As a kid, Jeff’s mind drifted towards technical things. He made an electric alarm to prevent his siblings from coming into his room.
At the age of 5 years, Jeff Bezos decided to become an astronaut. After seeing their child becoming too bookish, they made him be a part of baseball and football teams. He was soon appointed the defensive captain because he remembered the roles of his every team member.
Jeff Bezos’ biological father had not known his son was Jeff Bezos until 2013. According to Jeff, he regarded Mike Bezos to be his natural father and that he only thought of his biological father when he was filling a medical form.
When he worked as a fry cook at the McDonald’s, he figured out the kitchen’s automation system and invented a system that would sound an alarm when to scramble the eggs or pull the fries out.
In 2014, the Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos was named the worst boss in the world by IUTC (International Trade Union Confederation) in a poll. As per his general secretary, “Jeff Bezos represents the inhumanity of employers who are promoting the North American corporate model.”
Jeff Bezos funded a search team to find the remains of old NASA rockets in the Atlantic Ocean. The team ended up finding the parts of Apollo 11, the rocket that carried Neil Armstrong and team to the moon.
On October 10, 2017, Jeff Bezos made $6.24 billion in 5 minutes. On this day, the shares of Amazon jumped by 7.1% and made Jeff Bezos the richest man in the world.
The Amazon CEO is funding the construction of a 200 ft. clock called Long Now. The mechanical clock located in mountain in West Texas under construction that is designed to keep time for 10,000 years.
His first venture happened in high school along with his girlfriend. The two set up a summer education camp that had science curriculum.
Amazon was not always called Amazon. Jeff Bezos had named his company “Cadabra”. He had even thought of choosing “Relentless” as the company. In fact, Jeff still has the ownership of relentless.com. The website redirects to amazon.com.
The first Amazon employee was convinced to join with the promise of blueberry pancakes at a cafe in California. His name was Shel Kaphan.
Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos had four kids – three sons and an adopted daughter from whom they adopted from China.