- Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, is the richest person alive.
- He’s the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion.
- He spends his $150 billion fortune on real estate across the US, a $65 million Gulfstream Jet, and his space exploration company Blue Origin.
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of ecommerce giant Amazon, is the wealthiest person alive and the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion.
Bezos has an estimated net worth of $156 billion, according to Forbes, largely from his holdings in Amazon. From real estate to space travel, here’s how Bezos spends his money.
Jeff Bezos founded Amazon, the source of much of his wealth, on July 5, 1994.
Bezos’ parents were reportedly shocked that he would give up a cushy Wall Street job in order to sell books over the internet.
Bezos’ parents eventually came around and invested about a quarter million dollars in the fledgling company, a stake that would be worth as much as $30 billion today.