Jeff Bezos

CEO and Founder, Amazon.com

Jeff Bezos

CEO and Founder, Amazon.com
REAL TIME NET WORTH
$157.4B
as of 8/14/18
  • Amazon's chief Jeff Bezos is the first person with a net worth surpassing $150 billion in the 3 decades that Forbes has tracked the richest Americans.
  • He owns 16% of e-commerce colossus Amazon, which he founded in a garage in Seattle in 1994.
  • Bezos attended Princeton and worked at a hedge fund before quitting to sell books online.
  • His other passion is space travel: His aerospace company, Blue Origin, is developing a reusable rocket that Bezos says will carry passengers.
  • Bezos purchased The Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million.
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Stats
Age54
Source of WealthAmazon.com, Self Made
ResidenceSeattle, Washington
CitizenshipUnited States
Marital StatusSeparated
Children4
EducationBachelor of Arts/Science, Princeton University
Did you know
Growing up, Jeff Bezos worked summers on his grandfather's ranch repairing Caterpillar tractors.
Bezos met Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998 and managed to become one of the company's first angel investors, putting in $250,000.
Net worth over time
$47.8B
Richest In Tech
August 2015
$47B
Forbes 400
September 2015
$45.2B
Billionaires
March 2016
$66.2B
Richest In Tech
August 2016
$67B
Forbes 400
October 2016
$72.8B
Billionaires
March 2017
$81.7B
Richest In Tech
August 2017
$81.5B
Forbes 400
October 2017
$112B
Billionaires
March 2018
$132B
The Richest Person In Every State
May 2018

I didn't think I'd regret trying and failing. And I suspected I would always be haunted by a decision to not try at all.

Jeff Bezos
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Connections
Amazon.com
Holds stake in Amazon.com
Princeton University
Attended the school
Bill Gates
Related by industry: Technology
Seattle, WA
Resides in Seattle, WA Metropolitan Area
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