Last Updated: 25 Sep, 2022 | Views: 285
Profession: Business Men
Other Profession(s): Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Investor, Media Proprietor, Computer Engineer
Higher Education: Bachelor of Science in Engineering
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About Jeff Bezos
Jeffrey Preston Bezos is a businessman, investor, media owner, computer engineer, and commercial astronaut from the United States. He founded Amazon and served as its founder, executive chairman, and previous president and CEO. According to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index and Forbes, Bezos had a combined wealth of about US$136 billion as of September 2022 and was the wealthiest person in the world from 2017 to 2021. From 1986 to the beginning of 1994, Bezos worked on Wall Street in a range of related disciplines. In the latter part of 1994, he created Amazon while driving from New York to Seattle. Since starting as an online bookstore, the business has grown to offer a wide range of other e-commerce goods and services, including as online audio and video, cloud services, and automation.
In 1993: Bezos decided to set up an online bookstore after reading that the Internet grew at a rate of 2300% a year.
In 1994: Amazon was founded by Bezos on a road trip between New York City and Seattle.
In 1998: As the company grew, Bezos expanded into online sales of audio and video, as well as a variety of other consumer products.
In 2007: Bezos introduced the Amazon Kindle.
In 2021: In collaboration with Mail.ru founder Yuri Milner, Bezos founded Altos Labs, a biotech company that harnesses cellular reprogramming to develop longevity therapies.
Achievements and Awards:
In 1999: He was named Person of the Year by Time magazine in his first major award.
In 2016: He gained $16.2 billion in wealth, bringing his total to $66.5 billion, making him the third most wealthy person in the world behind Warren Buffett.
In 2018: Bloomberg Billionaires Index named him "the wealthiest person in modern history".
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos grew up tinkering and experimenting with electrical components in his parent's garage.
Bezos gave $100 million to Feed America, a nonprofit that manages food pantries around the nation, to assist the hungry amid the COVID-19 issue.