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1. Real name

We know the world’s richest man as Jeff Bezos but that is not his real name. He was born as Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was born to Jackie Gise Jorgensen (Bezos)– a teenager at the time – and Ted Jorgenson, his biological father. Bezos was later adopted by his stepfather Mike Bezos when he married Jackie. Bezos has been quoted saying that he does not have any memory of his biological father, saying that “Mike is my natural father”.

 

2. Worked in telecom, banking sector before starting Amazon
He first worked at Fitel, a fintech telecommunications start-up, where he was tasked with building a network for international trade.Bezos was promoted to head of development and director of customer service thereafter.He transitioned into the banking industry when he became a product manager at Bankers Trust; he worked there from 1988 to 1990.He then joined D. E. Shaw & Co, a newly founded hedge fund, in 1990 and worked there until 1994. Bezos became D. E. Shaw’s fourth senior vice-president at the age of 30.
3. Bezoz-The man behind Amazon.com
March 22, 2019, 18:07 ISTBezos founded Amazon in late 1994 on a cross-country road trip from New York City to Seattle. The company began as an online bookstore and has expanded to a variety of products and services, including video and audio streaming. It is currently the world’s largest online sales company, as well as the world’s largest provider of cloud infrastructure services via its Amazon Web Services arm.
4. How Bezoz named Amazon?
Bezos named his new company Amazon after the Amazon River in South America, in part because the name begins with the letter A, which is at the beginning of the alphabet. He accepted an estimated $300,000 from his parents and invested in Amazon. He warned many early investors that there was a 70% chance that Amazon would fail or go bankrupt.
5. The multi-billionaire who hung his clothes on a rack in amazon’s HQ
During the 1990s, Bezos earned a reputation for relentlessly pushing Amazon forward, often at the expense of public charity and social welfare.His business practices projected a public image of prudence and parsimony with his own wealth and that of Amazon. Bezos was a multi-billionaire who hung his clothes on a rack in his Amazon headquarters office and drove a 1996 Honda Accord. Throughout the early 2000s, he was perceived to be geeky or nerdy, often wearing ill-fitting clothing and making a variety of social missteps.
6. Washington Post:
Jeff Bezos is not just the CEO of Amazon but also owns iconic Washington Post newspaper. He purchased the 142-year-old newspaper back in 2013 for $250 million. Since taking over, Bezos has ensured that the media house adopted new technology and increase readership through the digital space.
7. Founder of a human spaceflight startup, Blue OriginIn
September 2000, Bezos founded Blue Origin, a human spaceflight startup company.Bezos has long expressed an interest in space travel and the development of human life in the solar system. He was the valedictorian when he graduated from high school in 1982. His speech was followed up with a Miami Herald interview in which he expressed an interest to build and develop hotels, amusement parks, and colonies for human beings who were in orbit. The 18-year-old Bezos stated that he wanted to preserve Earth from overuse through resource depletion.
8. Ranked #1 in Forbes list of ultrawealthy
Jeff Bezos has been ranked #1 in the Forbes list of ultrawealthy released on March 5, 2019. He was first registered in the Forbes list of world’s richest in 1999.
9. Surpassed Bill Gates and Warren Buffet in the Forbes list
According to the list announced by Forbes, the riches of Bezos, 55, have swelled by $19 billion in one year and he is now worth $131 billion. Bezos, who holds 16 percent of Amazon and whose wealth now makes him a target of the left wing of the US Democratic Party, has widened the money gap between himself and Gates, the philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft.

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