Jeff Bezos

Company: Amazon

Position: CEO

Interests: Innovation, Space etc.

Location: Miami, FL

“If you double the number of experiments you do per year you’re going to double your inventiveness.”

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I'm Jeffrey Preston Bezos. I was born January 12, 1964). I'm an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon, the world's largest online shopping retailer.

I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and raised in Houston, Texas. I graduated from Princeton University in 1986 with degrees in electrical engineering and computer science. I went on to work on Wall Street in a variety of related fields from 1986 to early 1994.

I founded Amazon in late 1994 on a cross-country road trip from New York City to Seattle. The company began as an Internet merchant of books and expanded to a wide variety of products and services, most recently video and audio streaming. It is currently the world's largest Internet sales online company, as well as the world's largest provider of cloud infrastructure services via its Amazon Web Services arm.

I diversified my business interests when I founded aerospace company Blue Origin in 2000. Blue Origin started test flights to space in 2015 and plans for commercial suborbital human spaceflight beginning in 2018. I purchased The Washington Post newspaper in 2013 for US$250 million in cash. I also have a number of other business investments that are managed through Bezos Expeditions.

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