What’s in your wallet? Well, if you’re one of our subjects this week, the answer is piles and piles of money! First up, Alicia has the dirt on a towering figure of the 20th century, Howard Hughes. Hughes was a titan of industry, a Hollywood mogul, an engineer and inventor, a pilot and aircraft designer, and one of the richest people in the world during his flamboyant but ultimately tragic life.
Next, Stacie has the dish on a modern version of the same type of mind: Jeff Bezos, whose 25-year-long marriage to novelist MacKenzie Bezos ended this year. They split a $137 billion fortune and fended off an extortion plot allegedly masterminded by Saudi Arabia. It’s quite the tale.
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Inside Howard Hughes: Two Authors Offer an Up Close and Personal Look at the Billionaire Aviator and Businessman Dennis McLellan / LA Times / March 27, 1996
Hughes News: Howard’s First Marriage Bill McCurdy / The Pecan Park Eagle
Howard Hughes Kept Scores of Secrets, and Terry Moore Claims She Was One of Them People Staff / People / April 26, 1976
MacKenzie Bezos: Writer, Mother of Four, and High-profile Wife Rebecca Johnson / Vogue / February 20, 2013
Seattle Times on Jay Inslee’s proposed 2018 budget
Page Six on Bezos’s racy texts with Lauren Sanchez
Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer of ‘Extortion and Blackmail’ Jim Rutenberg and Karen Weise / New York Times / February 7, 2019
Saudis Hacked Jeff Bezos’ Phone For Texts Also Used in Enquirer Story: Investigator Mary Papenfuss / HuffPost / March 30, 2019
No thank you, Mr. Pecker Jeff Bezos / Medium.com
Bezos Investigation Finds the Saudis Obtained His Private Data Gavin De Becker / Daily Beast / March 31, 2019
Page Six on the divorce being finalized in April
Page Six on MacKenzie’s “Giving Pledge”
Jeff Bezos Wikipedia
MacKenzie Bezos Wikipedia