Bezos graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Princeton University in 1986 and worked on the Wall Street in New York. He joined Fitel and worked on building a network for international trade. In 1988, he joined Bankers Trust and rose through the ranks to serve as Vice President. In December 1990, he joined D. E. Shaw as a Computer Specialist; in 1992, he became Senior Vice President. In 1994, Bezos founded Amazon.com. The company, which initially operated out of the garage of Bezos' two-bedroom ...Contact us to see more Biography
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Poplar Glen, a company which appears to be associated with Amazon.com, bought a 2000 Dassault Falcon 900EX with serial number 900EX-68 from Duke Energy in June 2004.Contact us to see more Interesting Facts
Interests, Passion, Hobbies
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Finance - Investment
Description: Reportedly has invested in numerous companies through Bezos Expeditions.
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Reading
Description: Likes to read about space travel and science fiction. One of Bezos's favorite books is "The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Finance
Description: Was associated with several financial services companies, including Bankers Trust and D.E. Shaw.
Giving Profile: Bezos serves as a Director of the Bezos Family Foundation. In 2015, the foundation had more than $54 million in assets and donated more than $20 million; gives primarily to social and human services, community development, and educational causes. Recipients include Teach For America, Woodland Park Zoological Society, the Friends of Global Nomads Group, Aspen University and the University of Washington. Bezos has spent $42 million to fund the first full-scale Clock of The Long Now Foundation, designed to last 10,000 years. The Long Now Foundation was established to develop the clock, library projects, and to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. Bezos reportedly gifted each girl of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG) an e-book reader, Kindle, in 2012. He has also invested an undisclosed amount to recover the Apollo 11 F-1 engine, which was founded by a team lying 14,000 feet below the water surface. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Bezos is a former Trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study, and served as the Chairman of The Business Council. In May 2016, Bezos pledged to donate $1 million to Mary's Place, a nonprofit organization that provides shelter and other basic facilities to homeless women.Contact us to see more Philanthropy
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