they would have to lower prices in their stores or customers would complain. so they had certain constraints. >> amazon you have to deal with the issues around retail. they just had one point of contact with customers. as long as they got it there on time for a great price they won.
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>> bezos's success got him named time magazine's person of the year for 1999. but many analysts and investors were still skeptical. >> i own about 100 shares of amazon.com and i'm wondering if you could tell me exactly what it is that i own. >> if you think that e-commerce is going to be a big deal in the long-term then what you own should be very valuable. >> amazon came out of the gate as a very hot stock. it was stratospherically high. it was being shorted by a lot of old fashion business people that didn't think it was worth the price. >> when an industry wide disaster started to unfold in march of 2000, it looked like they were right. >> good evening, after what they're already calling black friday they're counting up the damage on wall street tonight
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after investors unloaded stocks today and sent the dow and the nasdaq plummeting. >> everyone had this internet euphoria. suddenly that bubble started to burst and we said hold on a second, the internet is the new frontier. there's extraordinary things happening on it but it doesn't mean all things are extraordinary. >> over speculation on tech start ups sent wall street into free fall. the nasdaq crashed costing investors an estimated $5 trillion. >> during the.com crash amazon like everyone else was effected. they ran an article that was headlined amazon.bomb and the implications were that it with was not going to sur arrive. >> after hitting a high, in september of 2001 amazon stock plummeted to $5.97.
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and with internet based companies imploding all around them, investors, employees and the general public were suddenly left wondering if betting on jeff bezos was a huge mistake. coming up. >> so they're predicting that we're going to run out of cash by december which is just complete absolute pure hogwash. complete absolute pure hogwash helps keep me feeling dry, how will they know i worked hard? i've gotta make stuff harder. ♪
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bezos. >> today amazon founder jeff bezos is by far the richest person on earth. in 2018, his network soared past $150 billion. amazon's value hit $1 trillion. but few realized how close the almighty amazon once came to going under. >> the 2000 dot com crash sent amazon into a nose dive. >> amazon borrowed a lot of money in 1999 and then even as late as 2000. they needed that money obviously.
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>> he also went on a way to make them leaner. most importantly he sold investors on the long-term vision of amazon over short-term profits. >> despite all of your success, profit remains a thin light at the end of the tunnel. >> well, first of all, you're right. first we are a famously unprofitable company. that is a deliberate strategy. we are investing. >> he took his profits and used them to fill the sight with an ever expanding list of new produc products. toys, electronics, even close. >> this is the world's first cordless saw. >> today we're launching a pokemon store. >> it's the segway human transporter and you can do
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amazing things with it. it spins in place. >> in 2001, amazon lead all e-retailers in sales with $3.1 billion. a huge shift in consumer habits, online shopping rocketed past department stores and by 2017 was raking in three times as much in sales. >> faster, better, cheaper, consumers like all three of those things and jeff was able to do it in scale. >> i pick what i want and it comes in two days. i don't have to worry about parking and crowds. >> i do all of my shopping online. i do amazon. >> but bezos had much bigger dreams than conquering retail. thanks to his characteristic secrecy. almost no one knew he was getting serious about space. >> when it was first founded in 2000, it was really more as a
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think tank and their primary goal was to think of is there a better way to get to space than the way we have traditionally been doing it. >> it was a baby step toward realizing the dreams of his youth. but in 2003, those dreams almost cost bezos his life. >> his guide was a real west texas cowboy and initially proposed that they go on horseback but jeff wanted to go by helicopter just to save time. the air was thin because they were at some altitude and fully loaded and as the helicopter pilot tried to take off he couldn't and the helicopter crashed. >> it was a bigger deal than jeff makes it out to be. it was a bad crash. >> somehow, everyone escaped with minor injuries.
