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Jeff Bezos Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 56 Years
Hometown: New Mexico, U.S.
Girlfriend: Lauren Sanchez

Jeff Bezos

Bio/Wiki
Birth nameJeffrey Preston Jorgensen
NicknameJeff
Profession(s)Technology and Retail Entrepreneur, Investor, and Philanthropist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Eye ColorLight Brown
Hair ColorGray (Semi-bald)
Personal Life
Date of BirthJanuary 12, 1964 (Sunday)
Age (as in 2020)56 Years
BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Zodiac signCapricorn
SignatureJeff Bezos Signature
NationalityAmerican
HometownNew Mexico, U.S. (resides in Seattle, Washington)
School• River Oaks Elementary School, Houston, Texas, United States
• Miami Palmetto High School, Florida, United States
College/UniversityPrinceton University, New Jersey, United States
Educational QualificationBachelor of Science (B.S.) from Princeton University
ReligionJeff Bezos has never disclosed any details of his religious belief. The public record is similarly lacking. [1]INSIDER
EthnicityWhite American
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Jeff Bezos eating an Iguana
HobbiesHe loves to glide in a submarine in the search of old NASA rockets and often brings his kids along for the adventure. [2]BUSINESS INSIDER
Relationships & More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/Girlfriends• MacKenzie S. Tuttle (Novelist; 1992-2019)
• Lauren Sanchez (Journalist; 2018-present)
Jeff Bezos With His Girlfriend Lauren Sanchez
Marriage DateYear 1993
Family
Wife/SpouseMacKenzie Bezos (Novelist)
Jeff Bezos With His Ex-Wife
ChildrenSon(s)- 3
Daughter- 1 (adopted from China)
Jeff Bezos With His Wife And Children
ParentsFather- Ted Jorgensen,
Jeff Bezos Father Ted Jorgensen
Miguel Mike Bezos (step)
Mother- Jacklyn Bezos
SiblingsSister- Christina Bezos
Jeff Bezos (Extreme Right) With His Mother (next to him), Step Father Mike and Sister (Extreme Left)
Brother- Mark Bezos (works for the New York based anti-poverty organisation Robin Hood)
Jeff Bezos Brother Mark Bezos
Favourite Things
TV ShowStar Trek
FoodOctopus with potatoes, Bacon, Green Garlic Yogurt [3]BUSINESS INSIDER
Style Quotient
Car Collection• 1996 Honda Accord
• 1988 Chevrolet Blazer
Jet CollectionDassault Falcon 900 EX
Assets/Properties• Three linked apartments located in the Century, which is known as the landmark art deco tower on Manhattan's Central Park West
Jeff Bezos House in Manhattan
• 12,000 square feet Beverly Hills Mansion
Jeff Bezos Beverly Hills Mansion
• 29,000 square feet Medina Mansion in Lake Washington
Jeff Bezos Medina Mansion
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$113 billion (as in April 2020) [4]Forbes

Jeff Bezos

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jeff Bezos

  • Does Jeff Bezos drink alcohol?: Yes Jeff Bezos in a party
  • He was born to Jacklyn and Ted Jorgensen in New Mexico.
  • When Jeff was born, his mother was just 17 years old and was still in high school.

    A Childhood Photo of Jeff Bezos

    A Childhood Photo of Jeff Bezos

  • Jeff’s parents, Jacklyn and Ted, separated just after a year of their marriage.
  • When Jeff was just four years old, Jacklyn got married to Miguel “Mike” Bezos, a Cuban who immigrated to the United States alone at the age of 15. After the marriage, he adopted Jeff legally and took the responsibility to raise him.
  • After the wedding, the family moved to Houston (Texas) where Jeff spent most of his childhood and developed a close bond with his grandfather.

    Jeff Bezos With His Grandfather in Texas in 1969

    Jeff Bezos With His Grandfather in Texas in 1969

  • During his childhood, he developed an interest in computers from his grandfather, Lawrence Preston Gise, who worked as Regional Director at the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

    Jeff Bezos working on a Computer in his teenage

    Jeff Bezos working on a Computer in his teenage

  • From a young age, Jeff started displaying technological proficiencies and scientific interests.
  • The young Jeff was always inventing something- hovercraft, a solar cooker, a robot, an electric alarm, etc. Once, he invented an electric alarm to keep his siblings out of his room.
  • He was considered a brilliant student at his school and was his high school’s valedictorian.

