NEW YORK, NY – Jeff Bezos, the guy who built and envisioned Amazon, the largest and most successful online only shopping site, isn’t much different than your average entrepreneur. He was raised in Houston Texas, is a child of divorce, was later adopted, worked at McDonald’s as a young boy and went on to attend Princeton University where he graduated with a 4.2 grade point average. He is very much human – and – certainly a hard worker.
Bezos held several good jobs after college; either one could have resulted in a successful career, however Bezos was intent to do more with his life. In 1993, he decided to start an online bookstore named “Amazon.com” and by 1994 began building his business vision and fortunes straight from his own garage with borrowed money.
Just four years after starting his website idea, by 1998, the company had already gone public, began offering more than just books, adding music, consumer goods and expanded into other technologies with its Amazon Web Services which has become the largest provider of cloud based hosting in the world scoring a $600 million contract with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2013.
Even the average reader began to take notice of ‘the man himself’ and not just the Amazon brand when Bezos purchased major daily newspaper The Washington Post for $250 million in cash in that same year, 2013.
Today he is working on a company he secretly founded in the year 2000 called “Blue Origin” which is a spaceflight company intended to enable private travel into space. The world “Blue” references the planet Earth.
From an early age, Bezos wanted to build space hotels, amusement parks and colonies for millions of people in space; chances are, he is going to to do just that.
About The Author: John Colascione is Chief Executive of Internet Marketing Services Inc. He specializes in Website Monetization, authored a ‘how to’ book called ‘‘Mastering Your Website’, and is a key player in several Internet related businesses through his search engine strategy brand Searchen Networks®