Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos urged to ‘buy Mona Lisa and eat it’ in bizarre petition

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 19, 2018 Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos provides the keynote address at the Air Force Association

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A petition urging Amazon billionaire and world’s richest man Jeff Bezos to purchase and eat the Mona Lisa is gathering tempo.

Within the bizarre attraction on, the Amazon CEO is inspired to purchase the world-famous Leonardo da Vinci portray and munch it as a result of “no person has eaten the mona lisa and we really feel jeff bezos wants to take a stand and make this occur.”

After a gradual begin when it was launched final yr, the petition has attracted greater than 500 signatures in latest days, taking its whole to 655.

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“gobble da lisa,” one wrote, whereas one other joked, “I really feel like that is one thing society wants… Jeff, we want you to make this sacrifice for society.”

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is not any stranger to lavish spending

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The priceless paintings is owned by the French authorities and is on everlasting show on the Louvre in Paris.

The weird plea comes after Bezos, not too long ago named the world’s richest man, introduced he was planning an 11-minute journey to area as a part of his firm Blue Origin’s first crewed flight subsequent month.

Bids to be part of Bezos on his brief mission have been pouring in this week, with the very best a whopping $2.8billion (£1.4bn), CNBC reviews.

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The Mona Lisa, painted portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo. A half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci. Acclaimed as "the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world. Oil on canvas. circa 1503-1506. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
French tech businessman claimed the Mona Lisa might be price £43bn

The bidding is believed to have ended yesterday, Thursday.

Bezos is not any stranger to lavish spending, having purchased a 418-foot yacht for $500million (£353m), transformed 4 luxurious New York Metropolis flats right into a 23,000 square-foot penthouse for round $96m (£68m), and investing $1bn (£706m) a yr into Blue Origin, in accordance to the New York Submit.

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - MAY 01: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos speaks during Genius Gala 4.0 at Liberty Science Center on May 1, 2015 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Bezos is making ready to fly into area subsequent month on the world’s first passenger mission into orbit

Requires France to promote the masterpiece to repay a few of its mounting debt have elevated in latest years. These embrace tech entrepreneur Stephane Distinguin, who claimed the authorities might make €50bn (£43bn) to assist the nation although the Covid-19 pandemic.

However specialists mentioned the Mona Lisa was price a lot much less as a result of different da Vinci items have offered for a whole lot of thousands and thousands.

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