Jeff Bezos - Birthdate, Personal Life, Net Worth

Updated:18 Aug, 2022

Jeff Bezos who is also known as Jeffrey Preston Bezos was born on January 12, 1964. He has a Capricorn zodiac sign. He is a popular American entrepreneur, investor, computer engineer, and commercial astronaut. He is now the founder and executive chairman of amazon.com. Currently, Bezos is among the world's top 3 richest men with a net worth of around 161 billion dollars, as per the standard sources. According to Forbes and Bloomberg, he was the richest person from 2017 to 2021. Many other ventures related to Bezos are Blue Origin and Bezos Expeditions. In the year 2021 he stepped down as the CEO of Amazon and now he is the executive chairman.

Jeff Bezos - Personal Life:

Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from Princeton University in 1986 with a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer science. While Jeff was attending high school, he used to work at McDonald's as a short-order line cook on the breakfast shift. After he graduated from Princeton University in 1986 he received job offers from Intel, Bell Labs, and Andersen Consulting.

He worked at Fitel, which was a financial telecommunication company. Then he switched to DE Shaw where he met Mackenzie, and both of them fell in love and married. Then in 1994, Bezos and Mackenzie started Amazon in a small garage.

He founded his company Amazon in the year 1994 by selling online books and then it rapidly expanded to other E-Commerce products and services like video audio streaming, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. It is currently the world's largest online E-Commerce site. Also, the Amazon Web Services provided by amazon.com is the most used cloud computing service in the world. 

Along with Amazon.com he also founded his space sub-orbital flight company named Blue Origin in 2000. The space company made a rocket that reached space in 2015 and then landed back to start commercial space flights for people.

Jeff Bezos: Net Worth:

Bezos became a millionaire for the first time in 1997 when Amazon filed for its IPO for 54 million. And then he became a billionaire by getting placed on the Forbes world's billionaires list in 1999 with a net worth of 10 billion dollars. From 2005 to 2006, his net worth just quadrupled because of the increasing popularity of Amazon and revenue generated by it. Also, Amazon Web services slowly gaining customer attention. By the year 2016, his net worth just crossed 60 billion dollars because Amazon's share prices were continuously rising and then finally in July 2017 Amazon's share price rose tremendously thus making him the third richest person in the world at that moment he briefly bypassed Bill gates.

While in the year 2019, he filed for divorce from his wife MacKenzie Scott due to which his net worth dropped a lot. He gave away 25% of his Amazon's value of shares worth 36 billion dollars to his wife Mackenzie making her the third richest woman in the world. In 2020, Bezos purchased the Warner estate for a record 165 million dollars in Los Angeles.

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