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when he realized everyone was safe he said maybe horseback was the way to go and let out one of those bellowing laughs he was so famous for. >> on firm ground he was looking far into the future in other ways. he realized the potential of letting others use amazon as a platform to sell their products. >> we designed from the get go that we would have tens of thousands of sellers on amazon. >> you find a collection of all the selections from 400 major brands. amazon was the everything store. >> they monitored sales to identify hot products and then swooped in and began selling similar items often for lower prices. the partnership became a cut throat competition with jeff
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bezos. >> he's a tough guy. he's a tough customer. >> amazon got into the device market with the kindle e-reader. they also introduced the subscription program amazon prime. now with over 100 million members. but lost amid these famous initiatives came perhaps the biggest game changer of all, something many customers never heard of. amazon web services. >> in the early 2000s, amazon started to have this notion of taking computing infrastructure and making it available for users to use. >> amazon would rent it's vast computer resources like servers and storage to outside companies, government agencies, even individuals. when amazon web services launched, the tech world barely noticed. >> they're an e-commerce
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retailer. what do they know. >> this was a miss by google. this was a miss by microsoft. >> aws would go on to completely dominate this market. powering the computer systems of everything from netflix to ge to the cia. >> amazon web service is more than half the total profits of the entire company. >> he set his sights on hollywood with amazon studios and in 2013 bezos made another move no one saw coming. >> now the washington post has a new owner. the new owner, jeff bezos. >> when he paid bargain price of $250 million for the financially troubled post, many wondered why. >> it is the newspaper in the capitol city of the most important country in the world. the washington post has an incredibly important role to
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play in this democracy. >> no small factor was his long standing friendship with the manseling the post, don graham, whose family had owned it since 1933. >> i am the son of someone named catherine graham that ran the paper with famous distinction for many years by standing back from politics. i think jeff was worth between 25 and 30 million and i didn't know what his politics were. >> bezos recognized some of his amazon strategies could be applied to the post. >> one of the things he started to work on was making it faster. and also providing the opportunity for personalization and to provide people with the type of content they were interested in. >> bezos believed the post had to operate on a bigger scale. >> but for bezos was buying the
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post just one part of a stelinvn of d.c.? he quitely paid $23 million for what was billed as the largest home in town. the former textile museum with neighbors such as the obamas and jared kushner and ivanka trump. >> it's the center of the new washington power set. >> he built a massive d.c. lobbying operation to handle amazon's many interests from drone delivery to taxes. >> they're spending on registered lobbying has gone up 400%. >> all of these moves did not go unnoticed. especially by the man vying to become the leader of the free world. >> the washington post has 22
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. by late 2016, jeff bezos had built his empire far beyond the borders of his online retail giant, amazon.com. among his vast array of ventures was amazon studios, space travel, computer services and the washington post. he was also squarely on the radar of a certain republican candidate for president. >> so he uses the washington post for power and he thinks that he's going to get the politicians to do what he wants and he probably will, but me, i couldn't care less. >> as the election grew near, bezos hit back at trump's swipes at the post. >> we live in this amazing democracy with amazing freedom of speech and a presidential candidate should embrace that.
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>> when trump won the election bezos offered an olive branch. a congratulatory tweet and attended the round table at the white house but the good will didn't last long. trump's twitter offensive continued. >> jeff bezos represent things that offend donald trump. number one he's way richer than donald trump and donald trump sees behind the washington post aggressive coverage of his administration, the secret hand of jeff bezos. there's zero evidence for that. >> i said to him at one point if you're even 5% thinking of buying this because of a set of ideas you have and you think the newspaper might help you promote those ideas, forget it. >> every news decision is made in our newsroom. every editorial decision is made at our editorial table. jeff does not get involved.
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>> he has plenty of business to do in d.c. >> so the idea is the defense department has been the past few years looking into outsourcing it's cloud computing to one company. and if amazon wins it they'll overnight be one of the biggest contractors in the federal government but amazon may face a d.c. battle with much higher stakes. it's own survival. the bigger amazon gets, the greater the chance federal regulators will move to break it up. >> they're going to face some real political head winds in that way. >> we break them up because we're capitalists and it's time. >> calls to take anti-trust action against amazon have grown louder, especially as bezos continues to swallow up companies. he bid for control of disney's 22 regional sports networks. brought the video game streaming site twich and online prescription company pill pack
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for about a billion dollars each and paid more than $13 million to get into super markets. >> amazon says it's buying whole foods. >> almost every industry out there has, in the back of their mind they're worried that jeff bezos will come knocking. >> his philosophy is relentless cost cutting and lowering prices. >> amazon is playing by the rules and they're playing to win. so stop complaining about it and get on and figure out how you're going to compete. >> nowhere was amazon's raw power more evident than during the race to land hq-2. >> cities including here in los angeles are falling over themselves to show amazon why they should be home to the second amazon headquaters. >> it's a circus. >> critics call the process nothing more than a bidding war staged by amazon to extract huge
