History[ edit ] Blue Origin's three vehicles as of late A profile published in described a Miami Herald interview Bezos gave after he was named valedictorian of his high school class. The year-old Bezos said he wanted "to build space hotels, amusement parks and colonies for 2 million or 3 million people who would be in orbit. The goal was to be able to evacuate humans.
See Article History Alternative Title: Under his guidance, Amazon became the largest retailer on the World Wide Web and the model for Internet sales.
While still in high schoolBezos developed the Dream Institute, a centre that promoted creative thinking in young students. After graduating summa cum laude from Princeton University with degrees in electrical engineering and computer sciencehe undertook a series of jobs before joining the New York investment bank D.
Its enormous potential—Web usage was growing by more than 2, percent a year—sparked his entrepreneurial imagination. In he quit D. Shaw and moved to SeattleWashington, to open a virtual bookstore. Working out of his garage with a handful of employees, Bezos began developing the software for the site.
Named after the South American river, Amazon sold its first book in July Bezos, JeffJeff Bezos, Open 24 hours a day, the site was user-friendly, encouraging browsers to post their own reviews of books and offering discounts, personalized recommendations, and searches for out-of-print books.
In June it began selling CDs, and later that year it added videos. In Bezos added auctions to the site and invested in other virtual stores. The success of Amazon encouraged other retailers, including major book chains, to establish online stores.
As more companies battled for Internet dollars, Bezos saw the need to diversify, and by Amazon offered a vast array of products, including consumer electronics, apparel, and hardware.
Amazon diversified even further in by introducing Amazon Web Services AWSa cloud-computing service that eventually became the largest such service in the world. In late Amazon released a new handheld reading device called the Kindlea digital book reader with wireless Internet connectivity, enabling customers to purchase, download, read, and store a vast selection of books on demand.
Amazon announced in that sales of Kindle books had surpassed those of hardcover books. That same year Amazon moved into making its own television shows and movies with its Amazon Studios division.
Aside from Amazon, Bezos also founded a spaceflight company, Blue Originin Blue Origin bought a launch site in Texas soon thereafter and planned to introduce a crewed suborbital spacecraft, New Shepard, in and an orbital launch vehicleNew Glenn, in Jeff Bezos, byname of Jeffrey Preston Bezos, (born January 12, , Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.), American entrepreneur who played a key role in the growth of e-commerce as the founder and chief executive officer of vetconnexx.com, Inc., an online merchant .
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Bezos from The New York Times. Jeffrey P. Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
His mother was still in her teens, and her marriage to his father lasted little more than a year. Jeff Bezos on Forbes.
Amazon's chief Jeff Bezos is the first person with a net worth surpassing $ billion in the 3 decades that Forbes has tracked the richest vetconnexx.comality: United States. Aug 11, · I had an incident last year that I purchased a set of pots from Amazon and waited about 6 weeks and it never arrived.
After getting frustrated on chat with customer service, I just copied the whole chat and sent it off to [email protected] with the subject: my time to put '?' in the subject line (as Jeff is famous for doing when an issue arises).