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Jeff Bezos – Amazon Founder & CEO

Jeff Bezos, an American entrepreneur and e-commerce pioneer, the creator of online store Amazon.com. He is also the founder of Blue Origin, a company that aims to make space travel affordable to ordinary people. Bezos always has his customer in mind, no matter what he is working on. His number one priority is making it as available and easily accessible as possible.

A hyper-intelligent, ultra-driven individual, Bezos’s a dual-personality can turn him from a compassionate person to a rough executive within seconds. An extraordinarily ambitious person, Jeff Bezos to this day seeks to push the possibilities of modern technology beyond the imaginable.

It wasn’t until he turned 10, Bezos found out that he had a stepfather. It had been years since his biological father left, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a billionaire, in fact, that was only the beginning of his journey to get to the top.

While spending summers in Texas, he was introduced to the space industry where his grandfather worked and so he became a role model for little Jeff, who dreamed of achieving greatness. As a child, Bezos had broad interests, particularly in science. One time, he converted his parent’s garage into a science laboratory where he made things like cooking contraptions from an umbrella or an alarm system using parts from Radio shack.

He was always very bookish which was why his mother enrolled him into the gifted kids program and that led him to become a valedictorian in high school. So off he set to Princeton to study physics only to realize his brain wasn’t wired to calculate momentum and inertia. Thus, he switched majors and graduated in computer science and electrical engineering.

Jeff Bezos is known as the CEO of Amazon, but very few people know that Jeff worked at Macdonald’s, Intel, Bell Labs, and Andersen Consulting, among others. In late 1993, Bezos decided to establish an online bookstore. He left his job at D. E. Shaw and founded Amazon in his garage.

In 1994, Jeff designed the Amazon Company’s business plan on a cross-country drive from New York City to Seattle. Jeff initially named his new company ‘Cadabra’ but later changed the name to ‘Amazon’. 

Jeff’s hard work and dedication proved that if there is a strong will, no work is impossible. Jeff’s company has several records to his name today. Jeff received his first major award in 1999 when Time named him Person of the Year. As he was first included on the Forbes World’s Billionaires list with a registered net worth of $10.1 billion.

From humble beginnings starting in a garage selling one book at a time amazon has grown into an unstoppable conglomerate across multiple industries such as retail logistics customers technology, cloud computing and most recently media and the entertainment their founder and leader Jeff Bezos is known for his transformational and leadership style showcases his charisma and power to things that were needed to build the largest store in the world. 


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