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Thousands Sign Petition Demanding Jeff Bezos Buys And Eats The Mona Lisa

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Thousands Sign Petition Demanding Jeff Bezos Buys And Eats The Mona Lisa

A petition calling on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to buy and eat the Mona Lisa has picked up thousands of signatures.

Yep - 3,459 people want to see Bezos purchase the iconic Leonardo da Vinci piece and then chow down on it at the time of writing.

Although it was launched last year, the petition has only recently started gathering it steam.

It reads: "Nobody has eaten the Mona Lisa and we feel Jeff Bezos needs to take a stand and make this happen."

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Fair enough.

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The painting is owned by the French Government and is on display at the Louvre in Paris.

The painting has no official value estimate, but last year French tech boss Stephane Distinguin suggested the country could flog it for €50 billion (£42bn) to help out with costs caused by the pandemic.

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However, an art expert told artnet.com that the valuation was far too high, pointing out that da Vinci's other works had sold for hundreds of millions - not tens of billions.

Either way, Bezos could comfortably afford it, if he fancied snacking on one of the most famous works of art in existence.

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According to Forbes, Bezos has a net worth just shy of $200 billion (£140bn) and he's no stranger to splashing out on the odd extravagance.

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He's previously bought himself one of the fastest commercial jets in the world - a Gulfstream G-650ER - for $65 million (£46m) and also invested $42 million (£29m) in a massive clock that ticks once a year and is designed to last for 10,000 years.

Tweeting about the clock in 2018, Bezos said it was a 'symbol for long-term thinking'.

The 500ft tall clock is 'powered by day/night thermal cycles, synchronized at solar noon'.

Back in February, Bezos announced he would be stepping down as CEO - meaning he'll likely have more time for hobbies, such as eating artworks.

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Bezos said he would be moving down to executive chair and handing over the reigns to Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Andy Jassy.

In a letter to his employees he said: "In the Exec Chair role, I intend to focus my energies and attention on new products and early initiatives.

"Andy is well known inside the company and has been at Amazon almost as long as I have.

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"He will be an outstanding leader, and he has my full confidence."

You can sign the petition here.

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Topics: jeff bezos, Weird

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