Billionaire founder of Amazon.com. In 2013, he purchased The Washington Post. He was considered to be an e-commerce pioneer and consumerism revolutionary. His company Bezos Expeditions is a partial funder of businesses such as Airbnb, Twitter, and Uber.
He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. His first job dealt with computer science on Wall Street.
He invested $42 million in the Clock of the Long Now, which was mechanized to keep time for 10,000 years.
He was born to a teenage mother and was later adopted by his stepfather Miguel Bezos. He married novelist MacKenzie Bezos in 1993. The couple has four children.
He was named Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 1999. Mark Zuckerberg was named Person of the Year in 2010.