Jeff Bezos won acclaim by putting the Washington Post back on solid financial footing, but now he\u2019s seeing the downside of media moguldom - when your newspaper goes after powerful interests, those powerful interests go straight for the owner. \u201cThere are a lot of reasons to buy or not to buy a newspaper,\u201d said Newsonomics media analyst Ken Doctor. \u201cI don\u2019t think people will be more weary just because they have a target on their back.\u201d There\u2019s no one close of course to having Bezos\u2019s profile in terms of wealth. He has a net worth of $133.9 billion. He paid $250 million for the Post in 2013 - one of several of the super-rich who bought traditional media companies, in financial peril as ad dollars flowed in the billions to digital companies, especially Google and Facebook. The founder of Salesforce.com paid $190 million in cash for Time magazine last year. Marc Benioff is worth $6.8 billion. Biotechnology billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, bought the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune and Spanish-language Hoy Los Angeles in Feb. 2018. His private investment firm, Nant Capital, paid $500 million plus $90 million in pension liabilities. Soon-Shiong is worth $8 billion. John Henry, owner of the Boston Red Sox, bought the Boston Globe in 2013 for $70 million in cash. It now has the highest number of digital subscribers outside of what are considered the four national papers: the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and U.S.A. Today, according to Doctor. Some powerful people, President Trump being one of them, covered closely by the Post as well as every other media outlet, see Bezos as their enemy. Ownership of a media company is, to use Bezos\u2019s word, a \u201ccomplexifier.\u201d He wrote in a blog post Thursday, \u201cI do not at all regret my investment. My stewardship of The Post and my support of its mission, which will remain unswerving, is something I will be most proud of when I\u2019m 90 and reviewing my life, if I\u2019m lucky enough to live that long, regardless of any complexities it creates for me.\u201d But many issues of media ownership are not confined to to-the-rescue billionaires, even if they have generally higher profiles. \u201cWhen you\u2019re a media owner, you\u2019re going to find someone who\u2019s trying to influence you,\u201d said Rick Edmonds, a media analyst at Poynter.