Jeff Bezos

American entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, Inc.

Jeffrey Preston Bezos (born Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen; January 12, 1964) is the founder of Amazon.com, Inc. He is also the chairman, president, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Amazon.com.

Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos at Amazon Spheres Grand Opening in Seattle - 2018 (39074799225) (cropped).jpg
Bezos in 2018
Born
Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen

(1964-01-12) January 12, 1964 (age 56)
Alma materPrinceton University (B.S.)
OccupationChairman and CEO of Amazon.com, Inc.
Net worthUS$115.9 billion (December 2019)[1]
Spouse(s)
MacKenzie Tuttle
(m. 1993; div. 2019)
AwardsTime Person of the Year 1999
Washington CEO Person of The Year at the same time

Education and careerEdit

Bezos graduated from Princeton University as he was also a member of the Tau Beta Pi Association, he hired at D. E. Shaw & Co. as a financial analyst before founding Amazon.com in 1994. He is currently the richest person in the world as of December 2019 with a net worth of over US$115 billion.

Net worthEdit

When markets opened on July 27, 2017, Bezos briefly became the world's richest person, surpassing Bill Gates with a net worth of just over $90 billion. He lost the title later in the day when Amazon's stock dropped, returning him to second place with a net worth just below $90 billion.[2] On October 27, 2017, Bezos again surpassed Gates on the Forbes list as the richest person in the world.[3]

In August 2020, Bezos became the first person in history to have a net worth of $200 billion, according to Forbes.[4]

Hacking claimEdit

In February 2019, Bezos published a blog post alleging that National Enquirer publisher American Media, Inc. had attempted blackmail and extortion in connection with Bezos' alleged affair with Lauren Sánchez.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Forbes Profile: Jeff Bezos". Forbes. Real Time Net Worth. Online: updated every 24-hour market cycle. [Forbes real time net worths] are calculated from locked in stock prices and exchange rates from around the globe.... as well as the vetting of personal balance sheets...CS1 maint: others (link) CS1 maint: location (link)
  2. "Jeff Bezos was briefly the world's richest person". CNBC.
  3. "Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Is The Richest Perosn In The World-Again". Forbes.
  4. "Jeff Bezos Becomes The First Person Ever Worth $200 Billion". Forbes. August 26, 2020. Retrieved August 28, 2020.
  5. Weise, Karen (2019-02-07). "Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer of 'Extortion and Blackmail'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-02-08.

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