Jeff Bezos – The Brilliant Entrepreneur

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Full Name Jeffrey Preston Bezos
DOBJanuary 12, 1964
Net Worth187.1 Billion USD

Jeffrey Preston Bezos quit known as Jeff Bezos is an entrepreneur, billionaire, investor, computer engineer, and commercial astronaut from the United States. He is the founder and executive chairman of Amazon, where he formerly served as president and chief executive officer. Jeff Bezos is the second-wealthiest person in the world, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index, and the third-wealthiest person according to Forbes, with a net worth of roughly US$196 billion as of January.

Jeff Bezos graduated from Princeton University in 1986 after being born in Albuquerque and raised in Houston and Miami. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science. From 1986 to early 1994, he worked on Wall Street in a variety of related fields. On a cross-country road trip from New York City to Seattle in late 1994, Bezos founded Amazon.

The company began as an online bookstore and has since expanded to a wide range of other e-commerce products and services, including video and audio streaming, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. It is currently the world’s largest online sales company, the largest Internet company by revenue, and the world’s largest provider of virtual assistants and cloud infrastructure services through its Amazon Web Services branch.

Blue Origin, an aerospace manufacturer and suborbital spaceflight services provider, was founded by Bezos in 2000. Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft launched into space in 2015 and successfully landed back on Earth. In July 2021, the company completed the first commercial suborbital human spaceflight. In 2013, he paid $250 million for the major American newspaper The Washington Post, and he manages a number of other investments through his venture capital firm, Bezos Expeditions. Bezos and founder Yuri Milner co-founded biotechnology company Altos Labs in September 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, his money increased by approximately $24 billion. On July 5, 2021, Bezos stepped down as CEO of Amazon and became executive chairman; Andy Jassy, the head of Amazon’s cloud computing division, took over as CEO of Amazon. On July 20, 2021, he and his brother Mark launched into space.

Jeff Bezos Early Life

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Jeff Bezos mother was a 17-year-old high school student, and his father was 19 years old at the time of his birth. Theodore Jorgensen was born in Chicago to a Baptist family and had Danish ancestors. After graduating from high school despite difficult situations, Jacklyn enrolled in night school while carrying Jeffrey as a baby.

In April 1968, after his parents divorced, his mother married Cuban immigrant Miguel “Mike” Bezos. Mike adopted four-year-old Jeffrey shortly after the wedding, and his surname was legally changed from Jorgensen to Bezos.

The family relocated to Miami, Florida, where Bezos attended Miami Palmetto High School. During his high school years, Bezos worked at McDonald’s as a short-order line cook during the breakfast shift.

 In 1986, he graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a 4.2 GPA and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree (B.S.E.) in electrical engineering and computer science.

Establishment of Amazon

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Jeff Bezos decided to launch an online bookstore in late 1993. On July 5, 1994, he left his job at D. E. Shaw and founded Amazon in his garage after writing its business plan on a cross-country drive from New York City to Seattle.

Jeff Bezos named his new company Cadabra at first, but later changed it to Amazon after the Amazon River in South America, partly because the name begins with the letter A, which is at the beginning of the alphabet. Because website listings were alphabetized at the time, a name beginning with “A” would appear first when customers conducted online searches.

He also thought the name “Amazon,” which is the name of the world’s largest river, was appropriate for what he dreamed would be the world’s largest online bookshop. He took a $300,000 loan from his parents and put it into Amazon. He alerted several early investors that Amazon had a 70% chance of failing or going bankrupt. Despite the fact that Amazon began as an online bookseller, Bezos has always intended to expand into other areas.

Jeff Bezos took Amazon public three years after founding company with an initial public offering. Bezos maintained, in reaction to adverse reports from Fortune and Barron’s, that the Internet’s growth will outpace competition from major book sellers such as Borders and Barnes & Noble.

Jeff Bezos led the introduction of Amazon Web Services in 2002, which gathered data from weather channels and internet traffic. Bezos introduced the Amazon Kindle in November 2007. According to a 2008 Time article, Bezos wanted to design a device that would allow him to read in a “flow state” comparable to that of video games. On behalf of Amazon Web Services, Bezos negotiated a $600-million deal with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2013.

Jeff Bezos raised $671 million through the sale of slightly more than one million shares of his Amazon stock in May 2016, the greatest sum he had ever raised from selling some of his Amazon stock. Bezos sold another million shares for $756.7 million on August 4, 2016. When Bezos increased employment at the company’s distribution hubs, a year later, he added 130,000 more employees.

Jeff Bezos steps down from his role as CEO of amazon on  july 5 2021 exactly 27 years after he founded it. Bezos informed Amazon staff on February 2, 2021, that the transition would give him “the time and energy he needs to focus on the Day 1 Fund, the Bezos Earth Fund, Blue Origin, The Washington Post, and his other hobbies.”

Jeff Bezos Wealth

After generating $54 million in Amazon’s initial public offering in 1997, Bezos became a millionaire for the first time. With a reported net worth of $10.1 billion, he was first listed on Forbes’ World’s Billionaires list in 1999. After a year, his net worth had dropped by 40.5 percent to $6.1 billion. The following year, his income fell even worse, to $2.0 billion, down 66.6 percent. His net worth dropped to $1.5 billion after he lost $500 million the next year.

Bezos’ net worth increased to $30.5 billion in 2014 after a rumor surfaced that Amazon was working on a smartphone. Bezos broke into the top ten a year later, when his net worth grew to $50.3 billion. Bezos soared to become the world’s fifth richest person just hours before the market closed, gaining $7 billion in a single hour.

Bezos paid US$80 million for three contiguous Manhattan apartments overlooking Madison Square Park, including a penthouse, in June 2019, making it one of the most expensive real estate transactions in New York City in 2019.

Bezos paid $165 million to David Geffen for the Warner Estate in February 2020, a record price for a Los Angeles home. Lachlan Murdoch paid $150 million for the Chartwell Mansion, which had previously set a record high price. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it was reported that Bezos’ fortune had increased by $24 billion, owing to an increase in demand from homes for Amazon lockdown shopping.

In 2022 Jeff Bezos net wort is 187.1 billion USD.

How much does Jeff Bezos earn on a daily basis?

According to Vizaca, Bezos made around $8.99 billion every month, $2.25 billion per week, or $321 million per day, based on July 2021 numbers.

What Companies Does Jeff Bezos Have in His Stock Portfolio?

Bezos has invested in Twitter, Uber, Airbnb, and Business Insider, among other smaller startups, in addition to his 11 percent investment in Amazon.

Quotes by Jeff Bezos

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  1. “Work Hard, have fun, make history”
  2. “It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work.”
  3. “Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.”
  4. “If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail.”
  5. “If you double the number of experiments you do per year you’re going to double your inventiveness.”
  6. “One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.”
  7. “Failure and invention are inseparable twins. To invent you have to experiment, and if you know in advance that it’s going to work, it’s not an experiment.”
  8. “The best customer service is if the customer doesn’t need to call you, doesn’t need to talk to you. It just works.”
  9. “If we can keep our competitors focused on us while we stay focused on the customer, ultimately we’ll turn out all right.”
  10. “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.”