Many people, when they hear the word: “The richest man on earth”, immediately remember the name “Bill Gate”. But only few people are aware of other billionaires that are making waves. Forbes Richest Man in 2020 was an American businessman, Jeff Bezos. This article is about his biography, how he came to fame and what he did differently.
Full name Jeffrey Preston Bezos was born on January 12, 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
In his early years, while still in high school, he created the dream institute; a center that allows students to exchange ideas and reflect on life opportunities. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science in 1986. After graduation, he took a few odd jobs, later joining the New York Investment bank, D.E Shaw & Co. in the year 1990. He left his job in 1994 to open a virtual bookstore in Seattle, Washington. He turns his garage into his office with very few employees, where he develops software for his website; Amazon.
In 2005, Amazon went a step further it sold client electronics, attire and hardware. In 2006 and 2007, he introduced the Amazon Web Service (AWS) and a new hand-held reading device known as the kindle, a digital book reader with wireless internet connectivity that enables customers to purchase, download, read and store a massive choice of book on-demand. And in 2010, he created the announcement that Amazon sales of Kindle books had surpassed hardcover books.
Amazon’s annual net sales rose from $ 510,000 in 1995 to $ 178.6 billion as of July 16, 2020, making him the richest person in the world that year.
Jeff Bezos is married to his beautiful wife Mackenzie and the couple had four children; three sons and a daughter, but sadly both divorced in 2019.
Unlike his peers at the time, Jeff Bezos did not particularly bury his head, the vice president of New Investment Bank. Many people in modern society prefer to be where they feel comfortable. But Jeff Bezos’s story teaches us this; If you have a dream and follow it with all your might, you never know how far you can go.
Make your dreams come true.