Jeff Bezos

Chairman and Founder, Amazon
$200.74B
as of 07/20/24

About Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos founded e-commerce giant Amazon in 1994 out of his Seattle garage.

Bezos stepped down as CEO to become executive chairman in 2021. He owns a bit less than 10% of the company.

He and his wife MacKenzie divorced in 2019 after 25 years of marriage and he transferred a quarter of his then-16% Amazon stake to her.

Bezos donated more than $1.1 million worth of stock to nonprofits in 2023, though it's unclear which organizations received those shares

He owns The Washington Post and Blue Origin, an aerospace company developing rockets; he briefly flew to space in one in July 2021.

Bezos said in a November 2022 interview with CNN that he plans to give away the majority of his wealth in his lifetime, without disclosing specific details.

Personal stats

Citizenship

United States of America

Source of wealth

Amazon

Residence

Miami, Florida

Marital status

Engaged

Birth date

01/12/64 (age 60)

Number of children

4

Education

Bachelor of Arts/Science, Princeton University

Self-made

self-made

Jeff Bezos’s fortune is worth

3M

troy ounces of gold

3M

median U.S. household

2M

median U.S. income

4.015%

U.S. credit card volume

0.803%

GDP of the United States

0.59%

United States debt

Net worth history

Annual ranking

Did you know?

Growing up, Bezos worked summers on his grandfather's ranch repairing Caterpillar tractors.

Net worth over time

Real-time ranking

Financial assets

NASDAQ | AMZN-US

Amazon$171.5B

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