Amazon’s Bezos recovering after emergency airlift from cruise ship

January 6, 2014 09:44 AM

An Ecuadorian Navy helicopter airlifted Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos from a cruise ship in the Galapagos Islands and delivered him to his private jet on Baltra Island on New Year’s Day. Bezos reportedly fell ill with a kidney stone attack while vacationing.

Bezos, 49, returned to the United States for treatment. An Amazon spokesman says he’s recovering and required no surgery.

“Galapagos: five stars. Kidney stones: zero stars,” Bezos wrote in an e-mail distributed by a spokesman. is No. 1 in Internet Retailer’s Top 500 Guide.




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