Who is Jeff Bezos ?
# Jeffrey Preston Jorgesen, widely known as Jeff Bezos was born in January 12, 1964.
# Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is one of the major founders of the modern tech-led era, mostly in the online shopping field due to his founding of Amazon.com.
# Bezos primarily is considered as an entrepreneur in the technology field but he has also expanded to magazines and space travel with his holding company Bezos Expeditions.
# Jeff Bezos is one of the richest men on the Earth.
# As per Forbes Magazine in August of 2016, the net worth of Bezos has spiked to $66.7 billion surpassing Mark Zuckerberg and coming second to Bill Gates.
# Jeff Jorgensen turned into Jeff Bezon when his mother Jacklyn married Cubam immigrant Miguel / Mike Bezos when Jeff was four.
# Bezos was drawn in mechanics of things and technology from an early age since he started to use the garage as his laboratory for rigging things.
# When the Bezos’ moved to Miami, Jeff studied at Palmetto Senior High School and graduated as a valedictorian and a National Merit Scholar.
# Fond of computer and technology, Bezos studied computer science and electrical engineering in Princeton University and graduated summa cum laude in 1986.
# Bezos had the started working at investment firm D.E. Shaw on the Wall Street and met Mackenzie who later became his wife.
# He had been doing well in the firm when Bezos came up with the business plan for Amazon.com in his drive between Seattle and New York in 1994.
# In his garage, Bezos and his employees developed software for Amazon and opened the site after its beta test in July 16, 1995.
# Amazon was firstly envisioned to be online bookseller to compete with physical stores as Barnes & Noble and in the first two months Amazon.com was selling books approximating $20000 a week.
# Going to IPO in 1997, Amazon.com diversified into video, clothes, electronics and other things through partnerships and expanded rapidly even after the dot com bubble burst. Under Bezos, Amazon.com launched Amazon Instant Video, Kindle etc.
# Diversifying into other sectors Bezos also started a startup Blue Origin in 2000.
# Blue Origin is a spaceship company founded to promote space tourism and make space travel accessible to peole. Bezos had always dreamt of opening hotels in the space and Blue Origin is his response to that.
# In August 5, 2013 Bezos acquired the Washington Post Co. for $250 million. Bezos iterated that there would be changes in the management style, the operations and focused on invention and experimentation while addressing the employees.
# In the same year, Amazon Prime was announced and it is taking shape as of today.
# Bezos was also one of the first investors in Google. He has investments in projects like Airbnb, Aviary, Business Insider, Twitter, Uber etc.
# Being criticized as a cynic to philanthropy and compared to Steve Jobs in that aspect, however Bezos has had some philanthropic activities in his belt.
# Bezos Family Foundation is a charity for education and had donated to cancer research.
# Amazon Smile provided 0.5% charity on some selected items.
# Bezos and Mackenzie donated 205 million dollars to support Referendum 74 for the same sex marriage in Washington which was passed.
# In 1999, Bezos was named as the Person of the Year by Time magazine.
# In 2012, he was declared the Business person of the Year by Fortune magazine.
# Bezos is currently the 2nd richest man in the world as per Forbes magazine due to the increase in the share prices of Amazon.com.
Who is Jeff Bezos Dating ?
# Bezos remains happily married with Mackenzie Bezos who tied the knot in 1993.
# They have four children, three sons and an adopted daughter from China.
- Birthday: January 12, 1964 (age 54 years)
- Birth Name: Jeffrey Preston Jorgesen
- Famous As: Jeff Bezos
- Birth Place: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
- Height: 1.71 m
- Net worth: 119.4 billion USD (2018) Forbes
- Spouse: MacKenzie Bezos (m. 1993)
- Movies: Star Trek Beyond