Biography Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon.com – In the biography section before, we already know the story of the life of Jack Ma, founder and owner of Alibaba Group, the giant e-commerce in China. If there is an e-commerce company that has a reputation level or higher than Alibaba, then it is Amazon, which was founded by a man named Jeff Bezos. How the story of his life?
Man’s real name is Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen was born in Albuqureque, New Mexico, USA on January 12, 1964. He is a descendant of the indigenous population in Texas which has a land area of 25,000 hectares, and in 2015, Bezos is the largest land owner in Texas. Bezos when he get the name of his mother re-married to a Cuban man who moved to the United States when Jeff was 4 years old. Jeff’s childhood passed like a child Texas in general. In the summer he helped his grandfather’s ranch like vaccinating cattle, and repairing windmills.
It was only at the university level, love for Jeff in the field of computers began to appear. He also chose to move from science to computer science and graduated with summa cum laude honors at Princeton University. He started his career working on Wall Street in the computer field, then in charge of building a network of international trade for a company called Fitel. He had to pursue several other jobs before founding Amazon.com in 1994. Apparently, he made a business plan for the Amazon are made in a short time, when he was on his way from New York to Seattle by car.
At first, Jeff runs Amazon as an online bookstore of his garage in Seattle. Previously he has conducted research to create a list of the top 20 mail order companies and observed that no publisher of books in it. Jeff sees this and is aware of the great opportunities to take advantage of Internet technology, direct lobbying by some booksellers. Thanks to his efforts, Amazon.com test run in June 1999 and can be extended up to 45 developing countries. Currently, Amazon.com not only serve the sales of books only, but all types of goods are allowed to be sold.
Jeff Bezos’s success can not be separated from the initial investment of parents who leave their retirement savings as much as $ 300 thousand on Jeff. However, looking at Jeff instinct in business, his parents became convinced and it proved to be of value wealth Jeff, currently at $ 59.5 billion (around Rp802 trillion). Jeff perfectionist work ethic also be able to be a role model for people under him to pay attention to small details, such as your full attention to how his words quoted in the announcement issued Amazon.
Nevertheless, the news had circulated rumors about him for the New York Times had published an article that mentions how “inhuman” his experience while working for Amazon.com. Jeff is currently living with his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, and has one daughter and three sons.