Jeff Bezos Wiki, Family, Wife, Home, Car, Net Worth, Height, Amazon

Jeff Bezos Wiki, Family, Wife, Home, Car, Net Worth, Height, Amazon:

Jeff Bezos

richest person of the world Jeff Bezos

Biography (Wiki)

Jeff Bezos is the famous American entrepreneur, best known as the founder of, the world's largest online shopping retailer. He is also the owner of 'The Washington Post.' He is popularly recognized as an admired investor and notable philanthropist.

*Real Name Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen
*Nickname Jeff
*Profession Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist 

Childhood, Education & Career

Jeff Bezos was born on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Curr age in 2018, (54 Years) His mother, Jacklyn Gise Jorgensen, was a teenager at the time of his birth. and his biological father is Ted Jorgensen. When Jeff was four years old, she married again to Cuban immigrant Mike Bezos.

childhood pic

During his childhood days, He showed a keen interest in how things work, Jeff spent most of his time working on science projects in his Garage (his personal laboratory). He made a solar cooker, an alarm, robots and stuff likes that in his laboratory.

Jeff Bezos was also fascinated by computers when he was 10 years old, when he and his friends found a real one at their elementary school in Miami ( his family moved to Miami at that time). He has completed his high school education there. He further continued his passion in computers and graduated in computer science and electrical engineering, in 1986 from Princeton University.

He went on to work on Wall Street in a variety of related fields from 1986 to early 1994. It was there he met his wife, Mackenzie, and became the company's youngest vice president in 1990. But things were changing as Internet grows rapidly those days, He saw this great scope and took a bold decision, to quit from his well paying job and founded in 1994.

Personal Life
*Date of Birth          12 January 1964
*Age (as in 2018) 54 Years
*Birth Place          Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
*Hometown          New Mexico, U.S.
*School                  River Oaks elementary School, Houston, Texas
*Miami                         Palmetto High School, Florida, U.S.
*College                  Bachelor's Degree in computer science and electrical engineering, Princeton                                                       University

Launching (How did Amazon start out?)

He came up with Amazon Business plan while making cross country drive from New York to Seattle. He initially setup his office in his garage (The rented house of  Jeff and his wife) along with few employees. He insisted on getting desks made from doors to save money and later it becomes part of Amazon mythology.  The initial name for his company was, taken from the magician phrase, "abra-cadabra".

Just form the beginning, Jeff has this idea if you focused on one product category on the internet you can offer everything. They finalize their first best product to sell online as "Books".

The company began as an Internet merchant of books. In the starting stage, sold books across the United States with no press promotion and then continued on spreading its roots to more than 45 countries, bringing in $ 20,000 in sales per week by late 1995.

Bezos and his staff think's about Amazon's growth that's what they call the "flywheel effect" it works like this, "If the customer pleased with their Amazon purchase, they buy more and tell their friends. So Amazon gets more traffic that means it can offer more products at lower prices which in turn attracts more customers", The flywheel builds momentum and becomes unstoppable.

In 1997, The company floated on a rising stock market only two years after it had opened for business. Amazon hardworking staff have all had given stock options when they joined and everyone gave their best, working long hours to help company rise and rise so in turn they will get rich. 'That's is what we have in our mind', one of the staff member has said.

Initially people are very nervous about online shopping, the idea of putting their credit card detail into little box on screen was worrying. At first Amazon setup call centers to take down the credit card details of timid customers but most soon got used to the online routine.

Satisfied customers were persuaded to move from books to toys, CD's, Videos and more as company expanded its range. The company become a giant retailer but Bezos decide it could be a marketplace at the same time, that would be a way to spin's Amazon's flywheel even faster.

Bezos would get more value from website and its warehouses by offering outsiders the chance to sell their product on the website and use the warehouses to store and dispatch them. Its called Amazon marketplace.


Jeff Bezos father (Ted Jorgensen) left his family when he was mere 3 years old. He was hard drinker back then. So his mother Jacklyn Bezos remarried to Mike Bezos. He was a Cuban immigrant, who moved to USA just a few months back. His mother was just sixteen during her second marriage. Jeff has one younger brother and sister named, Mark Bezos and Christina Bezos respectively.

Jeff Bezos Wife

He met his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, when he was working in a firm in Wall street, in 1993. The couples have four children, three are sons and the couple has one daughter adopted from China. She is the youngest one of four kids.

*Father   Ted Jorgensen
                          Mike Bezos (Step)
*Mother   Jacklyn Bezos
*Brother   Mark Bezos
*Son               3
*Daughter    1 (Adopted from China)

Net Worth

Jeff Bezos is the world's richest man (In 2018) with an estimated net worth of  $112 billion($90 billion, in 2017) overtaking Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates whose fortunes are valued at $90 billion, according to the Forbes.  His net worth surpassed $100 billion for the first time on November 24, 2017, after Amazon's share price increased by more than 2.5%.

His assets are growing each day.  On 7, March 2018, his assets valued at whopping $124.3 billion, over $2 million per hour, and $36,000 a minute. As per, his salary is $1.68 million.

Home & Cars

In Washington D.C., Bezos owns a 27,000-square-foot home. The cost of the home is approx $23 million in cash and was purchased in 2016. Formerly, it was a textile museum which is converted into largest single-family residence.

On the shores of lake Washington, Jeff Bezos has lakeside property of over 29,000 square feet. Jeff spent around $28 million dollars on this mansion.

He bought this awesome house in Beverly Hills estate, covering an area of 12,000 square foot with Current estimates value the home at $24.5 Million dollars.


Entrepreneur and e-commerce pioneer still drives a 1996 Honda Accord. The same model today would cost below $4,000.

He also owns 1988 Chevrolet Blazer car, He loved this car because of its simple stunning style. The car can accelerate from 0-60 in 13.3 seconds and has a top speed of around 100 km/h.

Physical Appearance: 

Jeff Bezos is slim handsome guy with an amazing smile. He is well known for his big laugh. His height measurement is 171 cm, 1.71 in meters and 67.3 inches. He has light brown eye color and and semi bald hair type.

*Height In Centimetres        171 cm
*In Meters                                  1.71 m
*In Feet Inches                 67.3 inches
*Weight (approx.)                  72 kg
*In Pounds                        158 pounds
*Eye Colour                        Light Brown
*Hair Colour                        White (Semi-Bald)


Some of the inspirational quotes of the world's most richest person 'Jeff Bezos'.

"Obsess about customers, not competitors."

"If you want to be inventive, you have to be willing to fail"

"What we need to do is always look into the future"

"My own view is that every company requires a long-term view"

"We try not to spend money on things that don't matter to our customers"