Jeffrey Preston Bezos born January 12, 1964) is an American entrepreneur, investor, computer engineer and commercial astronaut. He is the former president , founder, executive chairman and CEO of Amazon.
– Age: 58 – Residence: Washington – Founder and Executive Chair: Amazon (AMZN) – Net Worth: $146 billion – Amazon Ownership Stake: 10% ($120 billion) – Other Assets: Blue Origin ($9.15 billion private asset), The Washington Post ($250 million private asset), and $14.9 billion in cash.
In 1994, Jeff Bezos founded Amazon shortly after he resigned from the hedge fund giant D.E. Shaw. Though Amazon.com originally started out selling books, it has since modified into all-in-one shop. Presently, it is the world’s largest retailer.
Jeff Bezos’ earnings depend on the day and stock market. According to Forbes, nearly 90% of Bezos’ wealth lies in his Amazon stocks - he was reportedly only paid $81,000 per year in his time as a CEO.
The Washington Post Co. sold its flagship newspaper to Bezos, thus ending the Graham family’s stewardship. Jeff reportedly paid $250 million in cash for The Post and its affiliated publications.
When Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott had a split in 2019, their divorce was the costliest in history. Bezos reportedly gave $38 billion worth of Amazon stock to his ex-wife, to whom he was married for 25 years and has four children.
With a net worth of around US$146 billion as of June 2022, Bezos is the second-wealthiest person in the world and was the wealthiest from 2017 to 2021 according to both Bloomberg's Billionaires Index and Forbes.