Profession: Amazon Entrepreneur
Why Famous: 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.
- 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