Jeff Bezos Net Worth
According to UsWhispers Real-Time Billionaires List, Bezos has a net worth of $136.8 billion
Bezos was surpassed as the richest person in the world in early January 2021 by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, and the two have since switched places several times. After Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos is now the world's second-richest person.
Bezos' net worth reached $200 billion at its peak. According to Celebrity Net Worth, if he hadn't had to split his assets with his ex-wife MacKenzie, his net worth would have topped $250 billion.
On January 12, 1964, Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Jacklyn and Ted Jorgensen. When he was a toddler, his parents divorced, and his mother married Miguel Bezos, the man he would later marry.
Miguel adopted the child, and he was renamed Bezos after him. Jeff was born and raised in Houston, Texas, where he developed a lifelong passion for science. His family relocated to Miami just before he started high school. As a valedictorian, he was an exceptional student.
During his time at Princeton University, he fell in love with computer science and earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science.
A wide range of rewarding career options were available to him after graduation. He chose to work for Fitel, a company specialising in financial technology, however. The hedge fund he worked for, D.E. Shaw & Co., offered him a position. Four years later, he was a senior vice president when he left the company.
Jeff Bezos’ Personal Life
According To Uswhispers Bezos first met aspiring novelist MacKenzie Tuttle while both were working at D.E. Shaw. They tied the knot in 1993 and have four children together. They split up amicably in 2019, according to media reports.
1998 saw the purchase of an estate in Medina, Seattle, by the couple. Two houses totaling nearly 29,000 square feet were part of the property. A 24,000-square-foot house on five acres belonged to Jeff Bezos, who bought it in 2010. Bezos' primary residence is rumoured to be in this sprawling compound.
Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, has a private jet fleet that includes two Gulfstream jets for personal use. He spent $5.5 million in 2015 to secure a hangar at Seattle's Boeing Field for his private jets through his limited liability company, Poplar Glen.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Bezos didn't make it into the top ten richest people of all time despite his enormous wealth. Only 11th-highest wealth ever amassed by one individual, adjusted for inflation, was at his highest net worth of $200 billion.
Even if Jeff Bezos isn't the richest man ever, or even the richest man right now, anything can happen.