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Jeff Bezos Biography

Birth Name:
Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen
Birth Place:
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Fast Facts

  • At age 4, his last name was changed to Bezos after his mother married Miguel Bezos, who adopted him
  • Grew up in Houston, Texas, and later Miami, Florida
  • Worked at McDonald's while he was in high school
  • Graduated summa cum laude with a 4
  • 2 GPA from Princeton University
  • Suffers from ptosis (blepharoptosis) also known as "lazy eye
  • "Founded Amazon on July 5, 1994, in Bellevue, Washington
  • In 2000, founded Blue Origin, an aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company
  • In 2020, launched Bezos Earth Fund, an initiative to help fight climate change
  • The first person to be worth 200 billion dollars according to Forbes



    • MacKenzie Tuttle -- Ex-wife
    • Ted Jorgensen -- Father
    • Lawrence Preston Gise -- Grandfather
    • Mattie Louise Gise (née Strait) -- Grandmother
    • Jacklyn (née Gise) -- Mother
    • Miguel Bezos -- Stepfather