Jeff Bezos was born on 12th January 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His full name is Jeffrey Preston Bezos. Bezos’ mother was known as Jackie. She gave birth to him when she was only 17- years old. At this age, she was still a student. He is an electrical engineer and also has a degree in computer science from Princeton University (1986.)
Amazon idea came to Jeff when working in an investment company in 1994
at one point in an interview, Bezos said that Amazon’s concept came to him in 1994. At this time, he was working at an investment company in New York. When he acquainted his boss that he was leaving, Jeff took a lot of time convincing him to, say that “You know what, Jeff, I think this is a good idea, but it would be a healthier idea for somebody who didn’t already have a good job.” interestingly, Bezos said that he had made up his decision with his heart, not his mind.
Where did Jeff get his initial capital to start Amazon?
The initial capital to start Amazon came from his parents. He says that his parents had a lot of trust in him and invested a lot in his idea. Jeff says that his parents were making a bet on him.
His net worth
Today, Jeff Bezos , the founder of Amazon.com, is the wealthiest guy on the planet according to sources in 2018 and 2019. His net worth is $199.2 billion. This amount is equivalent to 19.92 trillion Kenya Shillings! Sufficient to support the country’s budget for almost five years!
Becoz has a rocket making company
Jeff put some of his investment in making space shuttles. He owns Blue Origin, a company that manufactures commercial rockets. Jeff also owns The Washington Post. In 2015, the first successful trial flight was launched.
He is a philanthropist
Between the years 2009 and 2017, Jeff donated to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Centre several times. In 2013, he gave $500,000 to Worldreader, a company that was founded by his former Amazon.com employee. In 2017, he gave $1 million to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, a company that provides legal services to the American journalists.
The most expensive divorce on earth
Twenty-five years ago, Jeff Bezos married Mackenzie Bezos . After these happy years of marriage, on 4th of April 2019, Jeff divorced his wife, giving her $35 billion of his giant Amazon’s shares. This divorce is dubbed the most expensive on the planet. In her statement, Mackenzie said that she was grateful to have finished dissolving her marriage with Jeff. Mackenzie also added that she was looking forward to the next phase as co-parents and as friends.
Direct mails from customers
Unlike other rich guys who employ secretaries to receipts mails on their behalf, Bezos takes customers directly; this is rigid to believe; Jeff consents customers to send mails to him directly. If the issue is to be treated with urgency, he forwards the mail to the relevant department, and of course, a mail from the “boss” will be treated with urgency.