I think everyone who’s reading this, has used or ordered something ever from ‘amazon.com’. But do you know the story of the founder of amazon ? Like from where did he start and how did he build the worlds biggest e-commerce website/platform ? If you don’t , then stick to this article, as we are going to cover the short motivational story of Jeff Bezos in todays article. Before starting the article, I want to let you guys know that the Jeff Bezos’s net worth in 2020 is more than 199.7 Billion USD.
The man who founded the biggest online platform is none other than Jeff Bezos, and now he’s the richest man in the world, and as of today, his total net Worth is more than 18,100 crores USD which is roughly 199 Billion.
Birth and Early Life Problems
Jeff was born on 12 January, 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and he’s currently 56 years old, and his father’s name is Ted Jorgensen who used to work in a bike repairing shop, and when he was born; at that time his mother Jacklyn was just 17 years old. But unfortunately in their later life Jeff’s parent’s marriage did not work and in few years they split up, and his mother ‘Jacklyn’ married to a guy named ‘Mike‘ from Cuba in 1968 and shortly after 4 years, Mike adopted little ‘Jeff’ and so we know Jeff as a ‘Bezos’.
Hobbies and Personality
Jeff from his very childhood was very much an enthusiast, hard working and had a smart personality, at the time of his very first years, where other children of the same age used to play with toys and Jeff used to take screw driver and used to try to Unscrew his cradle and also he was interested in technology related things. Later in his life when he moved to Houston, there in his school, the school trust had provided a personal computer to the school but no one was able to operate the computer and everyone just observed. However little Jeff with his friends managed to operate it by reading the manual. The reason to share these things with you is because, to be successful in life you have to have at least one craze in life at least according to me, and he was so smart that he had developed an alarm system for his door, and whenever his step siblings used to invade Jeff’s privacy, then the alarm used to ring. Jeff also had/has a hobby of reading always. He used to read a lot.
As you see almost every person who has/ had become great or achieved very big things in life has/had a habit of reading, which means reading does make a effect on things you perceive. Even Ritesh Agarwal has the habit of reading books everyday. Do checkout the article, if you haven’t read it yet.
Education, Founding Amazon & Short Motivational Story Of Amazon
Coming back to the story, later in his life he completed his degree in computer science and electrical engineering from ‘Princeton University’ in 1986. He also used to go on road trips, and from 1986 to 1994 he worked in Wall street and for variety of fields which were related to his education. Then once while in a road trip from New York city to Seattle, he opened an book selling E-Commerce website. When he got to know that the percentage of people using internet increases by 2300% per year which was a very big number so this idea clicked in his mind and he left his job to start “amazon.com”. However he always wanted to name his platform as “cadbara.com”. later he opened his first ‘amazon’ office in his house garage with some of the employees and three personal Computers.
Instability & Blue Origin
For office and all other start up things, Bezos borrowed $ 300,000 from his parents, and once at that time his father went to the garage and asked Bezos “What is internet ?”, and his mother immediately answered with “Honey, we are not investing on the internet, we are investing in our child” and they both left happily. While after some months, Bezos’s online selling platform was working extremely good. But at that time, Jeff didn’t have that much laborers working for him, so he himself only used to pack the boxes and send them over, later after some years he founded “Blue origin” company, and now that company which was founded in a garage, is the biggest company in the world and recently in 2018, Bezos crossed 150 $ mark, and Forbes described Jeff as “A far richer man than anyone else on the planet” by owing 199.7 Billion USD.
So, this was a short motivational story of the billionaire, from which we can learn many things.
Things To Mention | Billionaire Says
Things To Mention
- Bezos was married to Mackenzie Scott for 25 years.
- Bezos had the most expensive divorce in the world history.
- Starting ‘amazon kindle’ was the biggest hit for Jeff and amazon too.
- Bezos had got job offers from intel , Bell labs, Anderson Consulting.
- He firstly worked for ‘Fintech’.
- Amazon website and Software was developed by Jeff himself.
- Due to the alimony, Mackenzie Scott became the richest woman in the world.
If you don’t have Perseverance, then you’ll lose early with your experiments.Jeff Bezos
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