Jeff Bezos Net worth95.8 billion USD
In this success story, we are going to share Jeff Bezos biography, an American entrepreneur and e-commerce pioneer, the creator of online store Amazon.com. He is also the founder of Blue Origin, a company that aims to make space travel affordable to ordinary people. Bezos always has his customer in mind, no matter what he is working on. His number one priority is making it as available and easily accessible as possible. A hyper-intelligent, ultra-driven individual, Bezos’s a dual-personality can turn him from a compassionate person to a rough executive within seconds. An extraordinarily ambitious person, Jeff Bezos to this day seeks to push the possibilities of modern technology beyond the imaginable.
Jeffrey Preston “Jeff” Bezos” (pronounced BAY-zoes) was born on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His biological father, Ted Jorgenson, was one of Albuquerque’s top unicyclists and part of a local troupe the Unicycle Wranglers who put on performance at county fairs and circuses while Jeff was still a baby. Jeff’s mother, Jacklyn Bezos, was still in her teens when she married Ted, and their marriage lasted for little more than one year.
“The reality, as far as I’m concerned, is that my Dad is my natural father. The only time I ever think about it, genuinely, is when a doctor asks me to fill out a form,” Jeff told Wired in 1999.
Jeff Bezos went to River Oaks Elementary School in Houston from fourth to 6th grade. He would spend summers at the farm dealing with immensely shifted errands, for example, laying funnel, settling windmills, inoculating cows, and other homestead work. His granddad, Lawrence Gise, was an immense good example in his life, with this far reaching information of science and consistent nearness on the farm. In a 2010 beginning discourse, Jeff told graduates that his granddad showed him how “it’s harder to be caring than cunning.”
Bezos began his first business at school. It was known as The Dream Institute, and it was an instructive summer camp for fourth, fifth and 6th graders. There were a few books that Bezos required his members to peruse. They were: The Lord of the Rings novel by J. R. R. Tolkien, Dune novel by Frank Herbert, Stranger in a Strange Land novel by Robert A. Heinlein, The Once and Future King novel by T. H. White, Watership Down novel by Richard Adams, Black Beauty novel by Anna Sewell, Gulliver’s Travels book by Jonathan Swift, David Copperfield novel by Charles Dickens, and Treasure Island novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, alongside the plays Our Town by Thornton Wilder and The Matchmaker by John B. Keane and Thornton Wilder.
The family in the long run moved to Florida and Jeff was exchanged to Miami Palmetto Senior High School where he exceeded expectations at his examinations and understood his affection for PCs. He was even welcomed to take an interest in the Student Science Training Program at the University of Florida, where he won a Silver Knight Award in 1982 and was a National Merit Scholar. Bezos graduated as the school’s valedictorian, and a National Merit Scholar, securing his spot at Princeton University.
Company and success :
Bezos quit D.E. Shaw in 1994 and moved to Seattle to tap into the potentials of the internet market by opening an online bookstore. He made the decision by drawing up a list of possible products that he could sell via the Internet, including CDs, software, and hardware. In the end, books were the obvious choice because of the wide range of titles in existence. Another advantage of an internet store was a then-recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that mail-order catalogs did not have to pay taxes in states where they did not have a physical presence. In other words – Bezos paid zero tax for the products he sold via the internet.