Unseen facts about Jeff Bezos
He was the son of Ted Jorgensen and Jacklyn Gise, seventeen when she gave birth to him. His parents divorced after 17 months of marriage when he had one.
His biological father lost contact with his ex-wife and son shortly after their divorce. In 2013, when Brad Stone, a journalist for Bloomberg Businessweek, went to see Ted, he was puzzled to learn that he was the father of the famous Jeff Bezos. He did not remember his son’s name, and he did not know that Jeff was alive.
He retired early and lived the rest of his days at the family ranch called “Lazy G” in Cotulla, Texas. The family moved to Houston, Texas, where he attended River Oaks Elementary in Houston from 4th to 6th. Later they would move to Miami; there, he entered Palmetto Senior High School. He then studied Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at Princeton University, graduating cum laude in 1986.
About his career
He developed a brilliant career, first as a computer programmer and later as a financial analyst.
He was an employee of a fiber optic company and later joined a Wall Street hedge fund and other companies. It is with an initial investment of $ 300,000. His parents invested a lot of money in the company.
It offered a catalogue of books with more than 200,000 titles. In a few months, the website had more than 2,000 daily visitors, and a year later, it reached 50,000 a day. On July 16, 1995, the sale of the first book was recorded.
This first project was based in the garage of a house rented together with his wife Mackenzie in the city of Flor del Campo, where they installed three servers. For two years, Bezos and his wife worked packing and taking shipments to the post office.
Jeff Bezos decided to change the name of the company to Amazon, possibly as a positioning strategy. Since then, the lists of web pages ordered alphabetically were disseminated, thus appearing in the first places of the search engines.
The growth of the company made it diversify its objectives by expanding its offer to CDs, DVDs, toys, and electronics. In 2007, Amazon put on sale an electronic device called Kindle, to read digital books.
In 2014, they released the Fire Phone, a Smartphone with 2GB of RAM, and two displays.
Amazon employees are classified in levels ranging from 1 to 12. The latter is only held by him. The first includes the operators who move merchandise in warehouses by walking more than 15 kilometres on average in their logistics centres. Jeff Bezos was elected in 2014, the best boss in the world, according to the unions at the third congress of the International Confederation of Trade Unions in Berlin in a vote carried out online.
The richest in the world and history
In March 2018, with an estimated wealth of US $ 150,000 million, he became the richest in the world and also in history without taking inflation into account. Bezos’ fortune, when he was 54 years old, resides in the shares he owns in Amazon, the e-commerce giant. The 80 million titles it owns comprise about 17% of the company.
The richest man in the world was making $ 2,489 per second at the time, according to Business Insider calculations.