Kindle Owner Jeff Bezos Airlifted off of Cruise Ship in Galapagos Islands

ByBill Belew

Kindle Owner Jeff Bezos Airlifted off of Cruise Ship in Galapagos Islands

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In my ever evolving check list of things to take / not take with me on my cruise ship speaking gig one thing I NEVER forget is my Kindle reader.

I always take my Kindle with me ON cruise ship lecture gigs.

It struct me as somewhat ironic that the owner of the Kindle, Jeff Bezos, was taken OFF a cruise ship.

Speaking of evolving, he was in the Galapagos Islands when he had to be emergency evacuated.  Reason: Kidney stone removal.

What a way to spend the first day of the New Year, eh?

I was on a cruise ship at the time in the Gulf of Mexico, on my way back from Cozumel.

Celebrity invited me to speak on Social Media. My wife, daughter and in-laws were along for the ride.

Bezos is worth $25+ billion. Which begs the question, “Why doesn’t he buy his own cruise ship?” He could fly people on and off the ships with those little pilotless copters he is thinking of. Or maybe he could have captain-less ships.

He was helicoptered to Santa Cruz port, took a short flight to Baltra Island where he got on his private jet which was waiting to take the 49-year old to the US for treatment. Now we see the $25 billion.

Who said cruising couldn’t be exciting, eh?

How about you? Want to speak on a cruise ship? Maybe Bezos will be in the audience. Maybe you know emergency evacuation procedures. That’d be a great topic.


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Bill Belew, PhD, MFA, MSc also has a very interesting career. Bill spent a half dozen years in the US Navy climbing the enlisted ranks and making the jump to Lieutenant where he served as a Surface Warfare, Communications and Intelligence Officer. While aboard ship, in the Navy, he sailed enough nautical miles to circumnavigate the globeAfter his military time, Bill spent nearly 20 years in the Far East – Japan, China, Russia and India where he taught university and created and grew his own language school throughout Japan and Far East Russia.Bill speaks to audiences of all size, countless times yearly. He has a network of 4000+ individuals who follow him in the Silicon Valley Bay Area to learn about Social Media/inbound/content marketing. He is a weekly guest on the Social Network Station broadcast to 90+ countries from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.More than 75,000,000 people have viewed over 125,000,000 pages in his network of sites.Bill is represented by 4 cruise ship agencies that send him, literally, anywhere and everywhere in the world, and is a principal of

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