Jeff Bezos Biography
Jeff Bezos is an American American entrepreneur, media proprietor, investor, and commercial astronaut. Further, he’s famed for founding and acting as executive chairman, and previous president and CEO of Amazon. With a net worth of $118.7B(as per Forbes on January 19th, 2023), he serves as the 4th richest person in the world.
Jeff Bezos Age
Bezos was born on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. He is 59 years old as of 2022.
Jeff Bezos Height
Bezos stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches.
Jeff Bezos Family
Bezos was born to Jacklyn (née Gise) and Theodore Jørgensen. At the time of his birth, his mom was s a 17-year-old high school student while his father was 19 years old. His father served as a Danish American born in Chicago to a family of Baptists. On the other hand, his mom finished high school and went to night school when he was a child. Later, his mother divorced his father and tied the knot with Cuban migrant, Miguel “Mike” Bezos in April 1968. After some time, Mike adopted him and legally changed his name from Jorgensen to Bezos.
A regional director of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) in Albuquerque, Lawrence Preston Gise served as his maternal grandfather. Early, he retired to his family’s ranch near Cotulla, Texas. During his youth, Bezos spent a lot of summers there.
Jeff Bezos Wife
Bezos is in a relationship with his girlfriend and media personality, Lauren Sánchez. Prior to this, he tied the knot with his ex-wife, novelist, and philanthropist, MacKenzie Scott in 1993. The couple had three sons and one daughter adopted from China. After their 25-year-long marriage, they divorced in 2019. Following their divorce, he transferred a quarter of his then-16% Amazon stake to her. Even so, he would keep all of the couple’s voting rights. They met in 1992 when Bezos served D. E. Shaw in Manhattan. During that time, she served as a research associate at the firm.
Jeff Bezos Net Worth
Bezos has an estimated net worth of between $118.7B(as per Forbes on January 19th, 2023) which he has earned through his successful career as an entrepreneur. Hence, making him the 4th richest person in the world.
Jeff Bezos Education
Upon completion of his high school education, he went on to join the University of New Mexico. After completing his undergraduate studies, he became its alumnus and attained his degree. Further, he studied in the Student Science Training Program at the University of Florida. While in high school, he served as valedictorian, a National Merit Scholar, and a Silver Knight Award winner in 1982. In 1986, he graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a 4.2 GPA.
Also, he attained a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree (B.S.E.) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Further, he serves as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. While at Princeton, he served as a member of the Quadrangle Club, one of Princeton’s 11 eating clubs. In addition, he was selected to serve in Tau Beta Pi. Else, he served as the president of the Princeton chapter of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS).
Jeff Bezos Career
After graduating college in 1986, Bezos attained job offers at Intel, Bell Labs, and Andersen Consulting, among others. Initially, he served at Fitel, a fintech telecommunications start-up. While there, he served by building a network for international trade. Later, he earned a promotion to head of development and director of customer service afterward.
Moreover, he changed to the banking industry when he served as a product manager at Bankers Trust from 1988 to 1990. Next, he joined D. E. Shaw & Co, a newly developed hedge fund with a strong stress on mathematical modeling from 1990 until 1994. By age 30, he served as D. E. Shaw’s fourth senior vice president.
Also, he bought the major American newspaper, The Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million. Additionally, he directs many other investments through his venture capital firm, Bezos Expeditions. In September 2021, he served as co-founder of the biotechnology company, Altos Labs alongside Mail.ru founder Yuri Milner.
Also, he served as the initial centibillionaire on the Forbes wealth index. As per Forbes in August 2020, he realized a net worth exceeding $200 billion. During the Corona Virus pandemic in 2020, his wealth increased by approximately $24 billion.
On July 20, 2021, Bezos flew to space alongside his half-brother, Mark. Further, the flight lasted over 10 minutes, reaching a peak altitude of 66.5 miles (107.0 km). Bezos said in a November 2022 interview with CNN that he plans to give away the majority of his wealth in his lifetime, without disclosing specific details.
Jeff Bezos Amazon
In late 1994, Bezos founded Amazon during a road trip from New York City to Seattle. Originally, he started the company as an online bookstore and has since broadened to a variety of other e-commerce products and services. For instance, video and audio streaming, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence.
Amazon serves as the biggest online sales company, the biggest Internet company by revenue, and the biggest supplier of virtual assistants and cloud infrastructure services through its Amazon Web Services branch.
On July 5th, 2021, he served as executive chairman of Amazon after stepping down from his position as the CEO and President of Amazon. The chief of Amazon’s cloud computing division, Andy Jassy succeeded him as the CEO and President of Amazon.
Jeff Bezos Blue Origin
In 2000, he founded the aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company, Blue Origin. Blue Origin‘s New Shepard vehicle reached space in 2015 and then fortuitously landed back on Earth. By January 19, 2018, after Amazon stock holdings had increased to slightly more than $109 billion, he started selling stock to garner cash for other enterprises, chiefly, Blue Origin months later.
