Biography of Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos (1964–)
American entrepreneur Jeff Bezos is the founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com and owner of 'The Washington Post.' His successful business ventures have made him one of the richest people in the world.
|Graduated with Electrical Engineering & Computer Science|
|US$204.6 billion (August 26, 2020)|
A key role player in the starting of E-Commerce around the planet, Jeff Bezos is the founder and Best-performing CEO of the world-famous E-commerce website Amazon.com. On January 12, 1964, he was born in a beautiful city of New Mexico, U.S. i.e. Albuquerque.
Who is Jeff Bezos?
Successful Entrepreneur, E-commerce pioneer Jeff Bezos is the founder CEO, and the super-tech man behind the e-commerce company Amazon, also the owner of The Washington Post and founder of the space exploration company Blue Origin. His dynamic and successful business ventures have made him one of the richest people in the world. Bezos was born in 1964 in New Mexico, he had an early love of computers and technology, studied computer science & electrical engineering at Princeton University.
After graduation, he worked for a few years on Wall Street, and in 1990 he became the a youngest senior vice president at the investment company D.E. Shaw.
Education and Early Life of Jeff:
Jeff Bezos was born in 1964 to a teenage mother, Jacklyn Gise Jorgensen, and father, Ted Jorgensen. When Bezos was about to 4 years old, his mother remarried Mike Bezos, a Cuban immigrant. After a decade, Bezos graduated from Princeton University in 1986 with a degree in computer science and electrical engineering.
Bezos showed an early interest and curiosity in how things work, turning his parents' garage into a laboratory and rigging electrical components around his house as a child. He shifted to Miami with his family as a teenager, where he developed a love for computers and graduated valedictorian of his high school. When he was in high school, he started his first business, the Dream Institute, an educational and experimental summer camp for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders.
How Amazon got Started :
Bezos worked for a computer laboratory in 1977. After graduating from his college, Princeton, Bezos found work at several labs and firms on Wall Street, including Fitel, Bankers Trust, and the investment firm D.E. Shaw. In 1990, Bezos became D.E. Shaw's youngest vice president. After a couple of years, Bezos quit his lucrative job to open his dream company Amazon.com, an online bookstore that ultimately became one of the Internet's biggest success stories. That's how Amazon's glorious journey to the sky began.
Net Wealth of Jeff Bezos:
Bezos first became a millionaire in 1997 after raising $50 million through Amazon's initial public offering (IPO). He was first included on the Forbes World's Billionaires list in the year 1999 with a registered net worth of $10.7 billion. Bezos would continue to occasionally surpass Gates throughout the month of October 2017 after Amazon's share price fluctuated. His net worth exceeded the $100 billion for the first time on November 24, 2017.
According to Quartz Publication [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quartz_(publication)], his net worth of $150 billion in July 2018 was sufficient to purchase the entire stock markets of Nigeria, Hungary, Egypt, Luxembourg, and Iran. Isn't it quite impressive? In February 2020, it was reported that Bezos's fortune had grown by $24bn and will raise near to $200 billion.
An interesting incident happened On October 10, 2017, when he made an estimated $6.24 billion in 5 minutes, just a bit less than the annual Gross Domestic Product of Kyrgyzstan.
Awards and Achievements :
In 1982, Jeff won a Silver Knight Award by a Tech Company in New Mexico. Jeff was honored with Person of the Year 1999 by Time Magazine, The Economist gave Bezos an 'Innovation Award' in 2011, Bezos was awarded the Best-performing CEO in the world by Harvard Business Review, in 2014,
Germany's 2018 Axel Springer Award in 2013, Bezos purchased The Washington Post, and in 2017 Amazon acquired Whole Foods. Hope this Biography give you a complete overview of the life-history and achievements of Jeff Bezos and his successful company Amazon.com,
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