    A rare photo of Jeff Bezos from his High School days

    A rare photo of Jeff Bezos from his High School days

  • His first job was with Fitel, a startup telecom company. He worked there for two years. Later, he worked at ‘Bankers Trust’ and ‘D.E. Shaw,’ an investment management firm on Wall Street.

    A photo of Jeff Bezos from his first job days

    A photo of Jeff Bezos from his first job days

  • While working at D.E. Shaw, he fell in love with Mackenzie Sheri Tuttle who was his colleague.

    An old photo of Jeff Bezos With Mackenzie (Tuttle) Bezos

    An old photo of Jeff Bezos With Mackenzie (Tuttle) Bezos

  • In 1994, he quit his job at D.E. Shaw to start Amazon.com. Jeff rented a house and started working from his garage with his first employee, Shel Kaphan.

    Jeff Bezos working in his first office

    Jeff Bezos working in his first office

  • He named Amazon.com after the mighty South American river, and arrow in the logo of Amazon indicates that customers can buy anything from a to z on the site. Amazon Logo
  • In 1999, Jeff Bezos was named “Time Person of the Year.”Jeff Bezos Time Person of the Year
  • He believes working with a small team and has devised a rule called “Two Pizza Rule”: if a team cannot be fed with two pizzas, it’s too large.

    Jeff Bezos and his Two Pizza rule

    Jeff Bezos and his Two Pizza rule

  • He is, in fact, a frugal and showed his frugality early on when he founded Amazon.com from his garage, as he turned a wooden door into a table. Although rather than calling it “frugality,” it should be termed as “creativity.”

    Jeff Bezos posing with the table that he had made from a door

    Jeff Bezos posing with the table that he had made from a door

  • He is considered a generous donor too, as he donated $2.5 million for a same-sex marriage cause in Washington when one of his employees, Jennifer Cast, asked only $100,000 for donation.
  • In 2003, he almost encountered a fatal accident; when he had a helicopter accident that gave him minor head lacerations.

    Jeff Bezos Helicopter Accident

    Jeff Bezos Helicopter Accident

  • In 2013, he made headlines when he bought the Washington Post for $250 million. Jeff Bezos And The Washington Post
  • In his childhood, Jeff had an immense interest in aerospace, and in 2000, he realized his dream when he started a Space company “Blue Origin, LLC.” The vision of this company is to bring down the cost of Space travel, so everyone can go into Space.

    Jeff Bezos Space Company

    Jeff Bezos Space Company

  • He made a surprise cameo in the 2016 film ‘Star Trek Beyond.’

    Jeff Bezos in Star Trek Beyond

    Jeff Bezos in Star Trek Beyond

  • In 2018, he was listed first on the Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires.
  • In March 2018, he made headlines when he stepped out to take his robotic dog (called SpotMini) for a walk.

    Jeff Bezos With His Robotic Dog

    Jeff Bezos With His Robotic Dog

  • An after-dinner ritual that Bezos always adheres to is ‘washing the dishes.’ In an interview, he said about this ritual that,

    I’m pretty convinced it’s the sexiest thing I do.” [5]BUSINESS INSIDER

  • When it comes to having a sound sleep, Bezos never misses it and always tries to have an eight-hour sleep. However, he wakes up every morning naturally; without the aid of an alarm clock.
  • He is the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion.
  • Jeff is known for his weird food habits. Once he was spotted eating a cooked cockroach.

    Jeff Bezos eating a cooked cockroach

    Jeff Bezos eating a cooked cockroach

  • His brother, Mark Bezos is also into philanthropy and has switched his career from advertising to working for the New York-based anti-poverty organization, Robin Hood. Mark is also a volunteer firefighter.

    Mark Bezos as a volunteer firefighter

    Mark Bezos as a volunteer firefighter

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