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Jeffrey Preston BEZOS

Primary Position:
Chairman and CEO
Primary Company:
Amazon.com
Estimated Net Worth:
At least $72.5 billion
Source of Wealth:
Self-Made
Age:
53
Birthday:
12 January 1964
Religion:
Unknown
Nationality:
United States
Hometown:
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Marital Status:
Married

Biography

Bezos was born in New Mexico in January 1964. He graduated from Princeton University in 1986 and went on to work 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 Senior Vice President. In 1994, Bezos founded Amazon.com. The company, which initially operated out of the ...

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Education History

Institution Name:
River Oaks Elementary School
Qualification Name:
Transferred
Education Type:
Primary School
Start Date:
 
End Date:
 
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Interesting Facts

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.

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Interests, Passion, Hobbies

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Technology - Internet
Description: Founder of Amazon.com, an Internet-based e-commerce company.

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Film
Description: Reportedly made a cameo appearance as an alien in the film, "Star Trek Beyond".

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Sports - Tennis
Description: Appears to have an interest in tennis. Played tennis with Anna Kournikova in Grand Central Terminal in 2003 to raise funds for the Harlem Junior Tennis Program.

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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 is also a former 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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