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economic incentives and something more. >> dozens of cities had to put together massive packages as they said here is all the information about my city. they gave amazon massive amounts of data. that's valuable data that amazon paid nothing for. >> amazon said it will use the data for future infrastructure investment and job creation. after a 14 month search involving more than 200 cities the company announced that hq-2 and it's 50,000 jobs would be divided between two locations. arlington county in northern virginia and long island city new york. though local opposition to the new york location has caused amazon to cancel those plans. >> this is going to be the equivalent of an olympics where a few years later after the rush and the sugar high and the high
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christening his massive wind farm. not only the richest person in the world, but in modern history. >> i have never sought that title, and it was fine being the second wealthiest person in the world. that actually worked fine. >> if the stock price of amazon is the richest person of amazon and stock goes down by something if he's not, i would doubt that jeff cares. >> but others certainly do. >> amazon had a good day. >> senator bernie sanders led a movement that accused amazon of not playing its blue collar workers a living wage, and in 2018 a report on the news site the intercept cited data suggesting that over 30% of amazon employees in arizona were on government food assistance. >> people start to say does it make sense for employees, the richest man in the world to be on public assistance? >> jeff bazos was not available to be interviewed for this hour, but others close to him
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including amazon tom alberg did speak to msnbc. >> i think people to advance their political agenda will make allegations which are not necessarily factual or based on complete facts. they include in a number of people on food stamps, people who are temporary, part time amazon employees, a lot of those people. >> there's also been criticism of the company for allegedly unsafe working conditions. >> this year amazon which has over 175 fulfillment centers around the world was ranked one of the 12 worst companies to work for by the counsel of occupational safety and health. >> you could look and say this extraordinary entrepreneur who is doing extraordinarily well, is he doing enough for his employees, and that's the question people are asking. amazon has insisted safety
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is a priority and they are proud of their record. >> there's just no getting around it. a company who has produced this extraordinary amount of wealth probably should be holding itself to a hilar standard. >> in october 2018 amazon made a major move in that direction, announcing it was instituting a minimum wage of $15 an hour for all u.s. workers. >> i want to congratulate mr. bazos for doing exactly the right thing. >> we're a gold standard for innovation. we should lead. >> reporter: after being criticized that he was wasn't giving enough of his fortune to charity, bazos announced via twitter, the day one fund to help the homeless and preschools in low income areas making him 2018's top fi fillen thrupist.
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>> they called us and up and said we have an empty building and we were wondering if you'd want to use that to bring families inside. >> reporter: and the company did not stop there. >> amazon has offered us to build us our own forever home in their downtown headquarters. having a shelter in a corporate headquarters is unprecedented. >> reporter: bazos is also building on a mission he's been pursuing for almost two decades at blue origin, space exploration. >> this is the most important work i'm doing and i have great conviction about that. >> blue origins work follows the vision bazos outlined way back in high school, preserving the earth by moving industry to space. >> i doechbt want a plan b for worth. i want to plan b to make sure plan a works. i think you go to space to save earth. >> blue origin landed its first rocket in 2015.
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blue origin's next step, expected in the next year is manned spaceflights, eventually with paying passengers. >> i think the next step in his hind is going to the moon, setting up a permanent presence there. i think when it comes to jeff bazos it's very hard to bet against. >> while his extraordinary achievements have made him the wealthiest man in the world, they have also made him a target of critics including the most powerful man in the world and his allies. >> jeff bazos is not going down without a fight. the tech giant says the national enquirer and its owner, david pecker, are trying to blackmail him. >> an attempt to stop his investigation into how the tabloid got hold of his private texts bazos said ami, e-mailed him threatening to release what they say are some seriously compromising photos. >> a measure of the national
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enquirer's arrogance and hubris here is they put this in writing. they didn't even bother to do what every sort of thug on the planet learns, which is don't put it in writing if you can say it, and don't say if you can merely nod. >> by threatening jeff bazos, though, ami may have underestimated its target. >> they chose the wrong person to bully in jeff bazos. he has wealth, courage and self-confidence, and he's angry. and that's a pretty wicked recipe. >> bazos, the world's richest person writes, if in my position i can't stand up to this kind of extortion how many people can? >> he has nothing to lose. he has everything to gain. and public sentiment's on his side and possibly federal law enforcement. >> ami says it it, quote, believes fervently it acted lawfully in the reporting of the story of mr. bazos and denies all accusations of blackmail.
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so how did the inquirer get those photos and texts? >> we have multiple sources within ami itself, the parent company of the national enquirer, telling us the source of these leaked text messages was the brother of bazos' mistres, a guy by the name of michael sanchez. >> his alleged ties to allies of president trump make this entire scandal a high stakes match of political drama. betting against jeff bazos has almost always been a losing proposition. >> bhuts really incredible about this is this is day one. this is the very beginning. this is the kiddy stage. >> it was him on his knees starting the company, and now he's a legend. >> but as his wealth and power continue to grow. >> what else would quolike from whole foods? >> what surprises does bazos have in store for us? >> is he thinking about the ten year, 20 year, 30 year future of
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amazon? >> can he keep his sprawling empire together or will political forces intervene to stop the ultimate disrupter's two decade winning streak. >> he deserves scrutiny and he's because he's the wealthiest man in the world he's arguably the most powerful man in the world and he sets the tone for our society. i don't go under cover every day. that's what made me nervous. >> they had a secret plan. >> were you armed? >> yes. >> i you were wearing a wire? >> yes. >> to solve a baffling case. a college student on a friday night out who vanished. >> she's a very shy girl, but she was something special. >> the possible suspects just about everyone, the friend, the boyfriend, the mysterious

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