Jeff Bezos' trip to space under fire for 'out of this world greed' after he thanks Amazon staff

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's four-minute flight to space is under fire after he thanked his workers and customers for his wealth.

Following his quick trip to space, Bezos returned to Earth and credited his staff and customers with making the trip possible.

"I also want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer, because you guys paid for all of this." 

But his thanks fell on deaf ears, with Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accusing Bezos of exploiting staff to pay for the flight.

"Yes, Amazon workers did pay for this, with lower wages, union-busting, a frenzied and inhumane workplace," she wrote in a tweet. 

Many Amazon employees agreed with Ocasio-Cortez, weighing in on the outrage on Twitter.

"Pissing in a bottle so that my boss can fly in a dick-shaped rocket," said one.

"I'm so angry that my boss thinks going into space is more important than the people who got him there. Jeff Bezos lives on another planet and his greed is literally out of this world," wrote another.

Bezos became the wealthiest man to enter space on Wednesday, spending four minutes on its outer edge of space before returning to Earth.

The Amazon founder was joined by his brother Mark Bezos, pilot Wally Funk, and college graduate Oliver Daeman. 

The short trip took less than 30 minutes.