Bezos blasted for traveling to space while Amazon workers toil on planet Earth

Space-obsessed billionaires come under fire with the Amazon founder declaring the critics ‘largely right’

As Jeff Bezos blasts into space on Tuesday, his voyage has some people asking whether the billionaire’s time, or at least money, might be better spent here on earth.

Bezos, the Amazon founder who has an estimated net worth of $206bn, is taking off from Texas on Tuesday morning on the rocket New Shepard, owned by his company Blue Origin.

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