Jeff Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on January 12, 1964. Jeff’s father, Ted Jorgensen, was a unicyclist who had moved to Albuquerque from Colorado. Jeff’s mother, Jacklyn Gise Jorgensen, was an aspiring writer who stayed at home to raise Jeff and his younger brother Mark.
Jeff showed an early interest in computers and how they worked. When he was thirteen years old, his parents divorced, and Jeff went to live with his mother in Houston, Texas. Jeff finished high school a year early and went on to study physics at Princeton University.
After graduation, Jeff worked for a variety of companies including D. E. Shaw & Co., a Wall Street investment firm. In 1994, Jeff founded Amazon.com, an online bookstore that soon became one of the most successful retailers on the Internet.
Jeff is also the founder of Blue Origin, a space technology company that is developing rockets for commercial use. In 2013, Jeff purchased The Washington Post for $250 million. Jeff has a net worth of $85.6 billion as of March 2019.
Jeff is married to MacKenzie Bezos, and they have four children. Jeff and MacKenzie announced their divorce on January 9, 2019.