Jeff Bezos Airlifted From Galapagos Islands by Ecuadorian Navy

Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos
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The Ecuadorian navy said it has airlifted Jeff Bezos from the Galapagos Islands after the Amazon founder suffered from kidney stones, according to ABC News, which cites a translated news release.

Bezos was evacuated  and then flown back to the United States, ABC said. He was reportedly on vacation at the time of the incident, which occurred on New Year's Day. 

When asked for comment, an Amazon spokesperson responded to THR: "I sent this inquiry to Jeff and here's what he sent back: 'Galapagos: five stars. Kidney stones: zero stars.'"

With regard to Bezos' current health, the rep stated: "He got a good outcome. No surgery was required, and he's feeling well."

Bezos, who officially acquired The Washington Post for $250 million in October, has a net worth of over $35 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. 

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