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Jeff Bezos & dash; Characteristics

SurnameJeff Bezos
Bourgeois nameJeffrey Preston Jorgensen Bezos
jobEntrepreneur, investor, founder of Amazon
birthday
star signCapricorn
place of birthAlbuquerque, New Mexico
nationalityUnited States of America
size171 cm
marital statusdivorced
gendermale
Eye colorbrown

Jeff Bezos & dash; Wiki: age, height and more

Jeff Bezos is an American businessman and founder of Amazon, which made him the richest man in the world.

Jeff Bezos was born Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen on January 12, 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His parents Jacklyn and Ted Jorgensen divorced Bezos shortly after he was born. When the entrepreneur was four years old, his mother married the Cuban exile Miguel Bezos, which gave him his current surname.

The family moved to Houston and then to Miami, where Bezos graduated from Palmetto Senior High School. He then studied electrical engineering and computer science at Princeton University from 1982 to 1986. He graduated with top marks.

This was followed by a job at the Taiwanese cell phone company FITEL. Bezos then moved to the New York asset management company Bankers Trust and D. E. Shaw & Co., where the idea for a digital book trade on the Internet was born.

In 1994 Bezos founded Amazon.com, a platform that has meanwhile developed from a pure book trade to the largest online mail order company in the world. Thanks to Amazon, Bezos was named the richest man in the world in 2017. However, he does not keep his money to himself. Among other things, he donated an incredible 42 million dollars to the project "The Clock of the Long Now" and supported a campaign with 2.5 million dollars to legalize same-sex marriages.

Due to the rumors of inferior working conditions at Amazon, Bezos is repeatedly criticized. That is why he was voted "worst boss in the world" by the International Trade Union Confederation in 2014.

The multimillionaire founded the space company Blue Origin back in 2000. In 2019 it introduced the lunar module "Blue Moon".

Jeff Bezos was privately married to his wife MacKenzie for 25 years. The couple have four children: an adopted daughter from China and three sons. In January 2019, the couple surprisingly announced their separation. They officially divorced in the summer of the same year. Bezos wrote over four percent of his Amazon shares, valued at $ 38.4 billion, to his ex-wife. He himself kept twelve percent, which corresponds to a value of 114.8 billion dollars - and thus secured him the place as the richest man in the world.

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