Jeff Bezos Was Rescued By Ecuadorian Navy So He Could Pass Kidney Stone

Being insanely rich: it really must be nice. Today, various reports stated that Amazon founder and Washington Post purchaser Jeff Bezos was shepherded between islands in the Galapagos by the Ecuardorian navy so he could receive treatment for a kidney stone on New Year's Day.

Bezos was on a cruise ship off Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos when he was retrieved by a helicopter and taken to his private jet on Baltra Island, which is also in the Galapagos. From there he flew to the U.S. to receive "emergency treatment." There's been no word if Charlie Rose was waiting holding a bedpan.

If you can't immediately get a country's navy on the phone, it's not recommended that you contract a kidney stone on a remote island.

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