Jeff Bezos (Jeffrey Preston Bezos), the founder of online retail Gaint Amazon and the world’s richest man, was born on January 12, 1962, in Albuquerque, Mexico. With a net worth of about $200 billion as of August 2021, he is the richest person in the world.
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The founder of the world-famous online retail giant, Amazon, is at the top of the list of richest people in the world. His wealth kept rise and fall for the few last years, but finally, Bezos jumped at first place after dethroning Bill Gates from the top position of the world’s richest people.
It is very important to present a complete story of his early life and his career before Amazon since there have been a lot of talks recently about Jeff Bezos.
Jeff Bezos Early Life:
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Jeff Bezos Career:
What was Jeff Bezos doing before Amazon?
As a teenager, Jeff Bezos got his first job at a McDonald’s restaurant, where he was a fry cook. His salary was less than $3 per hour. After graduating from Princeton University, he worked at Fitel, an international trade start-up. (Britannica Encyclopedia).
In 1988, Bezos joined Bankers Trust Company, New York, leading the development of computer systems that helped manage more than $250 billion in assets and becoming their youngest vice president in February 1990.
Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com
In 1994, Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com as an online store for second-hand/used books. Though Jeff Bezos was a computer science graduate yet he didn’t code the Amazon e-commerce web himself. Jeff Bezos had a hand in developing the website, but he did not do it all by himself. The very first person to work at Amazon, other than Bezos himself, was Shel Kaphan. Shel moved from Santa Cruz to Seattle before Amazon was even registered as a business and some people like to argue the Shel is a forgotten founder.
Amazon.com was a great success from the very beginning. The inventory grew rapidly and in 1998 Jeff made the Forbes 400 list.
Jeff Bezos marriage with MacKenzie Scott
Scott was married to Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, from 1993 to 2019. She met him while working as his assistant at D. E. Shaw in 1992; after three months of dating in New York they married and moved to Seattle, Washington, in 1994. They have four children: three sons and one daughter. Their daughter is adopted from China. (wikipedia.com)
Jeff Bezos became the richest person on earth
As of 2021, Jeff Bezos is the richest person on Earth, with his personal fortune eclipsing the wealth amassed by Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and legendary investor Warren Buffett.123 Bezos is atop the Forbes’ 2021 400 Richest in America list with a net worth of $177 billion. (investopedia.com)