Jeffrey Preston Bezos aka Jeff Bezos is an entrepreneur, business tycoon, investor, computer engineer, and commercial astronaut who hails from the United States. He founded Amazon and served as its president and CEO before becoming executive chairman. He founded the space exploration firm Blue Origin and is the owner of The Washington Post. He is among the world’s wealthiest people as a result of his prosperous business endeavors.
Jeff is the second wealthiest person in the world with a net worth of $146 billion and was the richest person in the world from 2017 to 2021 according to Forbes. With a recorded net worth of $112 billion as of March 6, 2018, Bezos was named the richest person in the world. Bill Gates ($90 billion), who was $6 billion ahead of third-placed Warren Buffett ($84 billion), was deposed by him.
Jeff Bezos Biography And Net Worth:
|Net Worth $146 Billion|
|Full Name Jeffrey Preston Bezos|
|Birth Date January 12, 1964|
|Age 58 years|
|Birth Place Albuquerque, New Mexico, US|
|Profession Businessman, Investor, and Philanthropist|
|Girlfriend Lauren Sanchez|
Jeff Bezos Early Life
On January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico Jeffrey Preston Bezos aka Jeff Bezos was born. Bezos showed engineering capabilities and a keen interest in science; once, he even made an electronic alarm to keep his younger siblings out of his room. Bezos participated in the University of Florida’s Student Science Training Program. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) in electrical engineering and computer science in 1986 from Princeton University, where he also graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA.
Jeff Bezos Career
After receiving his degree, he worked for a number of Wall Street companies, including Fitel Bankers Trust and the investment company D.E. Shaw.
He began working with D. E. Shaw & Co. in 1990. He was elected vice president at an early age. He had a very profitable career in finance, but he gave it up after four years.
He established the online bookstore Amazon.com in 1995. Market analysts were initially dubious about its success compared to conventional stores, but it quickly outperformed them. The business went public in 1997. It began selling CDs and films in 1998, and in 2002 it added clothing to its inventory.
A commercial search engine specifically targeted toward e-commerce websites was created by Amazon in 2003. Additio
nally, he opened an online athletic goods shop with up to 3,000 distinct brands. In order to make reading easier, Amazon released the Kindle in 2007, a portable electronic reading device that uses E-Ink to display text with changeable font size.
Bezos unveiled the Kindle Fire, a little tablet computer with a color touch screen, to compete with the Apple iPad. Amazon intends to offer TV shows via an online streaming service.
The Graham family’s four-generation rule came to an end when he paid $250 million in cash on August 5, 2013, for The Washington Post and other newspapers connected to The Washington Post Co.
Jeff Bezos Family
Jeff was born to Jacklyn and Theodore Jorgensen. He was born while his father was 19 years old and his mother was a high school student. Jacklyn attended night school while taking Jeffrey along as a baby after graduating from high school despite difficult circumstances. His mother wed Miguel “Mike” Bezos, a Cuban immigrant, in April 1968 following his parents’ divorce. A few times after the nuptials, Mike adopted Jeffrey, a four-year-old, and had his last name legally changed from Jorgensen to Bezos. Jeff has two siblings, Christina Bezos and Mark Bezos.
Jeff Bezos Girlfriend
In 1993, Jeff Bezos wed MacKenzie Tuttle, and they have four kids together. Bezos and MacKenzie declared their intention to get a divorce on January 9, 2019. As a result of the divorce, she acquired around $35 billion in Amazon shares, making her one of the third richest women in the world.
According to rumors, Lauren Sanchez, a former news anchor, TV show host, and helicopter pilot, is dating Amazon.com’s founder.
Jeff Bezos Net Worth
According to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index and Forbes, Bezos had a net worth of over US$146 billion as of 2022 making him the second wealthiest person in the world. As the first billionaire on the Forbes wealth index, Bezos earned the title of “richest man in modern history” in July 2018 when his net worth surpassed $150 billion. He had a net worth of more than $200 billion in August 2020, according to Forbes.
How Jeff Bezos spends his money
His Medina residence is thought to be worth $25 million. According to Wealth-X, Bezos’ three interconnected apartments in Manhattan’s Century skyscraper on Central Park West are worth at least $17 million.
Through his holding company, Poplar Glen, he is the proud owner of a top-of-the-line, $65 million private jet, the 2015 Gulfstream G-650ER. Businesses like Basecamp, Juno Therapeutics, Workday, and Twitter have received investment from Bezos Expeditions.
According to Wealth-X, Bezos’ share in Bezos Expeditions is worth at least $880 million. According to The New York Times, Bezos donated $35 million to Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in 2017. Additionally, Bezos gave the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press $1 million.