Jeff Bezos is an American Billionaire entrepreneur and investor with an estimated net worth of $93.9 billion. He is best known as the Chairmen, chief executive and the founder of Amazon.com, which is one of the biggest e-commerce websites in the world. He is one of the richest and most influential people in the world.
Biography & Wiki
Jeff Bezos born as Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen in 1964 on 12th January in New Mexico, the USA to Jacklyn Bezos and Ted Jorgensen. Jeff Bezos’s mother was married to Miguel Bezos when he was born. She and Ted had an affair which led to the birth of Jeff Bezos. However, even after knowing the name of his real father, Jeff has continued to use his legal father name.
Jeff Bezos completed his schooling from Miami Palmetto High School and River Oaks Elementary School and Miami Palmetto High School. Later he went to Princeton University to complete his graduation. Jeff Bezos married his long-term girlfriend, Mackenzie Bezos in 1993. The couple has four beautiful children together.
Unlike other billionaires, you will never read a headline saying something against Jeff Bezos. He is very passionate about the welfare of the community and is never seeing making any impulse decisions that could affect the unprivileged section of the society. He rather genuinely promotes charity.
Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com in 1994. Initially, the website was created to sell different type of products and services. But in the past year, the company has also added audio streaming and video streaming to its paid services.
One of the reasons for the popularity of Amazon.com is that it comprises of all types of products, from electronics to cookware to stationary. Just name the service or the product and the website has it for its customers.
He has appeared in movies like ‘Star Trek Beyond’.
Jeff Bezos is also an active philanthropist and can be seen making huge donations for charity. In 2012, he donated over $2.5 million for Same-Sex Marriage referendum. He also funds several research foundations like ‘Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’ etc.
Jeff Bezos has funded and invested in various companies like ‘Kongregate’, ‘MakerBot Industries’, ‘Lookout’, ‘MFG.com’, ‘Pelago’, ‘Nextdoor’, ‘Airbnb’, ‘D-Wave Systems’, ‘Juno Therapeutics’, ‘Linden Lab’, ‘Aviary’, ‘Behance’, and ‘Domo’ etc. He was also amongst the first investors of Google shares. He invested $250,000 in the company which expanded to 3.3 million instantly and today they cost over $3.1 Billion.
Awards & Achievements
Jeff Bezos has been included in the richest people list launched by every magazine. In 1999 he was titled as the ‘Person of the Year’ by the Time Magazine. In 2012, fortune declared him as the ‘Businessperson of the Year’. In 2015 he was also awarded ‘Heinlein Prize for Advances in Space Commercialization’.
Net Worth of Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos has an estimated net worth of over $93.9 Billion as of 2017-2018. He has fueled most of his fortune through his Billion dollar company and share investments like Google mentioned above. He also makes millions by funding small startups which help him generate an extensive amount of revenue.
Jeff Bezos is one of the most influential people in the world. He is also one of the richest people in the world. His smart investments and project plans have helped him in becoming so wealthy. He introduced an e-commerce website when people were not even ready to accept the idea of online shopping in the world. And today he has introduced a Voice assistant for the website ‘Alexa’. He is an example of a smart genius, an idea that helped him in changing his as well as our world.