Jeff Bezos Anna Beata

Early years/biography

  • Born January 12, 1964
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • As a toddler he dismantled his crib with a screwdriver
  • Miguel Bezos legally adopted his stepson Jeff
  • once rigged an electric alarm to keep his younger siblings out of his room
  • He attended the Student Science Training Program at the University of Florida, receiving a Silver Knight Award in 1982
  • He was high school valedictorian and was a National Merit Scholar
  • Bezos graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in electrical engineering and computer science.
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Business Career

  • Bezos worked on Wall Street in the computer science field
  • After that he worked on building a international trade network for a company known as Fitel
  • in 1994, after making a cross-country drive from New York to Seattle, Bezos founded Amazon.com, writing up the Amazon business plan on the way.
  • initially set up company in garage
  • Bezos is known for attention to details
  • In May 2016, Bezos sold slightly more than one million shares of his holdings in the company for $671 million, making it the largest amount of money he has ever raised in a sale of his Amazon holdings
  • On Aug 4, 2016 - sold 1,000,000 of his shares at a value of $756.7 Million.
  • As of September 21, 2016, Bezos owns 80.9 million shares of Amazon stock.
  • The current market value of the shares personally owned by Jeff Bezos is $62,100,000,000.00.

Other Info

  • Famous Quote-"A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well."
  • Character traits- Innovation. Persistence, Attention to detail
  • Interesting fact- 2nd richest person in us and 3rd richest person in the world
  • Amazon.com has effected my life because my mom buys from their
  • In 2013, he purchased 'The Washington Post.'

Works Cited

  • "Jeff Bezos." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 7 Dec. 2016. Web. 07 Dec. 2016.
  • "Jeff Bezos." Biography.com. A&E Networks Television, 18 July 2016. Web. 09 Dec. 2016.

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