Jeff Bezos , byname of Jeffrey Preston Bezos, (born January 12, 1964, 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, Inc., an online merchant of books and later of a wide variety of products. Under his guidance, Amazon became the largest retailer on the World Wide Web and the model for Internet sales.

Quick Info
Nickname Jeff
Profession Technology and Retail Entrepreneur, Investor, and Philanthropist
Date Of Birth January 12, 1964 (Sunday)
Birth Place Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Religion Jeff Bezos has never disclosed any details of his religious belief. The public record is similarly lacking.
Nationality American
Zodiac Sign Capricorn

Early Life & Family

Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on January 12, 1964, the son of Jacklyn (née Gise) and Theodore Jørgensen. At the time of Jeff's birth, his mother was a 17-year-old high school student and his father was 19 years old. Jørgensen had ancestry from Denmark and was born in Chicago to a family of Baptists. After completing high school despite challenging conditions, Jacklyn attended night school while bringing Jeff along as a baby. Jeff attended a Montessori school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when he was two years old. After his parents divorced, his mother married Cuban immigrant Miguel "Mike" Bezos in April 1968.[22] Shortly after the wedding, Mike adopted four-year-old Jeff, whose surname was then legally changed from Jorgensen to Bezos.

Hometown New Mexico, U.S. (resides in Seattle, Washington)
Wife/Spouse MacKenzie Bezos (Novelist)
Children Son(s)- 3 Daughter- 1 (adopted from China)
Parents Father- Ted Jorgensen,Miguel Mike Bezos (step), Mother- Jacklyn Bezos
Siblings Sister- Christina Bezos, Brother- Mark Bezos (works for the New York based anti-poverty organisation Robin Hood)

Hobbies & Interests

The 57-year-old Bezos has a penchant for unusual adventures, hobbies that take him on days-long horseback rides or to the bottom of the ocean. In fact, his next voyage will take him to the outer reaches of Earth's gravitational pull. On July 20, Bezos, his brother, and two other passengers will take an 11-minute trip to space aboard a Blue Origin rocket.

Favorite TV Show Star Trek
Favorite Food Octopus with potatoes, Bacon, Green Garlic Yogurt

Education & Career

After Bezos graduated from college in 1986, he was offered jobs at Intel, Bell Labs, and Andersen Consulting, among others. He first worked at Fitel, a fintech telecommunications start-up, where he was tasked with building a network for international trade. Bezos was promoted to head of development and director of customer service thereafter. He transitioned into the banking industry when he became a product manager at Bankers Trust. He worked there from 1988 to 1990. He then joined D. E. Shaw & Co, a newly founded hedge fund with a strong emphasis on mathematical modelling in 1990 and worked there until 1994. Bezos became D. E. Shaw's fourth senior vice-president at age 30.

  • River Oaks Elementary School, Houston, Texas, United States
  • Miami Palmetto High School, Florida, United States
College/University Princeton University, New Jersey, United States
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Princeton University

Personal Life

In 1992, Bezos was working for D. E. Shaw in Manhattan when he met novelist MacKenzie Tuttle, who was a research associate at the firm; the couple married a year later. In 1994, they moved across the country to Seattle, Washington, where Bezos founded Amazon. Bezos and his now ex-wife MacKenzie are the parents of four children: three sons, and one daughter adopted from China. Bezos and MacKenzie have not disclosed their religious status. Public records, family history, and biographical details suggest that both were raised under some form of Christianity.

Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Divorced
  • MacKenzie S. Tuttle (Novelist; 1992-2019)
  • Lauren Sanchez (Journalist; 2018-present)
Marriage Date Year 1993


Bezos used what he called a "regret-minimization framework" while he worked at D. E. Shaw and again during the early years of Amazon. He described this life philosophy by stating: "When I'm 80, am I going to regret leaving Wall Street? No. Will I regret missing the beginning of the Internet? Yes." During the 1990s and early 2000s at Amazon, he was characterized as trying to quantify all aspects of running the company, often listing employees on spreadsheets and basing executive decisions on data. To push Amazon forward, Bezos developed the mantra "Get Big Fast", establishing the company's need to scale its operations to produce market dominance. He favored diverting Amazon profits back into the company in lieu of allocating it amongst shareholders in the form of dividends.

Car Collection
  • 1996 Honda Accord
  • 1988 Chevrolet Blazer
Jet Collection Dassault Falcon 900 EX
Assets/Properties 12,000 square feet Beverly Hills Mansion
Net Worth (approx.) $150 billion (as of April 2022)

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