/// How to Spend $25 Billion the Jeff Bezos Way: Newspapers, Rockets and 3-D Printers
While media and tech circles are still digesting news of Jeff Bezos’s $250 million purchase of the Washington Post , the Amazon founder and CEO has been spreading his gilded wings outside of Amazon for several years. With a reported net worth of $25.2 billion , Bezos has some pocket change at his disposal. And he has used some of it to fund Bezos Expeditions , his private investment firm. It’s the investment vehicle through which Bezos has funded the recovery of engines from Apollo 11 . But it has also been how he has placed bets on promising startups in a variety of industries. The firm’s investments have included bets on big-name disruptors, such as Twitter, Uber, Airbnb and Makerbot, as well as a cash infusion in digital media company Business Insider . Among Bezos Expeditions’ less sexy investments: MFG.com, an online exchange for manufacturers and suppliers; Domo, a business intelligence software startup from Omniture co-founder Josh James; and Qliance, a medical clinic startup. If Bezos ends up breathing new life — and growth — into the Washington Post, it may be the most impressive of them all.