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13 things you probably didn't know about Jeff Bezos

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who turns 57 on January 12, was born in New Mexico to a teenage mother and father.  Even at a young age, he showed a knack for engineering and inventing. You might not know that Bezos almost named his wildly successful company "Cadabra." In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jeff Bezos is known as ...
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Jeff Bezos just turned 57. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.56 trillion company and became the world's richest person.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. David Ryder/Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is turning 57 on Tuesday. Bezos launched Amazon in 1995. The company has since grown to one of the most valuable, powerful companies on the planet with a market value of $1.56 trillion.  Bezos has gone from a New York hedge-funder to the richest man in the world, but in the process, he's weathered a high-profile divorce and hacking scandal, faced antitrust scrutiny from lawmakers, and everything in between.  ...
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'The Social Network,' a fictionalized version of Facebook's founding story, is 10 years old. Here's where the people behind the characters are now.

(L) Jesse Eisenberg in 'The Social Network' (2010); (R) Mark Zuckerberg Sony/Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Image David Fincher's 'The Social Network' debuted on movie screens in 2010. The dramatized version of Facebook's founding story follows Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, and entrepreneur Sean Parker as they build and launch the social media giant.  At least two people from the founding team — Sean Parker and Chris Hughes — have been critical of Facebook in recent years. Take...
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