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I’ve written about him before, but if you’ve not heard of Chuck Feeney, check out the article in The Blurb. He’s given away his entire $8B fortune while still alive and done most of it anonymously.
Amazon, usually a conservative M&A player, is going through an acquisitive phase. It set a record with 10 deals in 2017, including its $13.7B acquisition of Whole Foods. This year, it’s already snagged Ring for $1.8B.
Our new Amazon Strategy Teardown dives deep into the company’s acquisitions, investments, patents, and more. Check it out here.