|Net Worth||$157 Billion|
|Born||January 12, 1964|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth||Founder of Amazon|
What is Jeff Bezos’ net worth? Here’s what we know. Benzo’s net worth is difficult to pinpoint, but one thing is certain, he is an extremely wealthy man. Actually, he’s the richest man in the world. Yes, he even makes more than Bill Gates and Donald Trump.
The entrepreneur and e-commerce pioneer was born in 1964 in New Mexico. Everyone around Jeff Bezos knew he was a standout kid. He showed an early interest in how things work. Like Dr. Dre, he turned his parents’ garage into a studio. When he was a teenager, he developed a love for computers and graduated valedictorian of his high school.
In 1986, he graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in computer science and electrical engineering. After graduating, he worked at several firms on Wall Street, including the invest firm D.E. Shaw, where he met his future wife, MacKenzie Tuttle. They married in 1993. Bezos decided to risk it all in 1994 by quitting his job and moving to Seattle to start an online bookstore from his garage.
With the help of a few employees, Bezos developed the software for the company, and after a year of hard work, he released Amazon.com to the world in 1995. Even with very little press promotion, Amazon.com was an instant success. In just two months, sales reached $20,000 a week, growing way faster than Bezos ever imagined. In 1998, Bezos expanded Amazon’s offerings with CDs and videos, and then eventually clothes, toys, electronics, and everything you else you could possibly imagine.
In 1995, their yearly sales were $510,000. In 2011? Over $17 billion. Pretty incredible, right? And it all started in his garage in Seattle. Amazon is now so much more than an online bookstore.
In 2013, they started premiering original content through Amazon Studios. They developed critically acclaimed hits like Transparent, The Man in the High Castle and most recently The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
All this success (and there is lots of it) has made Bezos the richest man in the world. His net worth stands at an impressive $131 billion. We don’t need to tell you this, but we’re going to anyway…THAT’S A LOT OF MONEY! Some smart person did the math and determined he makes over $200 million a day. Get this, the median Amazon employee’s salary is $28,000. Bezos makes that in 10 seconds.
Is that incredible? Or super freaking sad? Probably a little bit of both. We should note that Bezos is currently going through a divorce, so we’ll have to see how that impacts his status as the richest man in the world. He might drop down to the second richest man in the world. Tear, tear.