Jeffrey Preston Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on January 12, 1964. Today, he is known as the CEO and the founder of the Amazon Company. As a kid, Bezos was passionate by mechanics and, because of that, he decided to attend courses at Princeton University, where he graduated with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science. After having finished his studies in 1986, Bezos pursued a career in computer science on Wall Street.
Jeff Bezos Net Worth - $58 Billion
Birth Name - Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen
Date of birth - January 12, 1964
Zodiac Sign - Capricorn
Birth Place - Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 8″
Profession - Entrepreneur, Businessperson
It was not until 1994 that Amazon was founded. At the present moment, Amazon is probably recognized throughout the world as a reliable and worldwide functioning company of electronic commerce, and, of course, one of the most profitable businesses in this area.
Amazon started as a small internet book selling business, scraped by Bezos in his own apartment. Nevertheless, the company has known a substantial growth during the first months, a shock even for its founder, especially given the growing competition in the electronic book selling area from major libraries. Amazon managed to sustain its position and outgrow them, but this happened only through continuous innovation and improvement.
In 2000, Bezos started investing in a project related to human spaceflight, called Blue Origin. The company aims at building spaceflight vehicles, designed for customers wanting to travel into the outer space. The final goal of the company is that of establishing human settlements in outer space.
In 2012, Jeff Bezos was named by the magazine Forbes businessman of the year, as a result of a substantial increase of Amazon’s market value and the launch of the Amazon Studios, a branch of the large company that focuses on feature films and television shows.
In 2013, Bezos decided to buy The Washington Post, in a personal business transaction that had nothing to do with his other companies. He purchased the newspaper with the sum of 250 million dollars from the Graham family that had led the newspaper since 1933. Bezos did not, however, attempt any radical changes in the management of the newspaper.
Jeffrey Bezos is also involved in numerous other projects connected to its two companies, but also in various charity, environmental, scientific and cultural non-profit projects such as: Bezos Family Foundation (centered on the education of children who do not afford it), Bezos Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics at Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Bezos Center for Innovation at the Seattle Museum of History and Industry, etc.
Jeff Bezos net worth was approximated in 2015 at 58 billion dollars, a figure to be expected, since he is a prominent personality in business and science projects, and the Amazon Company is continuously expanding.