Jefferey P. Bezos


  • Founder, Chairman and CEO, Amazon.Com, Inc.1
  • 68th Richest Person in the World2
  • 33rd Richest Person in America3
  • Former Vice-President, Bankers Trust, a division of Deutsche Bank4
  • Former Senior Vice-President, D. E. Shaw & Co.5


Jefferey Preston Bezos was born January 12, 1964 when his mother, Jackie Bezos, was still in her teens. Her marriage to his father lasted little more than a year. She remarried when Bezos was five. Bezos’s stepfather, Miguel Bezos, was born in Cuba; he migrated to the United States alone at age 15 and worked his way through the University of Albuquerque. When he married Bezos’s mother, the family moved to Houston, Texas, and Miguel Bezos became an engineer for Exxon. Bezos attended River Oaks Elementary in Houston from 4th to 6th grade.6

Bezos showed intense and varied scientific interests at an early age. He rigged an electric alarm to keep his younger siblings out of his room and maintain his privacy. He converted his parents’ garage into a laboratory for his science projects. The family moved to Miami, Florida, where Bezos attended Miami Palmetto Senior High School. He entered Princeton University, planning to study physics, but soon returned to his love of computers and graduated with a degree in computer science and electrical engineering. Bezos was awarded an honorary doctorate in Science and Technology from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008.7

After graduating from Princeton, Mr. Bezos worked on Wall Street in the computer science field. Then he worked on building a network for international trade for a company known as Fitel. Bezos then worked for Bankers Trust, a company now owned by Deutsche Bank, becoming  vice-president at the age of 26. He went on to work in computer science for D. E. Shaw & Co, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, becoming the company’s youngest senior vice-president. 89

Bezos founded in 1994 after making a cross country drive from New York to Seattle, writing up the Amazon business plan on the way and setting up the original company in his garage. His work with Amazon eventually led him to become one of the most prominent dot-com entrepreneurs.10 Mr. Bezos has been listed in the Forbes list of the richest people in the world for several years, ranking 68th as of 2009.11 He is also ranked as the 33rd richest person in America.12

In 2004, he founded a human spaceflight startup company called Blue Origin.  The company has launched at least three test rockets and hopes to progress to orbital spaceflight.13

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2 comments for “Jefferey P. Bezos

  1. jeremias Gurion
    March 8, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    As you say my books violate the ethics policy and company morale and are considered offensive then I wonder what these books do not violate company policy? These publications are offensive as well as vulgar, No one saw them?

    Who are Jos Dumor and Jim Johns (Juicy Pussy) enjoying such benefits or do not pass through the sensors of morality and ethics?

    Perhaps if the only violation that my name is Latin and theirs is Anglo-Saxon, is a racial issue, is that Latinos are discriminated against by employees of the company behind the directors or favor friends or maybe even the same employee soon others. These books have long been among the best sellers and no one has seen the offensive material offered, and I think you know very well is violating my rights and encouraging these people, you close my account arbitrarily and knows very well what theirs? What will you do with them?, Veer close the face or eyes to see, I hope your answer.

  2. jeremias Gurion
    March 8, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Según usted me dice mis libros violan la política de ética y moral de la compañía y son considerados ofensivos entonces le pregunto ¿Estos libros no violan la política de la compañía? estas publicaciones son ofensivas además de vulgares, ¿Nadie las vio?

    ¿Quiénes son Jos Dumor y Jim Johns (Juicy Pussy) que gozan de tales beneficios o no pasan por los sensores de la moral y la ética?

    Quizás si las violen solo que mi apellido es latino y el de ellos es anglosajón, será un asunto racial, será que los latinos somos discriminados por los empleados de la compañía a espaldas de los directivos o se favorecen amigos o quizás hasta a los mismos empleados sobre los demás. Estos libros han estado por mucho tiempo entre los más vendidos y nadie ha visto el material ofensivo que ofrece, creo y usted lo sabe muy bien está violando mis derechos y favoreciendo a estas personas, usted cerrara mi cuenta arbitrariamente y lo sabe muy bien ¿y la de ellos? ¿Qué hará con la de ellos?, virara el rostro o cerrara los ojos para no ver, espero su respuesta.

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