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Here Is The Richest Person In The World

Jeff Bezos CEO, and president of Amazon.com, Inc is now The Richest Person In The World from 2018/2019. Net worth: 165.6 billion USD in 2019.
Here Is The Richest Person In The World

Despite his pending divorce, Jeff Bezos retains his top spot for now.

As goes Amazon, so goes the fortune of Jeff Bezos. Overall it was a positive year for the e-commerce heavyweight’s stock. That kept its founder and CEO atop Forbes’ 2019 list of the World’s Billionaires for the second year in a row, with an eye-popping $131 billion fortune. That’s $19 billion more than a year ago.

Last year Bezos became the first person to top a Forbes billionaires list with a net worth of $100 billion or more. Though Amazon’s stock has fallen from its peak of $2,012 a share in August, the stock is still worth more than it was a year ago.

Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman, CEO, and president of Amazon.com, Inc. Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and raised in Houston, Texas.

Born: 12 January 1964 (age 55 years), Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Net worth: 165.6 billion USD (2019)

Children: 4

Spouse: MacKenzie Bezos (m. 1993; div. 2019)

Jeff Bezos's quotes:

Education: Princeton University (1986), River Oaks Elementary School, Miami Palmetto Senior High School

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.

If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.

There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second.

Wife and Kids

It was at D.E. Shaw that Bezos met his future wife, MacKenzie Tuttle, and became the company's youngest vice president in 1990. The pair married in 1993 (and announced their divorce in 2019). They have four children together — three sons and a daughter adopted from China.
Wife and Kids

While his career in finance was extremely lucrative, Bezos chose to make a risky move into the nascent world of e-commerce. He quit his job in 1994, moved to Seattle and targeted the untapped potential of the Internet market by opening an online bookstore.

Amazon.com

Bezos set up the office for his fledgling company in his garage where, along with a few employees, he began developing software. They expanded operations into a two-bedroom house, equipped with three Sun Microstations, and eventually developed a test site. 
Amazon.com

After inviting 300 friends to beta test the site, Bezos opened Amazon.com, named after the meandering South American river, on July 16, 1995.

The initial success of the company was meteoric. With no press promotion, Amazon.com sold books across the United States and in 45 foreign countries within 30 days. In two months, sales reached $20,000 a week, growing faster than Bezos and his startup team had envisioned. 

Amazon.com went public in 1997, leading many market analysts to question whether the company could hold its own when traditional retailers launched their own e-commerce sites. Two years later, the start-up not only kept up, but also outpaced competitors, becoming an e-commerce leader.

Bezos continued to diversify Amazon’s offerings with the sale of CDs and videos in 1998, and later clothes, electronics, toys and more through major retail partnerships. While many dot.coms of the early '90s went bust, Amazon flourished with yearly sales that jumped from $510,000 in 1995 to over $17 billion in 2011.

In 2006, Amazon.com launched its video-on-demand service; initially known as Amazon Unbox on TiVo, it was eventually rebranded as Amazon Instant Video. 

The big question now is whether he can hold onto his vast fortune with the news of his pending divorce. On January 9, he announced on Twitter that he and his wife MacKenzie planned to split up after 25 years of marriage. 
Here Is The Richest Person In The World

Bezos made it sound amicable, writing that “we also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects.”
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