Amazon.com (AMZN) will issue up to $16 billion in debt to fund its pending acquisition of Whole Foods Market (WFM) . With that kind of chump change, Amazon could have wiped out some of its struggling bricks-and-mortar retail competitors once and for all.
Jeff Bezos would even be left with more than $3.73 billion in change to pick a next target...or go to brunch over 400 million times.
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Editors' Pick: Originally published on August 15, 2017.