Jeff Bezos Net Worth

Net Worth: $112 Billion
  • Source of Wealth:

    Internet retailing (Amazon)
  • Age:

  • Birth Place:

    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Marital Status:

    Married (Mackenzie Bezos)
  • Full Name:

    Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos
  • Nationality:

    United States
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About Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos

American businessman, founder, president, CEO, and chairman of, Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos, has a net worth of $112 billion in November 2019. In November 2017, Bezos achieved a 12-figure net worth which made him the richest man in the world during that time.

A Tau Beta Pi graduate of Princeton University, worked as a financial analyst for D. E. Shaw & Co. before founding Amazon in 1994. As a toddler in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bezos tried to dismantle his crib with a screwdriver. His mechanical aptitude continued and he converted his parents' garage into a lab for science projects. Bright enough to enter Princeton, Bezos switched from physics to a BS degree in electrical engineering and computer science, which he earned with distinction.

He went to work on Wall Street in 1986 and might have made a fortune there but for his decision in 1994 to set up an online bookseller. Bezos wrote the business plan while he and his wife, Mackenzie, drove from Texas to Seattle and they set up the company in their garage. The name they chose was – partly after the river, with its countless branches, and partly because it would show up quickly on lists ordered alphabetically. It floated on the stock market in 1997 and showed its first modest profit in 2001. Today has been transformed into a multinational e-commerce company selling books, DVDs, CDs, MP3 downloads, computer software, video games, electronics, clothes, furniture, food and toys. His past share sales and other assets, such as the Blue Origin aerospace company, take the 47-year-old to $18.1 billion. Bezos was born Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen in Albuquerque, NM on January 12, 1964.

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Earnings 2013 $13 Billion

Salary 2013
Total compensation from Amazon
Asset 2013
Amount paid by Bezos for the purchase of Washington Post
Earning Turned Donation 2013
Amount given to fund the first full-scale "Clock of the Long Now"
Sale of Asset 2013
In Nov 2013, he earned around $260 million for selling 1 million shares of Amazon

Earnings 2012

Earning Turned Donation 2012
In July, 2012, Bezos and his wife reportedly donated $250 million to pass a same-sex marriage referendum in Washington
Earning Turned Donation 2012
Since 1977 to Sept 2012, Bezos donated a total of $16 thousand to US Democrats
Earning Turned Donation 2012
Since 1977 to Sept 2012, Bezos donated a total of $2 thousand to US Republicans
Earning Turned Donation 2012
Since 1977 to Sept 2012, Bezos donated a total of $55 thousand to Special Interests
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