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Jeffrey Preston BEZOS

Primary Position:
Chairman and CEO
Primary Company:
Amazon.com
Estimated Net Worth:
At least $66.6 billion
Source of Wealth:
Self-Made
Age:
52
Birthday:
12 January 1964
Religion:
Unknown
Nationality:
United States
Hometown:
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Marital Status:
Married

Biography

Bezos graduated from Princeton University in 1986 and worked in Wall Street, New York. He joined Fitel and worked on building a network for international trade. In 1988, he joined Bankers Trust as an Executive and rose through the ranks to serve as Vice President before leaving in 1990. He then joined D. E. Shaw as a Senior Vice President and served until 1994. In the same year, he founded Amazon.com. Initially, it operated out of the garage of Bezos' two-bedroom home in ...

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Education History

Institution Name:
Miami Palmetto Senior High School
Qualification Name:
Diploma
Education Type:
High School
Start Date:
 
End Date:
 
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Interesting Facts

Bezos was reportedly involved in the development of computer systems that manage more than $250 billion in assets for Bankers Trust Company.

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Interests, Passion, Hobbies

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Technology - Social Networks
Description: Active on social networks; tweets with the handle @JeffBezos.

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Aviation - Private Jet
Description: Poplar Glen, an affiliated company of Amazon.com, bought a 2000 Dassault Falcon 900EX with serial number 900EX-68 from Duke Energy in June 2004; sold the aircraft to TVPX Sales in 2015, and TVPX Acquisitions leased the aircraft to Poplar Glen in 2015. In 2015, TVPX Sales sold a 2015 Gulfstream G-650ER with serial number 6133 to Poplar Glen.

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Politics
Description: Generous political donor gives to both sides of the political aisle. Lifetime giving exceeds $108,000.

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Philanthropy

Giving Profile: Bezos serves as a Director of the Bezos Family Foundation. In 2014, the foundation had more than $28 million in assets and donated more than $22 million; gives primarily to social and human services, community development and educational causes. Recipients include Teach For America, Woodland Park Zoological Society, 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 found 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 also served as a Trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study; in October 2014, he was appointed as Chairman of The Business Council. In May 2016, Bezos pledged to donate $1 million to Mary's Place, a non-profit organization that provides shelter and other basic facilities to homeless women.

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