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Jeff Bezos: all news and scoops!

  • Occupation : Businessman
  • Real name: Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen
  • Sign: Capricorn
  • Date of birth: Sunday, January 12, 1964 (age: 57 years old)
  • Country: United States

is adopted by his father-in-law, Miguel Bezos, a Cuban immigrant living in the United States, and takes his name. A brilliant student, he entered Princeton University where he graduated in computer science.

Jeff Bezos began his career in a start-up specialized in finance and telecommunications. He was then recruited by Bankers Trust in New York, and became vice-president in 1990. From 1990 to 1994, he was a financial analyst for a US investment fund, D.E Shaw & Co.

In 1994, faced with the growth of online commerce, Jeff Bezos decided to create his online bookstore business, Amazon, and moved to Seattle. In 1995, he launched Amazon.com. Over the years, he diversified his product offering and expanded into music and movies, and then into all types of products. The company becomes one of the leaders in online commerce in the world. In 2015, its sales exceed $100 billion.

At the same time, Jeff Bezos invests in numerous start-ups through his holding company Bezos Expeditions. In November 2017, he becomes the richest man in the world with an estimated fortune of over $100 billion.

On the private side, he has been married to Mackenzie Tuttle since 1993. The couple has four children; three sons and a daughter, adopted in China. On January 9, 2019, the couple announced their divorce on social networks. On July 5, 2019, their divorce is pronounced.

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