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Jeff Bezos: The Terminator

Jeff Bezos: The Terminator, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and CEO Jeff Bezos have recieved a lot of headlines recently after the company announced an acquisition of Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) in June. This week, Bezos is getting a bit more attention on Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR), but not for his business savvy--for his fashion sense.

Bezos was photographed at the Allen & Company conference in Sun Valley this week looking more like an action star than a business executive. The picture below inspired a number of Bezos fans to weigh in on the billionaire’s style and physique this week.

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With Amazon stock up another 33.5 percent in 2017, Bezos has earned the right to dress any way he’d like. In fact, as of late May, Bezos was within a measly $5 billion or so of surpassing Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) co-founder Bill Gates as the richest person in the world. With a net worth of more than $82 billion, Bezos should have no problem enduring a few good-natured jabs at his fashion sense.

Here’s a look at what people had to say.

Some tweeters thought Bezos looked particularly Hollywood-esque.

Some noted that Bezos has definitely been hitting the gym.

At age 53, some Twitter users suggested that Bezos may have borrowed a page out of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” Hooli CEO Gavin Belson’s book on maintaining a youthful appearance.

Others speculated that Bezos was serving as a living advertisement for Whole Foods nutritional products.

Finally, one tweeter suggested there as a simple explanation for Bezos' unconventional appearance at the conference.

Image credit: Steve Jurvetson, Flickr

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