Entrepreneur and e-commerce pioneer Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon, the e-commerce company. He is also the owner of The Washington Post and the space exploration company Blue Origin. Jeff Bezos was born on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico and since childhood, he has taken a liking to computers that paved the way for the person he has become.
Jeff Bezos Basic Information
|Name||Jeff Preston Bezos|
|Alma Mater||Princeton University|
|Occupation||Businessman, Investor, Computer Engineer|
|Net Worth||US $160 billion|
|Birth Place||Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S|
Jeff Bezos Family and Personal Details
|Parents||Jacklyn Gise Jorgensen Ted Jorgensen|
|Spouse (s)||MacKenzie Tuttle (m. 1993, div. 2019)|
Jeff Bezos Company Profile
|Industry||E-commerce, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, consumer electronics, digital distribution, self-driving cars|
|Founded in||July 5, 1994|
Some lesser known facts about Jeff Bezos
- Jeff Bezos started his first business – the Dream Institute, when he was in high school, which was an educational summer camp for school kids.
- In 1990, he became D.E. Shaw’s youngest vice president and despite his successful career in finance, he decided to take risks and foray into e-commerce which was at a nascent stage back then.
- Amazon was first launched in 1995 as a website that only sold books.
- Though Amazon is a huge success today, Bezos had numerous failures along the way. Some of these include fire phone, amazon local, amazon wallet, music importer, etc. However, the entrepreneur says that his other experiments that have succeeded such as amazon prime, amazon kindle and other have paid for the failures.