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|Date of Birth||January 12, 1964|
|Source of Wealth||Amazon.com|
|Residence||Seattle, Washington, U.S.|
|Education||B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University|
At the age of 26, Jeff Bezos became the youngest senior vice president at the investment firm D.E. Shaw.
Jeff Bezos initially opened a virtual bookstore named Amazon.com selling books in about 50 states and 45 foreign countries.
With the introduction of Kindle in 2007, Amazon captured around 95% of e-books market in the US and within a short span of time the overall sales grew up to $17 Billion in 2011.
In 2013, Jeff Bezos purchased The Washington Post in a $250 Million deal. Jeff Bezos also revealed in December 2013 about his new initiative, called “Amazon Prime Air,” which is a future delivery system from Amazon through which packages will be delivered to customers in 30 minutes or less using small unmanned aerial vehicles, also called drones.
Jeff Bezos owns a mansion situated in Washington. The living area of this mansion was increased to 29,000 sq ft from 13,200 sq ft.
Jeff Bezos is extremely fond of his 1996 Honda Accord, which costs around $4,000 today.
Jeff Bezos owns a company named Blue Origin formed out of his fascination towards space studies, which is funding an unmanned spaceship project suffering from catastrophic failure.
Jeff Bezos spends his leisure hours driving in his favorite car, Chevrolet Blazer. His liking towards the car is due to its awesome style.
Jeff Bezos is believed to own a three linked apartment located in the Century. The apartment is known as the landmark art deco tower on Manhattan’s Central Park West.
Jeff’s huge mansion in Washington has bigwigs like Bill Gates for his neighbors, and he also owns a Hill mansion at 930 N. Alpine Drive spread over 12,000 square feet.
Jeff Bezos is a man of principles and takes customer service very seriously. In the case of any pressing issue, he emails his customers directly.
Jeff Bezos had initially named Amazon as “Relentless.com”.
Harvard Business Review ranked Bezos as the second best CEO globally, after Steve Jobs of Apple.
Jeff Bezos is a big time philanthropist, contributing $10 Million for an innovative center at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry and much more.
Jeff Bezos also boasts of his 310 feet of waterfront which stretches from the shoreline to Evergreen Point Road and is of over 200 yards.