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Jeff Bezoz is an American technology and retail entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman, president, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Amazon.com, the world’s largest online shopping retailer. He founded Amazon in late 1994 on a cross-country road trip from New York City to Seattle. In 2013, he purchased The Washington Post for $250 million in cash. He is the richest man in the world as of 2018 with a net worth of almost US$ 130 billion. Born Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen on January 12, 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, to Jacklyn Gise and Ted Jorgensen, he was raised in Houston, Texas. He was later adopted by his stepfather Miguel Bezos. He is a Princeton University graduate with degrees in electrical engineering and computer science. He worked on Wall Street in a variety of related fields from 1986 until 1994. He married novelist MacKenzie Bezos in 1993. They have four children.
He was born to a teenage mother and was later adopted by his stepfather Miguel Bezos. He married novelist MacKenzie Bezos in 1993 and after more than 25 years together they separated in early 2019. The couple had four children together. He has been dating Lauren Sanchez.
He was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 1999. Mark Zuckerberg was named Person of the Year in 2010.
Quotes by Jeff Bezos
"When it comes to space, I see it as my job, I'm building infrastructure the hard way. I'm using my resources to put in place heavy lifting infrastructure so the next generation of people can have a dynamic, entrepreneurial explosion into space."
"Cultures, for better or worse, are very stable."
"Today I continue with my science-fiction reading habit and find it very mind-expanding. Always makes me think."
"We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It's our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better."
"The common question that gets asked in business is, 'why?' That's a good question, but an equally valid question is, 'why not?'"