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Jeff Bezos Risks It All for His Space Dream

Plus: The origins of Blue Origin, Apple’s annoying error messages, and a Kardashian plot twist.Amazon’s founder won’t be the first billionaire to leave Earth, but he is the one with the most on the line.Photograph: Bloomberg/Getty ImagesHi everyone. This week we learned how little billionaires pay in taxes and that they like to go to…

Plus: The origins of Blue Origin, Apple’s annoying error messages, along with also a Kardashian plot twist.

Jeff Bezos stands in front of Blue Origin rocket

Amazon’s creator will not be the first billionaire to depart Earth, but he is the one with the most online. Photograph: Bloomberg/Getty Images

Hi everyone. This week we learned how little billionaires cover in taxes and that they prefer to go to space. So how about a big hairy entrance tax for those returning to Earth? Pay up or stay up!

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