Meet Jeff Bezos, The World's Richest Person
Find out all about Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon.com, Net Worth, Life Story,
Biography, Income, Cars, House, Private Jets and Luxurious Lifestyle
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▪ Topic Comprehension
1.Who is Jeff Bezos?
2 Where did he study after he graduated?
3.What did he do after he quit his job in 1994?
Jeff Bezos is officially the richest person on the planet thanks to the success of Amazon.
With Amazon’s share price up nearly 60 percent during the past year, the personal wealth of the company’s 54-year-old founder has doubled to more than $110 billion.
Bezos leapt past Bill Gates, relegating the Microsoft co-founder to second place with a net worth of about $90 billion.
Who is Jeff Bezos?
As a child, Jeff Bezos showed an early interest in how things work, turning his parents' garage into a laboratory and rigging electrical contraptions around his house. He moved to Miami with his family as a teenager, where he developed a love for computers and graduated valedictorian of his high school. It was during high school that he started his first business, the Dream Institute, an educational summer camp for fourth, fifth and sixth graders.
Bezos studied engineering at *Princeton University. He was interested in computer science when the IT industry was just beginning.
After graduating he worked on Wall Street, where by 1990 he had risen to be a senior vice president at investment firm D.E. Shaw.
He left high-paid position about four years later to open an online bookseller called Amazon.com, which according to legend was started in a garage.
While his career in finance was extremely lucrative, Bezos chose to make a risky move into the nascent world of e-commerce. He quit his job in 1994, moved to Seattle and targeted the untapped potential of the internet market by opening an online bookstore.
Bezos set up the office for his fledgling company in his garage where, along with a few employees, he began developing software. They expanded operations into a two-bedroom house, equipped with three Sun Microstations, and eventually developed a test site. After inviting 300 friends to beta test the site, Bezos opened Amazon.com, named after the meandering South American River, on July 16, 1995.
관련뉴스 한줄 상식: 제프리 프레스톤 요르겐센
(영어: Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen, 1964년1월 12일 ~)은 미국의 기술 관련 기업가이자, 투자자이다. 아마존닷컴의 최고 경영자(CEO)로 활동 중이다. 처음에는 인터넷 상거래를 통해 책을 판매하였으며, 이후에 넓고 다양한 상품을 판매하고 있다. 프린스턴 대학교를 졸업하고 1994년에 아마존닷컴을 설립하였다. 1999년에 《타임》지의 올해의 인물에 선정되었다. 2000년 블루 오리진(Blue Origin)사를 설립하고 우주여행선 프로젝트를 진행하고 있다. 2013년 워싱턴포스트를 인수했다.
CEO 제프 베조스로부터 배울 수 있는 성공을 위한 7가지 조언^^
지식을 높이는 데 집중하세요. Focus on collecting knowledge …
…그러나 항상 지식이 풍부한 사람들을 구하 수 있도록 노력하십시오. … But always focus more on collecting knowledgeable people.
먼저 줄 수 있도록 하세요. Always give before receiving.
메신저를 보지말고 메세지에 집중하세요. Always look past the messenger and focus on the message.
미래를 보고 일하세요. Always work on ‘next.’
항상 책임을 지세요. Always take responsibility.
아이디어를 실행에 옮기세요. Always turn ideas into actions.