Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen, recognized worldwide as 'Jeff Bezos' is widely known for his contributions in the dot-com industry. He currently serves as the chairman and CEO for the leading e-commerce giant, Amazon.com.
On acquiring his diploma from the Palmetto High School, Jeff Bezos applied for a graduation course in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Princeton University and in 1986, Jeff acquired his graduation degree.
He was initially employed by FITEL, New York and worked there for 2 years. And in 1990, while he was working as the vice president for Bankers Trust, he thought of launching an online shopping enterprise to sell products online.
Jeff developed his idea and unveiled an online store by the name 'Amazon.com' in the year 1994. Within one year after its launch, Jeff added a tag of “World’s Biggest Bookstore” and achieved huge success in the e-commerce industry. His success as the e-commerce entrepreneur has influenced major retailers in the virtual world to re-think about their business model.
For his achievements in the dot-com industry, the Time’s Magazine has picked him as the ‘Person of the year’ in 1999 and in 2008, to felicitate his success as the leading e-commerce entrepreneur; Carnegie Mellon University awarded him with an honorary doctorate.
With a net worth of $25.2 billion, Forbes magazine has listed Jeff Bezos as the World’s largest online retailer.