Jeff Bezos – From Rags To Riches

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With a net worth of $84.1 billion, Billionaire Jeff Bezos is on the way of becoming the richest man in the world shortly. This is a formidable increase of wealth, considering that in 2015 he was not part of the Top 10 billionaires in the Forbes list.

His interest in science and technology could be observed from a young age, and later he graduated Phi Betta Kappa from Princeton University with 2 Bachelor Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and also has been the President of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.

Before funding the biggest Internet-based retailer in the world,, he started his professional career on Wall-Street in the computer science field. Showcasing his entrepreneurial spirit when he learned about the increase in the use of the Internet, Bezos left a high-paid job at a hedge fund and decided to surf the new wave of the dot-com era.

He also believed in Larry Page and Sergey Brin and was one of the earliest investors in Google, with a $250.000 investment that would be worth approximately $3.1 billions today.

Jeff Bezos is one of the self-made billionaires like Elon Musk (SpaceX) and Richard Branson (Virgin Galactic) that have a desire to explore Space. To fulfill his dream, Bezos founded Blue Origin start-up in 2000 and wishes to help “anybody go into space” with the hopes of colonizing the solar system.

Through Bezos Expeditions he has invested in multiple companies, such as Airbnb, Behance, Business Insider, Twitter, Uber among many others. He also purchased The Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million in cash.

The most recent acquisition of has been that of Whole Foods, indicating that the online and physical worlds are colliding and the vision could be that of offering all the services to the customers through “omnicommerce” which could be defined as a retailing strategy that delivers a seamless customer experience through all available shopping channels. It is a combination of Omni-channels and e-commerce.

The list of Jeff Bezos accomplishments, acquisitions, and future plans may go on and on since he is all the time starting new things and sees himself as a “change junkie.” To summarize the most important milestones, professional experience and qualities of Billionaire Jeff Bezos, the team at has created the following résumé Infographic:



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