Jeffrey Preston Bezos

Jeffrey Preston Bezos founded in 1994.  Today he is the company’s president, chairman and CEO.  It was on a cross-country New York to Seattle drive that Bezos wrote up his business plan for the company, which he thereafter built from his garage.  Under his helm, Amazon has come a long way since it turned Bezos into “one of the most prominent internet businessmen  and a billionaire.”  He owns 20% of Amazon’s stock but gives up the right to its stock options.  Shares of company escalated 55 percent in 2011, bumping Bezos’ net worth by $6.5bn. Bezos is known for his attention to details in all his business transactions. He was described by, as “at once a happy-go-lucky mogul and a detailed micromanager.”

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