The world seems to always revolve around those it considers powerful and rich. And when it comes to power and wealth, one person that easily comes to mind is Jeff Bezos. Well, you might know Bezos as the founder of the world’s largest online retail company, Amazon. But there is actually more to him. And yes, there is his ‘resourceful, smart, brainy wife MacKenzie Bezos (alias Tuttle). This power couple has a lot of history hovering them which you would want to know about.
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WHO IS JEFF BEZOS?
Jeff Bezos has an originally lengthy name which is spelt out as Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen in 1964. He was birthed by Ted and Jorgensen and Jacklyn Preston, who was 17 and with a rich heritage. After a year plus, Jacklyn left off her marriage with Ted and went for Miguel Mike Bezos. This caused Jeff’s panegyric name to simply become Jeff Bezos (not like it matters anyway).
Even as a child, Jeff showed deep interest in scientific matters. And all through his schooling, he pursued his interest. So that he went on to study electrical engineering and computer science at Princeton University.
After school, Bezos worked in the computer science field and also ventured into the financial business, international trade and a hedge fund.
1994 was the year when Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in his garage at Seattle. And the rest is history. Right now, he owns nearly 17% of Amazon. His net worth is $95.4 bill. At a time, Bezos briefly topped Forbes’ ranks of the world’s richest in July 2017, as his online retailer’s stock surged.
Bezo’s other passion is space travel. In fact, in an interview, he had when he was eighteen, he “said he wanted to build space hotels, amusement parks and colonies for 2 million or 3 million people who would be in orbit. According to him, ‘The whole idea is to preserve the earth’. And he has followed up with his dream with his aerospace company, Blue Origin. Right now, the space flight startup company is developing a reusable rocket that Bezos says will carry passengers. Even at this, Bezos has more ambitious plans for Blue Origin:
“We want to go everywhere, [requiring significantly lower launch costs.] Our number-one opponent is gravity. … The vision for Blue is pretty simple. We want to see millions of people living and working in space. That’s going to take a long time. I think it’s a worthwhile goal.”
Bezos exhibited an extension of his greatness when he purchased The Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million. Not just that, though, Bezos has contributed to the success of a whole lot of other companies. Companies like Airbnb, Linden Lab, Aviary, Google, Uber, Twitter etc. have benefitted from his funding. All these and much more are part of the Bezos Expedition.
And you would want to know that he featured in one of the Star Wars seasons.
Not many will know Jeff Bezos’ wife. But the few who do knows that she is physically, mentally and financially on point. First off, she is a writer of great repute. Her first novel, The Testing of Luther Albright, won the 2006 American Book Award. She recently published another novel, Traps, in 2013.
She worked for Jeff Bezos in 1992 at his hedge fund job. During this time, she fell for his warm laughter and asked him out to a meal. After six months, they got married. And then, they moved to Seattle from New York together. So Mackenzie Bezos has been with Jeff right from his beginning as the founder of Amazon.
Right now, MacKenzie Bezos is the director of Bystander Revolution, an anti-bullying revolution which she founded in 2014.
So pretty much, this couple is making some big impact on humanity itself.
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Here is a Jeff Bezos quote that will get you started on a successful future.