Jeff Bezos, The founder, and Cheif Executive of Amazon is an American technology entrepreneur, Investor, and philanthropist. He is the wealthiest person in the world as declared by Forbes magazine. He is also the owner of ‘The Washington Post’. His intelligence in the field of investment has made him the richest person in the world. We are here to describe the biography of Amazon founder (Jeff Bezos) in detail.
Founder of Amazon (Jeff Bezos)
Birth and Early Life:
Jeff Bezos was born on 12th of January 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His father Ted Jorgensen, was a bike shop owner, and a Chicago citizen. His mother, Jacklyn was a high school student. Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t last long, and Jacklyn married a Cuban immigrant, Mike Bezos.
Jeff often showed his love for science, as he once designed an electric alarm to keep his younger sibling away from his room. Jeff attended his high school in Miami, where he used to do a part-time job in McDonald’s as a first line cook. Jeff graduated from Princeton University in Bachelor of electrical and computer science engineering.
After graduating from Princeton in 1987, He was offered many jobs from Intel, Bells Enterprises etc. He worked in Fitel Financial. Later, He worked as a product manager from 1988 to 1990. Jeff worked in D.E.Shaw and co. for four years. In 1994, Bezos left the job and started working on his project on online books retail. Jeff initially received $300,000 from his parents to start his new venture. It was his belief that internet would overtake this offline retail, so, In 1998, He also started the online music for the users.
In 2002, He launched the original Amazon web series. During the end of 2002, Amazon suffered a huge distress and the condition got so worst that there may arise a problem of bankrupt. Jeff borrowed $3 billion from Select bank. The company earned huge profit and company was back on track. In 2007, He launched Amazon Kindle, Then he started selling his shares and earned a very huge profit.
Other Business Ventures and Personal Life:
Bezos not only lifted the level of Amazon, his other ventures also got huge success. His combination of Futuristic thinking and Business level worked very well in his life. In 2000, He worked for another project called Blue Origin, whose purpose was about space life and human survivor in space. His another successful venture was that he purchased ‘The Washington Post’ which totally changed his fortunes.
Bezos followed ‘Regret-Minimization-Framework’ which means that he did not want to regret about his decision in future. Bezos married Mackenzie with whom he met in 1992 while working in D.E.Shaw. Mackenzie was a research associate in the firm and they married in 1993. Bezos also acted in the film Star Trek Beyond in 2016. The life of Bezos gives us the message that life is full of struggles and only those get success in life who dare to face every problem and face them without the fear of loss. His motivational quotes are quite famous on social networking sites.