The Country That Wants to ‘Be Average’ vs. Jeff Bezos and His $500 Million Yacht

The Country That Wants to ‘Be Average’ vs. Jeff Bezos and His $500 Million Yacht

Summary : ” One recent afternoon, Mr. Lewis was standing near the Hef, as the Koningshaven Bridge is affectionately known, and explaining the anger that Mr. Bezos and Oceanco, the maker of the three-masted, $500 million schooner, inspired after making what may have sounded like a fairly benign request. The first problem was the astounding wealth of Mr. Bezos. It didn’t help that Dutch critics of Mr. Bezos believe that employees at Amazon are underpaid, which, given his fortune, strikes them as not just grotesquely unfair but immoral. “He doesn’t pay his taxes,” is a common refrain in this city, and it doesn’t mean that Mr. Bezos is considered a tax cheat.

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