Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com Essay

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Jeff Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on January 12, 1964. His birth name was actually Jeffery Preston Jorgensen; it is believed that he changed it to honor his stepfather. His parents’ names were Jacklyn and Ted Jorgensen. At the age of four years old is mother remarried a man by the name of Miguel Bezos. At the time his mother was only a teenager and her previous marriage had only lasted a year. Jeff Bezos was moved to Houston Texas, where Miguel became an engineer for Exxon. Miguel even though claiming to be a Cuban immigrant was a very intelligent man, who came from a family of intelligent people. Miguel’s grandfather was the regional director of the US Atomic Energy Commission in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His grandfather …show more content…
He graduated there very high on his class with the Latin award, Summa Cum Laude and was elected to the honor societies Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. He also served as the President of the Princeton chapter of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. Straight after graduating from Princeton in 1986, he worked on Wall Street in the computer science field; this is where he learned a lot about business and entrepreneurship.
After months of experience a company named by Fitel decided to hire him, here he worked on a network for International trade. After the contract ended he decided to work for a new company called Bankers Trust, this is where he would become Vice-President of the corporation and gain much experience on how trade worked. After a while of this job he decided to work in the Computer Science field for D.E. Shaw & Co.
In 1994, Bezos made one of the biggest decisions of his life; this was the year that would revolutionize his life. This would be the year were he started the company Amazon. Amazon was thought up on a cross-country drive from New York to Seattle. The reason for this cross-country drive was that he had left his well-paying job in New York City when he learned about the rapid growth of the Internet use. Even though it may be hard to believe he intentionally set up the company in his garage in his home in Seattle.

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