Jeff Bezos: Fast facts

5 stunning stats on Amazon
5 stunning stats on Amazon

Occupation: Founder and CEO of Amazon

Best Known for: Being a tech entrepreneur and e-commerce pioneer

Before launching Amazon (AMZN) from his garage, Bezos received a degree in computer science and electrical engineering from Princeton University. Amazon went public in 1997 and is now one of the industry's biggest success stories. It's worth an estimated $360 billion.

In 2013, Bezos purchased The Washington Post in a $250 million deal, marking the end of four generations of ownership by the Graham family. Bezos is also the founder of Blue Origin, a private space flight company that hopes to one day take tourists to outer space.

Earlier this year, he landed a cameo in "Star Trek Beyond."

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