According to Forbes, Bezos was listed in January 2018 as the wealthiest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$108
As of October 2017, Bezos has been the wealthiest person in the world according to Forbes, surpassing Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates
Bezos criticized Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election
He has also figured in Fortune's list of 50 great leaders of the world for three straight years, topping the list in 2015
In May 2014, Bezos was named World's Worst Boss by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), at their World Congress
Moritz, Switzerland, and the 2013 conference in Watford, Hertfordshire, England
He was a member of the Executive Committee of The Business Council for 2011 and 2012
Nonprofit projects funded by Bezos Expeditions include:The foundation gave $10 million in 2009 and $20 million in 2010 to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Bezos was awarded an honorary doctorate in Science and Technology from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008
" The company was kept secret for a few years; it became publicly known only in 2006 when it purchased a sizable aggregation of land in west Texas for a launch and test facility
In 2000, Bezos founded Blue Origin, a human spaceflight startup company, partially as a result of his fascination with space travel, including an early interest in developing "space hotels, amusement parks, colonies and small cities for 2 million or 3 million people orbiting the Earth
He was named Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 1999
Bezos was one of the first shareholders in Google, when he invested $250,000 in 1998
com in 1994 after making a cross-country drive from New York to Seattle, writing up the Amazon business plan on the way
In 1986, Bezos graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical engineering and computer science
While in high school, he attended the Student Science Training Program at the University of Florida, receiving a Silver Knight Award in 1982
In 1970, DARPA's engineers created a model for a communications network for the military that could still function even if a nuclear attack demolished conventional lines of communication: ARPAnet, was the foundation of what would eventually become the Internet
In April 1968 (when Jeff was 4), she married her second husband, Miguel "Mike" Bezos, a Cuban who immigrated alone to the United States when he was 15 years old
Jeffrey Preston Bezos (/ˈbeɪzoʊs/; né Jorgensen; born January 12, 1964) is an American technology and retail entrepreneur, investor, electrical engineer, computer scientist, and philanthropist, best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon
Before joining the AEC, Gise had worked for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the research and development arm of the Department of Defense that was created in 1958 as the first response by the US government to the Russian launching of Sputnik I, the first artificial Earth satellite in 1957
1946) was 17 years old and still in high school at the time of his birth
In 1971, he moved to Studio apartment in Manhattan, New York and became involved with larger building projects. In the following year, he finalized first multi-million dollar real estate transaction with the sale of Swifton village in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In 1985, he bought Mar-a-lago estate in Palm beach, Florida and renovated the Barbizon hotel and 100 Central Park South.
In 1988, he bought the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
In 1989, he bought a fleet of Boeing 727 airplanes to form Trump air shuttle service. Unfortunately a helicopter crash killed three Trump casino executives which lead to big issue.
By 1989, poor business decisions left him unable to meet loan payments but he somehow financed the construction of his third casino, the $1 million Taj Mahal, with high-interest junk bonds. The increasing debt soon brought him to business bankruptcy.
In 1990, he regained his previous stable financial position and fame and opened the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. Soon he gained approval for Riverside south development of West Side rail yards.
In 1996, he got the ownership of Miss Universe Organization which produces the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Tean USA pageants.
In 2003, he became joint partner with the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) where he became the executive producer and host of the NBC reality show, ‘The Apprentice’ which became a huge success. Following its success, he co-produced a show, ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ along with British TV producer Mark Burnett.
On October 21, 2004, Trump Hotels and Casino & Resorts declared a restructuring of its debt which led to a reduction in his individual ownership from 56 percent to 27 percent. The company applied for Chapter 11 Protection in November and soon the company re-emerged from bankruptcy as ‘Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings’.