This week in Bezos: The return to Amazon HQ2 … again

We try to keep away, but Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos has a way of pulling us all back in.

Welcome back to another edition of our weekly newsletter, where we round up all the pertinent news chunks about the acclaimed Internet dude that some may call “Lex Luthor, but with a book fetish,” soon to be head of the Kalorama Citizens Association or perhaps most likely, “King of the moon.”

And I promise to be your unbiased, nonpartisan guide on this Amazon-related journey.

Alexa, let’s begin.

Current net worth: $145 billion

Change since last week: Down $20 billion

Translation: Bezos is down almost the entire market capitalization of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT), so essentially he lost an entire global hotel chain in seven days. Wednesday’s deep plunge in the Dow didn’t help matters for the world’s richest man.

The latest in HQ2 news: It seems that after a series of news reports stated Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) officials had returned to Chicago for a second visit, we are now…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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