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Jeff Bezos

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos

Profession: Amazon Entrepreneur

United States of America

Biography: As founder and CEO of Amazon.com, Bezos has played a key role in the growth of e-commerce. The site is now the largest retailer on the internet.

In 2013, Bezos also purchased The Washington Post newspaper.

Born: January 12, 1964
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Age: 58 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn

Married Life

  • 2019-04-04 Amazon's Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos agree record-breaking $35 billion divorce settlement

Historical Events

  • 1994-07-05 Amazon.com founded in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos
  • 2017-07-27 Amazon founder Jeff Bezos briefly becomes world's richest man at $91.4bn overtaking Bill Gates for half a day
  • 2018-01-10 Jeff Bezos becomes the second man worth over $100 billion as his wealth hits $106 billion due to a rise in Amazon's share price
  • 2018-03-06 Forbes names Amazon founder Jeff Bezos the world's richest person for the first time at $112 billion, Bill Gates no. 2
  • 2019-02-08 Amazon founder Jeff Bezos accuses The National Enquirer and its owner, American Media Inc, of blackmail over private messages detailing an extramarital affair
  • 2020-02-17 Amazon boss Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to help fight climate change
  • 2021-01-07 Elon Musk, co-founder of Tesla, becomes the world's richest man, worth $186 billion, overtaking Amazon founder Jeff Bezos
  • 2021-02-02 Jeff Bezos announces he is stepping down as CEO of Amazon after 30 years, becoming executive chairman
  • 2021-04-06 Jeff Bezos, worth $177 billion, tops Forbes Billionaires list of 2,755 people, including new entry Kim Kardashian
  • 2021-07-20 Amazon founder Jeff Bezos goes into space in first unpiloted suborbital flight with all-civilian crew, aboard rocket developed by his company Blue Origin

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