10 Most Interesting Facts About Jeff Bezos

 1. Bezos is worth $119 billiondespite being paid an annual salary of just $81,840, less than what most US representatives take home.. Bezos is building a clock that will last for 10, 000 years. Also called the “Clock Of The Long Now” , it would cost $42 million. The aim of building aclock designed to work for 10millennia, Bezos says, is to encourage long-term thinking

2.When Jeff Bezos was born, his mother was only a teenager (17) and her marriage to Jeff’s father lasted for less than a year. Miguel Bezos, Jeff’s stepfather, married his mother when Jeff was only 4 years old. Miguel adopted Jeff when he got married to his mother, whose surname was then changed to Bezos.

3. Bezos attended River Oaks Elementary School in Houston from fourth to sixth grade

4. At the age of 3, he desperately wanted to sleep in a bed, not a crib. So he used a screwdriver to take the crib apart in the hopes of sleeping in a real bed.

5. Bezos biological father Ted Jorgensen was a high-wire unicyclist who owns a bicycle store in Arizona and only in 2013 he was acquainted with the fact that his son is one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs!

6. When he was five years old, Bezos saw the Apollo 11 landing and decided he wanted to be an astronaut. His parents felt he had become too bookish at the age of eight and enrolled him in various team sports like baseball and football. He was appointed the defensive captain of his football team since he could easily remember all the plays of his team members.

7. As a child, Jeff Bezos had a craze for science. He set up a science laboratory in his parent’s garage where he used to come up with new science projects. One of his early science inventions was an electric alarm which he use to keep Christina Bezos and Mark Bezos, his half siblings, out of his room. The electric alarm worked as a security system for him.

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8. Bezos learned business skills from his grandfather. He says “I spent all my summers on his ranch from age four to 16 and he was incrediblelf-reliant,” . Bezos grandfather who he calls ‘Pop’ fixed his machinery, did his own veterinary work. “He would take on major projects that he didn’t know how to do and then figure out how to do them,” says Bezos. One summer, the two built a house from scratch and he also recalled helping his grandfather fix a broken bulldozer.

9. While in high school, he worked at McDonald’s as a short-order line cook during the breakfast shift.

10.  In Amazon early days, Bezos helped deliver books to customers, built his employees’ desks by hand from discarded doors and old lumber, as well as supplied the workplace’s electricity from cables he strung from the house to the garage office, economizing wherever and whenever possible to ensure he had enough money to keep the fledgling business afloat.

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