Jeff Bezos

By jm68
  • Date of birth

    Date of birth
    Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Childhood

    His parents were 17 and 18 years old when he was born, and he worked on his maternal grandparents' ranch in Cotulla, Texas, early in his life. He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1986, with degrees in electrical engineering and computer science.
  • First job

    First job
    Jeff got his first job as a fry cook at Mcdonalds.
  • High school

    High school
    Went to Miami Palmetto Senior High.
  • Collage

    Princeton University in 1986 with a bachelor's in electrical engineering and computer science.
  • Second job

    Second job
    Jeff Bezos got his second job with "DE Shaw&Co".
  • Marries MacKenzie Tuttle.

    Marries MacKenzie Tuttle.
    Jeff bezos marries MacKenzie Tuttle.
  • The start of amazon.

    The start of amazon.
    Amazon opened up to the world on July 16, 1995.
  • First payout

    First payout
    In 1995, Amazon net sales were at $510,000.
  • Millionaire club

    Millionaire club
    Bezos became a millionaire in 1997, just three years after starting Amazon. When Amazon went public, he raised $54 million.
  • selling CDs

    selling CDs
    Amazon began selling CDs in June, 1998.
  • Next step

    Next step
    Bezos founded Blue Origin, an aerospace company dedicated to finding a reliable and affordable way for people to travel to space.
  • Amazon prime

    Amazon prime
    Amazon Prime started off as an annual membership to reduce shipping costs for those who ordered frequently. In February of 2005, members could pay $79 USD for free two-day shipping all year round on as many items as they wished to order.
  • Amazon launches its Web Services

    Amazon launches its Web Services
    Amazon began its foray into cloud computing in 2006 and went up against some formidable giants.
  • Amazon Kindle is invented and sells out

    Amazon Kindle is invented and sells out
    Bezos also made a killing with Amazon’s e-reader. In 2007, it introduced the Kindle, and just five and a half hours later, they sold out of the first production run.
  • Alexa

    Voice assistants are nothing new these days, but back in 2014, Amazon’s release of Alexa along with its Echo smart speaker, was a giant leap forward.
  • End of an era

    End of an era
    July 5 is the day Bezos will step down as the CEO of Amazon to let his colleague and confidant Andy Jassy take the helm