Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon, that huge e-commerce company. He's also an investor, philanthropist, and owner of The Washington Post. In 2000, Bezos started Blue Origin, a private aerospace company through which he plans to send everyday humans on outer space flights as of this year. His venture capital fund, Bezos Expeditions, made him one of the first shareholders in Google. He's also the world's wealthiest person, with an estimated net worth of about $150 billion. And yet, there is still a lot to learn about Jeff Bezos.


1. Born in New Mexico

Born Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jeff was adopted by his stepfather Miguel Bezos when he was about six years old. Jeff Bezos' mother, Jacklyn Gise, got divorced from his father after 17 months of marriage -- she was only 17 years old and still in high school when she gave birth to Jeffrey. It wasn't until 2013 that Bezos' biological father discovered his son was the man behind an international retail giant.

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