When you think of an entrepreneur, almost everyone thinks of Jeffrey Bezos. After all, when the Internet itself was new, he founded one of the largest online stores, Amazon. Bezos is also known as one of the richest people in the world. In this article, we will share facts about Jeff Bezos that you may not have heard yet👇
1. Jeff Bezos was born on January 12, 1964, so he is now 59 years old. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn, the sign of intelligent, disciplined, born leaders. Are we surprised? of course not
2. His mother, Jacklyn Guyse, was only 16 years old when Jeff Bezos was born. His father, Ted Jorgensen, was 18 years old. They divorced after seventeen months of marriage. Jeff later took the surname of his mother’s second wife, Miguel Bezos.
3. Jeff Bezos started working at McDonald’s when he was 16 years old. Bezos believes that this work has made him a more responsible person. He also ignited his passion for customer service and personnel management.
4. Bezos went to Princeton University to study physics, but later switched to electrical engineering and computer science. He then graduated summa cum laude in 1986.
5. Amazon was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife Mackenzie Scott.
6. Bezos originally wanted to name his e-commerce company “Cadabra” but decided against it, believing that people might understand it as “corpse.”
7. Jeff Bezos considered other names like “MakeItSo” and “Relentless” before “Amazon” but decided it would be better to start with an “a”.
8. In the early days of Amazon, Bezos used doors as tables because doors were cheaper than tables. Over time, door tables have become a symbol of Amazon.
9. Bezos is obsessed with his customers and takes every review very seriously. This may be the reason for Amazon’s success.
10. Bezos email on Amazon is public
11. He became a millionaire at 33, a billionaire at 35.
12. Bezos does the dishes every night and jokingly says it’s one of the sexiest things he’s ever done. Many entrepreneurs love to wash dishes. That’s because research has shown that dishwashing can reduce stress and increase creativity.
13. He founded a space exploration company called Blue Origin on September 8, 2000, two years before Elon Musk’s SpaceX. According to Bezos, this is his most important work.
14. Jeff Bezos confessed to superstition in an interview with Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai. Blue Origin even has special boots that he wears during rocket launches.
15. He survived a helicopter crash in 2003.
16. In 2004, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk met and had dinner together to discuss space.
17. In 2012, he used Blackberry phones, which were very popular at the time. This phone inspired him to develop the first Kindle.
18. A big Star Trek fan, Bezos named his company Zefram after the characters on the show. Star Trek influenced the design of Amazon’s Echo smart speaker and was instrumental in the launch of Blue Origin.
19. On July 27, 2017, Jeff Bezos surpassed Bill Gates to become the richest man in the world for a few hours.
20. Stepped down as Amazon CEO on July 5, 2021 to focus more on other areas of the business.
21. Jeff Bezos is 1.71 meters tall.
22. Banning Microsoft PowerPoint from leadership meetings at Amazon. Instead, he asked employees to read and discuss their notes aloud.
23. She has a characteristic smile. Some people say that your smile gets worse as you get richer.
24. Bezos’ childhood dream was to fly into space. He made this dream come true on July 20, 2021 thanks to Blue Origin.
25. Amazon spends $1.6 million a year on Jeff Bezos’ security.
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