Viral: They compare Jeff Bezos to a supervillain in a video where he uses robotic hands

Several Internet users compared Bezos to a comic book supervillain in the style of Lex Luthor, Superman's enemy; or Doctor Octopus, the evil character from Spider-Man.

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Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, has become the new "villain" of social networks, after dozens of Internet users shared an old video where the tycoon is seen using robotic hands and noted his resemblance to Lex Luthor , Superman's archenemy.

Although the video was published in 2019, a Twitter user shared it again this week and it has now gone viral with more than seven million views.

Bezos He was filmed controlling a pair of giant, remote-controlled robotic hands, with which he was able to stack glasses, wave, move his fingers and deftly pass a ball from one hand to the other.

After seeing his demonstration, many stated that the richest man in the world looks like a supervillain of thecomics in the style of Lex Luthor, who coincidentally is also bald, a millionaire and owns a mechanized suit; or Doctor Octopus, the evil character ofSpider Man.

"Nothing against Jeff Bezos, but this is the stuff of evil genius villains," wrote the Twitter profile of the user "hardmaru", which generated thousands of reactions to the recording of the tycoon having fun with the mechanical equipment.

Another netizen also wrote: "I keep trying to tell them that guy is Lex Luthor, but they don't want to listen."

Likewise, several Internet users have said that Bezos is Doctor Octopus, known for his powerful mechanical tentacles: "Hey, Mr. Bezos, Dr. Otto Octavius wants his technology back," joked one forum member.

Despite the jokes, some users have taken things more seriously, such as the Twitter user "orange_bike", who launched a strong criticism of the American businessman: "Any possibility that someone can show him technology that allows him to pay his workers a decent wage? Or pay taxes?"

And others, like user Earl Kralik, defended the billionaire: "I know it's just a comic, but it's funny how many people think Bezos has money like that, sitting uselessly doing nothing. His wealth is mostly in productive assets that "They employ people, generate income and contribute to the economy."

Last August, Bezos became the first person in the world to earn $200 billion, according to the Forbes Billionaires List.

The wealth of the American businessman increased by 1.1% in a single day, after a rise in the price of Amazon shares, which reached $3,403.64 in trading. That price represented an increase of 1.8 percent, that is, $60.35 per share.

The market valueonline created by the businessman has grown enormously this year despite the economic recession, thanks to the increase in online shopping during the coronavirus pandemic.

The billionaire has always publicly shown his admiration for hisadoptive father, Miguel Ángel Bezos, a Cuban who married his mother when he was just 4 years old.

Recently, in the statement of the founder of Amazon before the members of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, Bezos stated that theeducation his parents gave him was decisive in their successes.

"The seed money for came primarily from my parents, who invested a large portion of their savings into something they didn't understand. They weren't betting on Amazon or the concept of an online bookstore. They were betting on their son. I told them that "I thought there was a 70 percent chance they would lose their investment, and they did it anyway," he said.

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