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Jeff Bezos
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Bezos in 2017
Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen

(1964-01-12) January 12, 1964 (age 57)
Alma materPrinceton University (B.S.)
OccupationChairman and CEO of, Inc.
Net worthUS$115.9 billion (December 2019)[1]
Spouse(s)MacKenzie Tuttle (m. 1993–2019) «start: (1993)–end+1: (2020)»"Marriage: MacKenzie Tuttle to Jeff Bezos" Location: (linkback:
AwardsTime Person of the Year 1999
Washington CEO Person of The Year at the same time

Jeffrey Preston Bezos (born Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen; January 12, 1964) is the founder of, Inc. He is also the chairman, president, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of

Education and career

Bezos graduated from Princeton University as he was also a member of the Tau Beta Pi Association, he hired at D. E. Shaw & Co. as a financial analyst before founding in 1994. He is currently the richest person in the world as of December 2019 with a net worth of over US$115 billion.

Net worth

When markets opened on July 27, 2017, Bezos briefly became the world's richest person, surpassing Bill Gates with a net worth of just over $90 billion. He lost the title later in the day when Amazon's stock dropped, returning him to second place with a net worth just below $90 billion.[2] On October 27, 2017, Bezos again surpassed Gates on the Forbes list as the richest person in the world.[3]

In August 2020, Bezos became the first person in history to have a net worth of $200 billion, according to Forbes.[4]

Hacking claim

In February 2019, Bezos published a blog post alleging that National Enquirer publisher American Media, Inc. had attempted blackmail and extortion in connection with Bezos' alleged affair with Lauren Sánchez.[5]


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