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Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person with a net worth of $130.7 billion in 2020. Bezos is the founder, CEO, and President of the online retail company ‘Amazon’.
He was born on 12 January 1964 in Albuquerque and raised in Houston and later Miami. He was graduated from Princeton University in 1986 with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science and since 2017 he is the richest person in the world. Now its turn to see Facts About Jeff Bezos.
30 Interesting Facts About Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos is not his full name, his full name is Jeffrey Preston Bezos.
Jeff Bezos’s father Mike Bezos is not his biological father but he raised him.
Jeff Bezos and his Ex-wife are the parent of 4 children, in which 3 sons and 1 daughter who is adopted from China.
Jeff Bezos was one of the three passengers in the helicopter which was crashed in west texas after the helicopter tail hit a tree in the year 2003. But he got minor injuries and got discharged from the hospital after one day.
After 25 years of married life, On April 4 Jeff Bezos and his wife divorced after a long period of separation.
According to the “The Everything Store” in 2013, Jeff Bezos was driving a Honda Accord (very cheap car for the world’s richest person) as recently as 2013.
He has a degree in Bachelors Of Science and Engineering in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University.
In his school life, he achieved many awards such as Valedictorian(It is an academic title of success used in US, Canada, etc.), a merit scholar and a silver knight award, and many more.
Jeff Bezos admits that his leadership style is influenced by Warren Buffet, Jamie Dimon, and Dob Iger.
When he was in High School, he worked as a short-order line cook in MacDonalds.
He was offered jobs at many big firms like Intel, Bell Labs, etc. after graduating from Princeton University.
His first job after graduating from Princeton University was at Fitel which was a fintech telecommunication startup.
Jeff Bezos also worked as a product manager in a bank Industry.
Jeff Bezos founded his company “Amazon” in his garage in july 5 – 1994.
An interesting fact about amazon is initially when jeff Bezos founded his company he named it “Cadabra” but after some time he changed his company name to “Amazon” after the name of Amazon river in North America.
Jeff Bezos meets the investor of Amazon for about 6 hours in a whole year which is the most interesting fact about him.
There are various products produced by Amazon such as Amazon Instant Video and Amazon studio, Kindle E-Reader, Amazon Drones, Fire Phone, and Whole Food.
His wealth surpassed $100 billion for the first time on November 24 2017 and later he became the world ‘s wealthiest person.
In sept. 2018 Forbes described him “Far richer than anyone else on the planet” as Amazon became the second company in history to succeed in a market cap of $trillion.
He first included in the list of Billionaire in 1999 with a net worth of $10.1 billion.
Harvard Business. declared Jeff Bezos “Greatest Living CEO”.
Since Jeff Bezos had a keen interest in Space travel and development of human life in the solar system, he founded another company named “Blue Origin” which is a spaceflight startup company.
Jeff Bezos is also the owner of the Washington Post (A major American daily newspaper published in Washington DC) which he bought with $250 million in cash.
Jeff Bezos is one of the first shareholders in GOOGLE and he invested $250000 in the year 1998.
Jeff Bezos recently purchased the costliest property in Los Angeles in a deal that cost $165 million.
Jeff Bezos is one among the foremost popular producer in Hollywood.
Jeff Bezos owns a Gulfstar G6500R private jet which cost arond $65 million.
He always loves to be fit and healthy thats why he workout daily.
In 2019, he announced his philanthropies fund and gave around $97.5 million to help the homeless people of the US.
Jeff Bezos started his first business when he was a teenager.
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