Jeff Bezos

Birth Day January 12th, 1964
Birth Place Albuquerque, Preston jorgensen
Age 60 Years Old

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Jeff Bezos Biography

Jeff Bezos is one of the famous American technology entrepreneurs, an investor who is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of an American based electronic commerce and cloud computing company, Amazon. In the year 1994, he founded Amazon. Currently, Amazon is the world's largest online sales company, as well as the world's largest provider of cloud infrastructure services via its Amazon Web Services arm. He was named Person of the year by Time in 1999. “Times” also named his one of the 100 most influential people in the world in their 2018 listing. 

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Jeff Bezos who is the founder and CEO of Amazon, the world's most valuable company, recently announced that he and his wife of 25-years, MacKenzie Bezos, are getting divorced. The divorce could drastically reduce Jeff Bezos' stake in Amazon and open the door for MacKenzie Bezos to become one of its largest shareholders, with new leverage at the company, according to divorce lawyers and corporate governance experts.

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The wealthiest man in the world can't ever be considered down, but Donald Trump is still kicking Jeff Bezos at a low point. The president decided to tweet about the Amazon founder's divorce, throwing in shots at his newspaper The Washington Post for good measure. "So sorry to hear the news about Jeff Bozo being taken down by a competitor whose reporting, I understand, is far more accurate than the reporting in his lobbyist newspaper, the Amazon Washington Post," he wrote. "Hopefully the paper will soon be placed in better & more responsible hands!"

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Famous For

  • Being the founder of Amazon.

Early Life, Family Background, Education, Nationality, Religion, Wikipedia of Jeff

Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen famed as Jeff was born on 12th January 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the United States. His age is 55 as of 2019 and he will be 56 on his next birthday in 2020. His parents are Ted Jorgensen and Jacklyn Gise Jorgensen. He grew up in Houston, Texas. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is White. Information regarding his siblings will be updated soon. His religion is Christian and his horoscope is Sagittarius. 

Talking about his education, he attended River Oaks Elementary School in Houston. His family moved to Miami, Florida, where he attended Miami Palmetto High School. In 1982, He was awarded high school valedictorian, a National Merit Scholar, and a Silver Knight Award. He attended Princeton University, where he graduated in electrical engineering and computer science in 1986. He was the president of the Princeton chapter of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space at Princeton University. He started showing interest in science and technology from his childhood.

How Jeff started Amazon?

  • In 1993, Jeff thought of starting an online bookstore and left his job at D.E. Shaw.
  • Then, he wrote the business plan on a trip from New York to Seattle, where he founded Amazon in his garage on 5 July 1994, with a $300,000 investment from his parents.
  • His company name, Amazon was given after the Amazon River in South America, and it begins with the beginning of the alphabet "A".
  • Initially, the company was formed as an online bookstore, with plans to expand it to other products in the future.
  • In 1998, he expanded the company into the online sale of music and video and a variety of consumer goods.
  • In the year 2002, he launched Amazon Web Services, with the purpose to compile data from weather channels and website traffic.
  • In October 2013, Amazon became the largest online shopping retailer in the world.
  • Following the growth of Alibaba in China, Bezos has expressed his interest in expanding Amazon into India.

Married Life, Affairs and Divorced

Jeff Bezos is a married person. He married Mckenzie Tuttle in the year 1993. They were together in Seattle, where Bezos founded Amazon. The couple has four children. He has three sons and a daughter adopted from China. They announced their intent to divorce in January 2019 and they became friends for the upcoming life. At present, he is rumored to be dating Lauren Sanchez.

Who is MacKenzie Tuttle?

MacKenzie is a novelist, whom Bezos met while he was working at D.E. Shaw in Manhattan in New York. 

Who is Lauren Sanchez?

Lauren Sanchez is an American news anchor, entertainment reporter, pilot, entrepreneur, and media personality.

Net Worth and Salary 

The net worth of the CEO of Amazon as of 2021 is estimated to have $184 Billion. He is currently the second richest person in the world after Elon Musk. According to the Forbes list, Bill Gates is the third richest person in the world, followed by Warren Buffett, Bernard Arnault, and Mark Zuckerburg. His exact salary has not been revealed yet and will be updated soon. Jeff first became a millionaire in 1997 after raising $54 million through Amazon's initial public offering (IPO). He was first included on the Forbes World's Billionaires list in 1999 with a registered net worth of $10.1 billion. His net worth decreased to $6.1 billion a year later, a 40.5% drop. From 2005 to 2007, he quadrupled his net worth to $8.7 billion. After the financial crisis and succeeding economic recession, his net worth would decrease to $6.8 billion-a 17.7% drop. His net worth rose to $30.5 billion in 2014. His net worth was a total of $50.3 billion in 2015. By the time the Forbes list was calculated in March 2016, his net worth was registered at $45.2 billion. His wealth increased by $16.2 billion to $66.5 billion as of October 2016. His net worth surpassed $100 billion for the first time on 24th November 2017, after Amazon's share price increased by more than 2.5%. He was officially designated the wealthiest person in the world with a registered net worth of $112 billion on 6th March 2018. In 2019, Bezos's wealth was reduced by his divorce from his wife MacKenzie Bezos. He then purchased the Warner Estate from David Geffen for $165 million in February 2020, a record price paid for a residence in the Los Angeles area. The previous record high price of $150 million was paid by Lachlan Murdoch. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it was reported that Bezos's fortune had grown by $24 billion, citing a surge in demand from households on lockdown shopping on Amazon. He then pledged $10 billion to combat climate change through the Bezos Earth Fund in February 2020. 

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