Jeff Bezos Net Worth Revealed

Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of online shopping portal Amazon.com. He has a net worth of $28 billion and Amazon is rightly considered the largest retailer on the web. 

  • Jeff Bezos passed his high school as a valedictorian.
  • Carnegie Mellon University has acknowledged his work by awarding him with an honorary doctorate degree in Science and Technology.
  • He has played a pivotal role in the growth of E-Commerce.
  • His parents’ divorced when he was young and his mother was remarried to another man when Jeff was 4.

Jeff Bezos has helped consumers worldwide with the invention of an online shopping portal which delivers products at one’s doorstep. His work with the Amazon Kindle has also won the hearts of millions of readers all over the world. Amazon initially stuck to selling books online. After the popularity soared and the potential was estimated, the company quickly increased its product set up. Currently, the website sells almost anything under the sun. 

Lately in 2013, Jeff Bezos was involved in the acquisition of The Washington Post newspaper for $250 million.  Jeff Bezos bought the post personally without keeping the interest of Amazon in mind. The man planned to study physics in Princeton University but his love for computers proved to be the barrier. He then graduated with a Bachelor of Science Engineering degree in electrical engineering and computer science.  

Upon graduation, Jeff headed to Wall Street to work in the computer science department. He left his well paying job when he understood the vast potential of the Internet. The man then set up Amazon in his garage and the rest is history. He was recognized as the Businessperson of the Year by Fortune in 2008. The man is currently married to Mackenzie Bezos and the couple has 4 children together.

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