Jeff Bezos Gets Mocked Online Over Thanking Amazon Employees for Funding His Space Trip

On Tuesday, the Amazon founder made a short journey into space aboard the rocket ship New Shepard manufactured by his company Blue Origin. Bezos was accompanied by his brother Mark as well as female aviator Wally Funk, 82 and Oliver Daemen, 18, who became the oldest and the youngest person to fly into space respectively.

Jeff Bezos has become the latest billionaire to reach the edge of space. Yet, instead of praise for attempting to simplify space travel, the world’s richest person was mocked online for the comment he made upon returning to Earth. During a news conference Bezos thanked Amazon employees and customers for funding his space voyage.

“I want thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer because you guys paid for all this. So seriously, for every Amazon customer out there, and every Amazon employee, thank you from the bottom of my heart, very much. It’s very appreciated”, he said.

His comment was first roasted by the US media, which noted that the $28 million ticket to space aboard the New Shepard rocket could have been spent on much important issues, before social media users began ridiculing him.