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
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