Jeff Bezos Richest Man
On July 27, 2017, Bezos briefly served as the world’s wealthiest person thus replacing Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates when his estimated net worth appreciated to just more than $90 billion. His wealth exceeded $100 billion initially on November 24, 2017, and he was formally dubbed the wealthiest person in the world by Forbes on March 6, 2018, with a net worth of $112 billion. In July 2018, the Forbes wealth index dubbed him the “richest man in modern history” after his net worth heightened to $150 billion.
As per Forbes in August 2020, he realized a net worth exceeding $200 billion. In September 2022, he ranked 2nd on the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans with a net worth of $151 billion. From 2017 to 2021, he served as the wealthiest as per Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index and Forbes. With a net worth of $118.7B(as per Forbes on January 19th, 2023), he serves as the 4th richest person in the world.
Jeff Bezos Affair
After exposing their divorce, National Enquirer exposed that Bezos had an affair with media personality, Lauren Sánchez for months. On February 7th, 2019, he issued an essay in which he cited American Media, Inc. owner, David Pecker of “extortion and blackmail” for bullying.
Pecker allegedly bullied him to publish intimate photos of Bezos and his current girlfriend, Lauren Sánchez if he didn’t stop investigating how his text messages and other photos had been leaked to the National Enquirer. Media reports have cited Sanchez’s brother, Michael of being the source for the photos attained by the National Enquirer. However, Bezos theorized that it may have been the Saudi Arabian government.
Jeff Bezos’ Ex-wife/MacKenzie Scott Net Worth
MacKenzie serves as a novelist and philanthropist. As of December 2022, she realized a net worth of US$27 billion, owing to a 4% stake in Amazon, the company founded by her ex-husband Jeff Bezos. Further, she served as the third-wealthiest woman in the United States and the 35th-wealthiest individual in the world in December 2022. Additionally, she was dubbed one of the world’s most powerful women by Forbes in 2021, and one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020.
In May 2019, she signed the Giving Pledge and promised to give away at least half of her wealth over the course of her life shortly after she declared the terms of the divorce on Twitter. Moreover, in 2020, she gave US$5.8 billion in charitable gifts to working charities. Also, she gave $2.7 billion in 2021. By mid-December 2022, she had given a total of $14 billion to over 1600 charitable organizations. As of January 19th, 2023, she realized a net worth of $28.3B. Thus, she serves as the 49th richest in the world.
Jeff Bezos Dolly Patron
Patron is an American singer-songwriter, actress, philanthropist, and businesswoman, chiefly famed for her decades-long career in country music. Further, in November 2022 Bezos gave her his “Courage and Civility” award which includes $100 million to be distributed within 10 years in acknowledgment of her philanthropic efforts over the years.
After receiving the money, she said that she’ll do good things and do her best with the money she received. Moreover, he voiced that he gave her the award because she gives with her heart, and because of what she does for kids and literacy among others. Over the years, she has donated money to various charitable causes, counting education, Covid research, and animal preservation.
Jeff Bezos Song
Bo Burnham(Robert Pickering), an American comedian, musician, songwriter, actor, and filmmaker wrote the song Bezos I. Bezos is the seventh track from Bo Burnham’s May 2021 Netflix special, dubbed Inside. The song went viral on TikTok months after its release as TikTokers used it over videos maligning Bezos, Amazon, large corporations, and “capitalism run amok,” among other things.
Come on, Jeffrey, you can do it
Pave the way, put your back into it
Tell us why, show us how
Look at where you came from, look at you now
Zuckerberg and Gates and Buffet
Amateurs, can fucking suck it
Fuck their wives, drink their blood
Come on, Jeff, get ’em!
Jeff Bezos Yacht
In 2022, Oceanco built a yacht dubbed Y721 for billionaire, Jeff Bezos. The vessel is 127 meters long with triple masts that reach 70 meters thus making the sailing yacht almost half the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Reputedly, the cost was more than $500 million with a $25 million yearly upkeep cost.
Further, the yacht utilizes vast advanced, and green technology. Due to its high-tech design, the sails can be managed by a single person rather than by an entire crew. Also, the vessel has a shadow yacht of about half the size that features yacht amenities such as a helipad, jet skis, and more.
Jeff Bezos House/Apartments
In June 2019, Bezos acquired three adjoining apartments overlooking Madison Square Park in Manhattan, counting a penthouse, for a fused total of US$80 million, making this one of the most expensive real estate trades within New York City in 2019. Also, he acquired three neighboring apartments at 25 Central Park West in Manhattan for $7.65 million in 1999. In 2012, he purchased a fourth unit in that building for $5.3 million.
In February 2020, he acquired the Warner Estate from David Geffen for $165 million. Moreover, he purchased a $16.13 million dollar apartment at a 24-story boutique condominium in February 2022. The apartment is located across from Madison Square Park in the Flatiron neighborhood, where he already acquires all the units on the top floors.
Jeff Bezos Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 4M followers on Instagram.