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Jeffrey Preston BEZOS

Primary Position:
Chairman
Primary Company:
Amazon.com
Estimated Net Worth:
At least $86.3 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 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 ...

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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

In July 2016, Bezos joined the Defense Innovation Advisory Board, an organization set up in 2016 to bring technological innovation and best practices of Silicon Valley, California to the U.S. Military.

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Interests, Passion, Hobbies

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Vehicles - Cars
Description: Reportedly owns a Chevrolet Blazer, which he loves to drive in his spare time. He has driven from New York to Seattle, Washington.

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 August 2016, TVPX Acquisitions sold the aircraft to Forbes Bros. Aircraft. In August 2015, TVPX Sales sold a 2015 Gulfstream G-650ER with serial number 6133 to Poplar Glen.

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Technology - Blogging
Description: Reportedly has a personal blog.

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Philanthropy

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.

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