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Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, named Jeffrey Preston Bezos, (born January 12, 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States), an American entrepreneur who played a key role in the growth of electronic commerce as a founder and managing director of✷om.He was at the beginning an online book merchant and later wide variety of products.Under his direction, Amazon has become the largest retailer of the web as well as model in the online sales worldwide.

While still in high school, Bezos developed the Dream Institute, a center that encourages creative thought among young students.After graduation (1986) with very well mentioned mention of Princeton’s ownership, with diplomas in electrical engineering and computer science, he undertook a series of lapos before joining the New York D.E. Shaw & Co. In 1990. Soon appointed senior vice-president, the youngest of the firm’s Bezos, he is responsible for moving the possibilities of assisting on.Its enormous potential – thelating of the web increases by more than 2000 % per year – has stimulated its imagination as a perpreneur.In 1994, he left D.E. Shaw and S❎t installed in Seattle, Washington, to open a virtual bookstore.Working in sound with a handful of ployeds, Bezos began to develop the site.Amazon sold his first book in July 1995.

Amazon quickly became the leader of online commerce.Open 24 hours a day, the site was user -friendly, encouraging them to publish their own books of books and offering discounts, personalized recommendations and exhausted books.In June 1998, he started selling and later in the naked, he added videos.In 1999, Bezos added auctions on the site and invested in virtual stores.The success of Azon has encouraged retailers, including large book stores, to create online stores.

While more and more are fighting to win dollars on the Internet, the Bezos see the need to diversify and, in 2005, Amazon offers a wide range of products, including consumer electronic products, clothing andhardware.In 2006, Amazon is still diverse by launching Amazon Web Services (AWS), a cloud computing service which has become the greatest service of this type in the world.At the end of 2007, Amazon launched a new reading device called Kindle, one with a wireless internet connection, allowing customers to heter, download, read and store a wide selection of books on demand.Amazon announced in 2010 that sales of Kindle books had exceeded those of books in paper format.That same year, Amazon began making his own television and his own films with his Amazon Studios division.Netle sales in Azon rose from $ 510,000 in 1995 to some $ 600 million in 1998 and from more than $ 19.1 billion in 2008 to nearly $ 233 billion in 2018.

In addition to Amazon, Bezos founded a space flight company, Blue Origin, in 2000. Blue Origin bought a launch site in Texas shortly after and planned to have a spacecraft with crew, New Shepard, in 2018 and a vehicleOrbital launch,, in 2020. The Bezos bought the Washington Post and the affiliated publications for $ 250 million in 2013. Bezos’ net value was calculated in 2018 at 112 billion dollars, which makes him the personThe richest in the world.