The investment banking world is buzzing that the controversial chief executive of Amazon.com and owner of the Washington Post, Jeff Bezos, is sniffing around on a potential purchase of one of AT&T’s most valued assets, the Cable News Network, bankers tell FOX Business.
A person close to Bezos says as of now there is no real interest. “There has been zero talk on this,” according to the source.
FOX Business has not been able to confirm whether Bezos has had even informal talks on the deal or whether the speculation is simply a product of investment banker chatter which is often a catalyst for deal making even before talks commence. That holds especially true when deal making speculation swirls about someone of Bezos’s caliber — the world’s richest man with a net worth of $200 billion per Forbes.
But people who follow AT&T’s 2016 purchase (the…