Jeff Bezos 2005
|Born||Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen
January 12, 1964
Albuquerque, New Mexico
|Alma mater||Princeton University (B.S.)|
|Occupation||Chairman and CEO of Amazon.com|
|Net worth||US$50.3 billion (March 2016)|
|Awards||Time Person of the Year 1999
Washington CEO Person of The Year at the same time
Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos (born January 12, 1964) is the founder of Amazon.com. He is also the chairman, president, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Amazon.com. Bezos graduated at Princeton University as a under the Tau Beta Pi Association, was hired at D. E. Shaw & Co. as a financial analyst for before founding Amazon.com in 1994.
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.
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- "Jeff Bezos". Forbes magazine. http://www.forbes.com/profile/jeff-bezos. Retrieved 2010-10-31. "Jeff Bezos; $12.6 B; Calculated July 2010"
- "Jeff Bezos was briefly the world’s richest person". CNBC. http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/27/jeff-bezos-is-set-to-become-the-worlds-richest-man.html.