It is well known by now that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post in August for $250 million. What is not such common knowledge, however, is that Bezos had some doubts when Don Graham approached him about a potential sale.
At least that is what he told Charlie Rose during CBS' "60 Minutes" on Sunday. The Amazon CEO said that it was not his intention to purchase the 80 year-family-owned paper.
In fact, the Amazon CEO told Rose that he knew very little about the newspaper business at all and was shocked when Graham came to him regarding the purchase.
"I was very surprised," he recalled. "My first question was, 'Why would I even be a logical buyer? I don’t know anything about the news business.' I said, 'I don’t understand why I would be good at this.'
Interestingly, Bezos told CNN in September that his move to buy the Post was a "personal investment"
Watch the video for the full interview.