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Jeff Bezos

Jeff Preston Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur. He is the founder of Amazon.


Bezos was born as Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen on January 12, 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.1)

Bezos participated in the 1998 class of the World Economic Forum's Global Leaders for Tomorrow program.2) He purchased the Washington Post in August 2013 for $250 million.3)


Bezos is the grandson of Lawrence Preston Gise, one of the first employees of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).4) 5)

Jeff Bezos Biography. (2013, September 30). Academy of Achievement.
Class of 1998. World Economic Forum. Retrieved January 11, 2022, from
Umoh, R. (2017, November 17). Jeff Bezos says he learned this critical business skill while visiting his grandfather as a child. CNBC.
O’Mara, M. (2018, October 26). Opinion | Silicon Valley Can’t Escape the Business of War. The New York Times.
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