Jeff Bezos Bio
Jeff Bezos is 54 years old American technology entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist by occupation. He is well known for founding Amazon, the world’s famous internet retailer that specifically deals with online shopping worldwide and Blue Origin, an aerospace company. He is currently serving as CEO of Amazon and is awarded with the title of being the wealthiest person in the world by Forbes on 6th March, 2018 with net worth of $112 billion that has increased up to $150 billion in July 2018.
Jeff Bezos was born on 12th January, 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States as Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen to Jacklyn Gise Jorgensen and Ted Jorgensen. Her mother was a high school student at the time of his birth whereas father was a bike shop owner. Both his parents got separated and her mother moved up in another marriage with immigrant Miguel “Mike” Bezos. He was raised by his step-father and mother in Houston, Texas where he attended River Oaks Elementary School up to sixth grade. The family got shifted to Miami where he attended Miami Palmetto High School and Student Science Training Program at the University of Florida. He completed his graduation from Princeton University in electrical engineering and computer science.
After receiving his bachelor degree from Princeton University in 1987 he opted for the job at Fitel, a financial telecommunication start-up. He worked on Wall Street and in 1990 he turned out to be the youngest senior vice president at the investment firm D.E. Shaw. In 1994, he came up with a plan to open Amazon.com. Originally, the company made its start as online bookstore and shortly gained importance turning into giant in market retaining its second position all around the world after Alibaba Group. The company was formed initially with name Cadabra, Inc. that was changed to Amazon.com in 1995 planning out to outline the map of store as biggest bookstore in the world. Jeff further expanded the business including various products in demand that can be easily sold out online like computer hardware, software, videos and compact discs. In 2006, they launched its video Amazon Unbox on TiVo and in 2007 launched Kindle, a handheld digital book reader. This was also the year of his investment in Blue Origin, a Seattle-based aerospace company. In 2013, he came to limelight by purchasing The Washington Post with its parent company and launching its experimental initiative, Amazon Prime Air. He also did a cameo by playing as an alien in Star Trek Beyond in 2016. At present, he is the wealthiest person with net worth over $150 billion surpassing Bill Gates.
He got married to MacKenzie Tuttle in 1993. He is father of four children; three sons and one daughter adopted from China.
It is estimated to be around US$125.8 billion.