Jeff Bezos

Real Name

Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen

DOB

12 January 1964

Birth Place

Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.

Profession

Technology and Retail Entrepreneur, Investor, and Philanthropist

Nickname

Jeff

Height

in centimeters- 173 cm

in meters- 1.73 m

in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”

Weight

in Kilograms- 75 kg

in Pounds- 165 lbs

Eye Color

Light Brown

Hair Color

White (Semi-Bald)

Hobbies

Playing Golf and Tennis

Companies

Amazon, The Washington Post, Blue Origin.

Net worth

$90 billion (as in 2017)

 Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American technology and retail entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder of one of the biggest E-Shopping giant “Amazon”. He founded Amazon in 1994. Amazon.com is currently the world’s largest Internet sales company on the World Wide Web, as well as the world’s largest provider of cloud infrastructure services, through its Amazon Web Services arm. He is also the founder of “Blue Origin”, a human spaceflight company in 2000. He also purchased “The Washington Post” on 3 Aug 2013 for $250 Million in cash. Bezos was named World’s Worst Boss by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), at their World Congress, in May 2014. In 2016, Bezos played a Starfleet official in the movie Star Trek Beyond, later joining the cast and crew at a San Diego Comic-Con screening.

He is at present is the worlds second richest person giving a tough competition to Bill Gates who is the worlds richest person.

 Other investments

Bezos was one of the first shareholders in Google, when he invested $250,000 in 1998. That $250,000 investment resulted in 3.3 million shares of Google stock worth about $3.1 billion today.

He has also invested in Unity Biotechnology, a life-extension research firm hoping to slow or stop the process of aging.

Jeff Bezos Quotes

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.

There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second.

If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.

We expect all our businesses to have a positive impact on our top and bottom lines. Profitability is very important to us or we wouldn’t be in this business.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jeff Bezos

 

  • Does Jeff Bezos smoke?: Not Known

 

  • Does Jeff Bezos drink alcohol?: Not Known

 

  • He was born to Jacklyn and Ted Jorgensen in New Mexico.

 

  • When Jeff was born, his mother was just 17 years old and was still in High School.

 

  • Jacklyn and Ted separated just after a year of their marriage.

 

  • When Jeff was just 4 years old, Jacklyn married her 2nd husband, Miguel “Mike” Bezos, a Cuban who immigrated to the US alone at the age of 15. After the marriage, he adopted Jeff legally and took the responsibility to raise him.

 

  • After the wedding, the family moved to Houston (Texas).

 

  • During his childhood, he developed an interest in computers from his grandfather, Lawrence Preston Gise, who worked as Regional Director at the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Jeff Bezos with Computers

 

  • From a young age, Jeff started displaying technological proficiencies and scientific interests.

 

  • He was always inventing something- hovercraft, a Solar Cooker, a Robot, an Electric Alarm, etc. He invented an Electric Alarm as a security to keep his siblings out of his room.

 

  • He was considered a brilliant student at his school and was his high school’s valedictorian. Jeff Bezos High School Days

 

  • His first job was with Fitel, a startup telecom company. He worked there for two years. Later, he worked at Bankers Trust and D.E. Shaw, an investment management firm on Wall Street. Jeff Bezos First Job

 

  • While working at D.E. Shaw, he fell in love with Mackenzie (Tuttle) Bezos who was his colleague. Jeff Bezos With His Wife

 

  • Jeff and MacKenzie have 3 sons including 1 daughter. Their daughter is adopted from China.

 

  • He quit his job at D.E. Shaw to start Amazon.com. Jeff rented a house and started working from his garage with his 1st employee Shel Kaphan. Jeff Bezos Garage

 

  • He named Amazon.com after the Mighty South American River and arrow in the logo of Amazon indicates that customers can buy anything from a to z on the site. Amazon Logo

 

  • He believes working with a small team and has devised a rule called “Two Pizza Rule”: if a team cannot be fed with two pizzas, it’s too large. Jeff Bezos Two Pizza Rule

 

  • He is, in fact, a frugal and showed his frugality early on when he founded Amazon.com from his garage, as he turned a wooden door into a table. Jeff Bezos With A Door Turned Table

 

  • He is considered a generous donor too, as he donated $2.5 for a same-sex marriage cause in Washington when one of his employees, Jennifer Cast asked for about $100,000 donation.

 

  • In 2003, he almost encountered a fatal accident, as he had a helicopter accident that gave him minor head lacerations. Jeff Bezos Helicopter Accident

 

  • In 2013, he made headlines when he bought the Washington Post for $250 million. Jeff Bezos And The Washington Post

 

  • In his childhood, Jeff had an immense interest in aerospace and in 2000 he realized his dream when he started a Space company, Blue Origin, LCC. The vision of this company is to bring down the cost of Space travel so everyone can go into Space. Jeff Bezos Space Company

Family:

Father- Ted Jorgensen,

Miguel Mike Bezos (step)

Mother- Jacklyn Bezos

Sister- Christina Bezos

Brother– Mark Bezos

Wife- MacKenzie Bezos (Novelist)

Children:

Sons- 3

Daughter- 1 (adopted from China)

Property and collection

Cars Collection : 1996 Honda Accord, 1988 Chevrolet Blazer

Jet Collection   :  Dassault Falcon 900 EX

House/Estate

Three linked apartments located in the Century, which is known as the landmark art deco tower on Manhattan’s Central Park West

Jeff Bezos House in Manhattan

12,000 square feet Beverly Hills Mansion

Jeff Bezos Beverly Hills Mansion

29,000 square feet Medina mansion in Lake Washington

Jeff Bezos Medina Mansion


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