Jeff Bezos

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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

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.

Education and career[change | change source]

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 worth[change | change source]

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 claim[change | change source]

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]

References[change | change source]

  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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