Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, is one of the most powerful figures in tech, with a net worth of roughly $82 billion.

Today, his “Everything Store” sells more than $136 billion worth of goods a year.

Here’s how the former hedge funder got his start and became one of the world’s richest people. 

Jillian D’Onfro and Eugene Kim contributed to an earlier version of this piece. 

Jeff Bezos’ mom, Jackie, was a teenager when she had him in January 1964. She had recently married Cuban immigrant Mike Bezos, who adopted Jeff. Jeff didn’t learn that Mike wasn’t his real father until he was 10 but says he was more fazed about learning he needed to get glasses than he was about the news.

Source: Wired

When Bezos was 4, his mother told his biological father, who previously had worked as a circus performer, to stay out of their lives. When Brad Stone interviewed Bezos’ father for Stone’s book “The Everything Store,” Bezos’ dad had no idea who his son had become.

Source: The Everything Store

Bezos showed signs of brilliance from an early age. When he was a toddler, he took apart his crib with a screwdriver, because he wanted to sleep in a real bed.

Source: The Everything Store

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