Jeffrey Preston Bezos, was born January 12, 1964. He is an American entrepreneur and media proprietor. With a net worth of around US$135.3 billion as of July 2022, Bezos is the second-wealthiest person in the world and was the wealthiest from 2017 to 2021 according to both titles= “Bloomberg L.P. ”> Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index and Forbes.
Bezos was born in Albuquerque. He was raised in Houston and Miami. In 1986, he graduated from Princeton University. He has a degree in electrical engineering as well as computer science. From 1986 to 1994, he worked in a range of related fields at Wall Street. Bezos founded Amazon in late 1994 while on a road trip from New York City and Seattle. It began as an online bookstore but has expanded to include cloud computing and AI. It is the biggest online sales company and the most profitable Internet company by revenue.
In 2000, Bezos established the aerospace and suborbital spaceflight service company Blue Origin. Blue Origin’s New Shepard car reached space and returned to Earth in 2015. In 2013, he bought the American newspaper The Washington Post for $250 million. He manages many investments through his venture capital company, Bezos Expeditions. Bezos and Mail.ru founder Yuri Milner co-founded a biotechnology company Altos Labs in September 2021.
Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen was the son of Jacklyn (nee Gise), and Theodore Jorgensen. He was born in Albuquerque on January 12, 1964. His mother, Jacklyn, was a high school student at the time and his father, Miguel “Mike”, was a Cuban immigrant. Mike adopted Jeff, who was four years old, and changed his surname from Jorgensen to Bezos.
The family moved to Houston after Mike received his degree at the University of New Mexico. Jeff’s maternal grandfather, Lawrence Preston Gise (a regional director of the U.S.), was Jeff’s childhood home. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), Albuquerque. Lawrence Preston Gise was Jeff’s maternal grandfather and was a regional director of the U.S.
Bezos finished college in 1986 and was offered jobs at Intel and Bell Labs. After becoming a product manager at Bankers Trust, he transitioned to the banking industry. From 1988 to 1990, he worked there. He then joined Title=”D. E. Shaw & Co.”>D. E. Shaw & Co was a new hedge fund that placed a strong emphasis upon mathematical modeling. It was founded in 1990. They remained there until 1994. At the age of 30, Bezos was D. E. Shaw’s fourth senior vice president.
Bezos was inspired by the rapid growth of the Internet to create an online bookstore.
Bezos began diversifying into online music and video sales in 1998. [failed verification] The Amazon Kindle was launched in November 2007. According to a 2008 Time profile Bezos hoped to create a flow state in reading that would be similar to that of video games. Amazon Web Services was the largest online retailer worldwide in October 2013.
Bezos sold a little more than one million shares in Amazon for $671 million in May 2016. This was his first time surpassing Bill Gates, who is the co-founder of Microsoft. His net worth has now reached just over $90billion. On November 24, 2017, his wealth exceeded $100 billion. formally named him the richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $112 trillion.
Blue Origin was founded by Bezos in September 2000.
Although the crash was viewed as a setback, Blue Origin continued to be quiet until 2006, when the company purchased large amounts of land in West Texas. The company’s prototype vehicle crashed on a test flight. Although the accident was seen as a setback by the media, it was noted that the company has made great strides in spaceflight since its inception.
Bezos declared in 2015 that a new orbital rocket vehicle was in development. In November, Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft successfully launched into space. It reached its test altitude of 329.839 feet (100.5 km) and then made a vertical landing back at its launch site in West Texas. Bezos granted select journalists the opportunity to tour and photograph his facility in 2016.
In December 2017, New Shepard successfully flew and landed dummy passengers, amending and pushing its human space travel start date into late 2018. To execute this program, Blue Origin built six of the vehicles to support all phases of testing and operations: no-passenger test flights, flights with test passengers, and commercial-passenger weekly operations. Since 2016, Bezos has spoken more freely about his hopes to colonize the solar system, and has been selling US$1 billion in Amazon stock each year to capitalize Blue Origin in an effort to support this endeavor. In May 2018, Bezos maintained that the primary goal of Blue Origin is to preserve the natural resources of Earth by making the human species multi-planetary. He announced that New Shepard would begin transporting humans into sub-orbital space by November 2018 In July 2018, it was announced that Bezos had priced commercial spaceflight tickets from $200,000 to $300,000 per person. He launched on July 20, 2021, on the NS-16 mission along with Mark Bezos, Wally Funk and Oliver Daemen. Nine days after Richard Branson launched aboard The Virgin Galactic Unity 22, mission, he launched.
Bezos worked for D. Shaw in 1992. Bezos was working for D. Shaw in 1992.
Bezos was a passenger on a helicopter that crashed in West Texas in March 2003 while Bezos was surveying land for Blue Origin. The pilot Charles “Cheater”, Elizabeth Korrell (Amazon lawyer) and Ty Holland (local rancher) all survived. Bezos received only minor injuries and was discharged the next day from a local hospital.
In 2016, Bezos played a Starfleet official in the movie Star Trek Beyond, and joined the cast and crew at a San Diego Comic-Con screening. He had lobbied Paramount for the role apropos of Alexa and his personal/professional interest in speech recognition. His one line was a response to an alien who was in distress. “Speak Normal.” Bezos explained to Greg Hart, his technical advisor, that Alexa was a project that aimed at creating “the Star Trek computer.” Bezos’s family company Zefram LLC was named after Zefram Colchrane, a character in Star Trek.
On January 9, 2019, Bezos and MacKenzie announced on Twitter their intent to divorce after a “long period” of separation.[non-primary source needed] On April 4, 2019, the divorce was finalized, with Bezos keeping 75% of the couple’s Amazon stock and MacKenzie getting the remaining 25% ($35.6 billion) in Amazon stock. Bezos would retain all voting rights.
On February 7, 2019, Bezos published an online essay in which he accused Title=”American Media, Inc.”> American Media, Inc. owner David Pecker was accused of “extortion & blackmail” after threatening Lauren Sanchez with intimate photos of Bezos if he didn’t stop his investigation into the leakage of his text messages to the National Enquirer.