Jeffrey Preston Bezos popularly known as Jeff Bezos is a famous American business leader, technology entrepreneur, investor, computer programmer and a philanthropist.
He is currently the richest man in the world with an estimated Net Worth of $132.9 B . He surpassed Bill Gates in 2018 and emerged as the richest man in the world according to Forbes 2018 list of world richest billionaires. According to Forbes, Amazon’s chief Jeff Bezos is the first person to top $100 billion as number one on the Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires. He owns 16% of e-commerce colossus Amazon, which he founded in a garage in Seattle in 1994.
Bezos attended Princeton and worked at a hedge fund before quitting to sell books online. His other passion is space travel: His aerospace company, Blue Origin, is developing a reusable rocket that Bezos says will carry passengers. Bezos purchased The Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million.
He is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Amazon, the world’s largest online shopping retailer and ecommerce online store. He was born on 12th January 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the United States of America to a teenage mother, named Jacklyn Gise Jorgensen and his biological father, named Ted Jorgensen. He is currently 54 years old.
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When Jeff Bezos was 4 years old his mother divorced his biological father, Ted Jorgensen and got re-married to Cuban immigrant Mike Bezos. Jeff Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and raised in Houston, Texas in the United States of America. His biological father Ted Jorgensen is a bike shop owner and a native of Chicago in the United States of America.
At the time of Jeff Bezos birth, his mother Jacklyn was a 17 years old high school student. After his mother Jacklyn divorced his biological father Ted, his mother Jacklyn got married to Miguel “Mike” Bezos, a Cuban immigrant in April 1968.
Shortly after the wedding, Mike Bezos adopted four -year-old Jeff Bezos, whose surname was then changed from Jorgensen to Bezos. The family moved to Houston, where Mike Bezos worked as an engineer for Exxon after he received a degree from the University of New Mexico.
Jeff Bezos attended River Oaks Elementary School in Houston Texas in the United States of America from fourth to sixth grade. He often displayed scientific interests and technological proficiency.
He once rigged an electric alarm to keep his younger siblings out of his room. The family moved to Miami in Florida in the United States of America, where he attended Miami Palmetto High School. While in high school, Jeff Bezos worked for McDonald as a short-order line cook during the breakfast shift.
He attended the Student Science Training Program at the University of Florida where he received Silver Knight Award in 1982. He was the high school Valedictorian and National Merit Scholar. In 1986, Jeff Bezos graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University in the United States of America with a 4.2 grade point average.
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While at Princeton University, Jeff Bezos was also elected to Tau Beta Pi and was the president of the Princeton chapter of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. He worked on Wall Street in a variety of related fields from 1986 to early 1994.
He founded Amazon in late 1994 on a cross-country road trip from New York City to Seattle. The company began as an online bookstore and has expanded to a variety of products and services, including video and audio streaming. It is currently the world’s largest Internet sales online company, as well as the world’s largest provider of cloud infrastructure services via its Amazon Web Services arm.
In 1993, he got married to his wife MacKenzie Bezos and the marriage is blessed with three lovely children. Jeff Bezos added to his business interests when he founded aerospace company “Blue Origin” in 2000. Blue Origin started test flights to space in 2015 and has plans to begin commercial suborbital human spaceflight in 2018.
On 27th July 2017, Jeff Bezos became the world’s wealthiest person on the planet when his estimated net worth increased to just over $90 billion. His wealth surpassed $100 billion for the first time on 24thNovember 2017, after Amazon’s share price increased by more than 2.5%.
He was formally designated the wealthiest person in the world on 6th March 2018, with a registered net worth of $130.7 billion by Forbes, becoming the first centi-billionaire. He surpassed Bill Gates who has held onto the titled for over 30 years. He created history by becoming the new world richest man on the planet.
Jeff Bezos is currently the richest and most influential man in the world with an estimated net worth of $130.7 billion.