Jeff Bezos’ 18-year-old space-flight companion reportedly told him he had never bought anything from Amazon before

On their Blue Origin journey, 18-year-old Oliver Daemen informed Jeff Bezos he’d by no means purchased from Amazon.
Bezos replied, “Oh, wow, it is a very long time in the past I heard somebody say that,” Daemen informed Reuters.
Amazon income was key to funding the journey; Bezos has thanked Amazon staff for making it potential.

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The 18-year-old passenger on Blue Origin’s spaceflight on Tuesday had a clumsy admission to former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos throughout the journey.

Dutch teenager Oliver Daemen informed Bezos onboard the New Shepard rocket that he had by no means purchased something off of Amazon earlier than, Reuters reported Friday.

“I informed Jeff, like, I’ve really by no means purchased one thing from Amazon,” Daemen informed Reuters.

Bezos, the previous Amazon CEO who credit the corporate’s income with making the journey financially potential, was greatly surprised.

“He was like, ‘Oh, wow, it is a very long time in the past I heard somebody say that,'” Daemen continued to Reuters, which notes that Bezos bankrolled Blue Origin by promoting billions of {dollars}’ price of Amazon inventory. 

Bezos thanked Amazon staff and prospects after Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket touched down once more. 

“I need to thank each Amazon worker and each Amazon buyer since you guys paid for all of this,” he mentioned in a press convention after the flight. “Significantly, for each Amazon buyer on the market and each Amazon worker, thanks from the underside of my coronary heart very a lot. It’s totally appreciated.”

Becoming a member of Bezos and Daemen on the journey to suborbital area had been Bezos’ brother, Mark, and 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk.

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