The Amazing Story of Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on January 12, 1964, and he was fascinated with engineering and electronics from a very early age. He attended the University of Princeton and earned a degree in electrical engineering and computer science, which allowed him to work on Wall Street when he was just 22 years old. However, Jeff wanted to be a self-made man and so he decided to create an online bookshop in 1994, which he initially set up in his garage.
The company in question was called Amazon.com, and it would make him the 13th richest American in history. Jeff chose this particular name for practical purposes, since it would allow his online store to appear among the first in an alphabetically ordered list. By 2001, his modest shop was starting to turn a profit, and by September 2011, Jeff Bezos had a net worth of $19.1 billion.
Nowadays, Amazon.com is a giant multinational e-commerce company that retails anything from DVDs, Mp3s and computer software to clothes, toys, food and furniture. Apart from founding this highly successful company, Jeff Bezos was also involved in the creation of Blue Origin, which is a privately funded aerospace company that develops technologies that would allow private human access to outer space.