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Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.

Photographer: Lindsey Wasson/Reuters
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The Big Take

The Untold Story of How Jeff Bezos Beat the Tabloids

When a gossip rag went after the CEO, he retaliated with the brutal, brilliant efficiency he used to build his business empire. In an exclusive excerpt from the new book Amazon Unbound comes an unrivaled tale of money, sex, and power.

“Raise your hand if you think you’ve had a harder week than I’ve had.”

It was Feb. 14, 2019, in the early afternoon, and for perhaps the first time in the 25-year history of Amazon.com Inc., Jeff Bezos was prepared to explain himself to his employees.