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Jeff Bezos turns 58 today. Here are 14 things you might not know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images You might not know that Jeff Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." He survived a helicopter crash in Texas in 2003. In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997.Paul Souders/Getty Images According to CNBC, Bezos, then Jacklyn Gise Jorgensen, was barely 17 years old and a junior in high school when sh...
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Wally Funk was the only endearing thing about Jeff Bezos's spaceflight

Left to right: Oliver Daemen, Matt Bezos, Jeff Bezos, and Wally Funk at a ceremony after their spaceflight, July 20, 2021. Jeff Bezos rocketed to the edge of space on Tuesday with two other rich guys. Bezos said Amazon workers and customers "paid for all of this," rekindling criticism of its labor practices. Wally Funk, the 82-year-old aviator who flew alongside the three men, was the flight's saving grace. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Jeff Bezos blasted off ...
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Wally Funk was the only endearing thing about Jeff Bezos' spaceflight

From left, Oliver Daemen, Mark Bezos, Jeff Bezos, and Wally Funk at a ceremony after their spaceflight on Tuesday. Jeff Bezos rocketed to the edge of space on Tuesday with two other rich guys. Bezos said Amazon workers and customers "paid for all of this," reigniting criticism of the company. Wally Funk, the 82-year-old aviator who flew alongside the three men, was the flight's saving grace. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Jeff Bezos blasted off to the edge of s...
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Jeff Bezos just traveled to the edge of space. Here are 13 things you probably didn't know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos launched 62 miles above Earth aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Tuesday. You might not know that Bezos almost named Amazon "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. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997. Paul Souders/Getty Images ...
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Jeff Bezos launches to the edge of space today. Here are 13 things you probably didn't know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos will launch to space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket at 9 a.m. ET. You might not know that Bezos almost named Amazon "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. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997. Paul Souders/Getty Images Accord...
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Jeff Bezos plans to step down as Amazon CEO later this year. Here's how he makes and spends his $196 billion fortune.

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, is the richest person alive - and the first in modern history to accumulate a fortune over $200 billion. REUTERS/Katherine Taylor Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO in Q3 of 2021, CNBC reported. Bezos' net worth is an estimated $196 billion, according to Forbes. He spends his fortune on real estate, a Gulfstream Jet, and his space exploration company. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Amazon announced on Tuesday that CEO Jef...
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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 is the first person in history to be worth more than $200 billion. Here's how the world's richest man makes and spends his fortune.

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, is the richest person alive — and the first in modern history to accumulate a fortune over $200 billion. REUTERS/Katherine Taylor Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person alive, is now richer than he's ever been.Bezos made his fortune from online retail giant Amazon, but has drawn increasing criticism over the company's size and is slated to defend it at a Congressional tech antitrust hearing on Wednesday.Bezos pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate ch...
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Jeff Bezos is about to defend his Amazon empire before Congress. Here's how the richest person in the world makes and spends his $178 billion fortune.

Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person alive, is now richer than he's ever been. Bezos made his fortune from online retail giant Amazon, but has drawn increasing criticism over the company's size and is slated to defend it at a Congressional tech antitrust hearing on Wednesday. Bezos pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change in February and promised $100 million to food banks in April. Bezos was the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion — and he curr...
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Jeff Bezos' net worth just hit an all-time high. Here's how the richest person in the world makes and spends his $171 billion fortune.

Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person alive, is now richer than he's ever been. Bezos pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change in February and promised $100 million to food banks in April. As Amazon's founder and CEO, Bezos was the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion — and he currently has a net worth of $171.6  billion, Bloomberg estimates. He spends his fortune on real estate across the US, a $65 million Gulfstream Jet, and his space exploratio...
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Jeff Bezos just pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change. Here's how the richest person in the world makes and spends his billions.

Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person alive, has pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change. Bezos became nearly $2 billion richer after selling some of his Amazon stock earlier this month. As Amazon's founder and CEO, Bezos was the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion — and he currently has a net worth of $130 billion, Bloomberg estimates. He spends his fortune on real estate across the US, a $65 million Gulfstream Jet, and his space exploration co...
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Jeff Bezos just sold $1.8 billion in Amazon stock. Here's how the CEO makes and spends his billions.

Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person alive, just became nearly $2 billion richer after selling some of his Amazon stock. As Amazon's founder and CEO, Bezos was the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion — and he currently has a net worth of $126 billion, Bloomberg estimates. He spends his fortune on real estate across the US, a $65 million Gulfstream Jet, and his space exploration company, Blue Origin. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The r...
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Jeff Bezos might lose his spot as the world's richest person as Amazon shares tank. Here's how he makes and spends his billions.

Jeff Bezos might lose his position as the wealthiest person alive after a disappointing earnings report sent both Amazon's share price and the CEO's net worth on a downward spiral on October 25. The company's founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos was the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion — and he currently has a net worth of $110 billion, Bloomberg estimates. He spends his fortune on real estate across the US, a $65 million Gulfstream Jet, and his space explorat...
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Amazon is about to release its earnings. Here's how CEO Jeff Bezos makes and spends his billions.

Amazon is set to release its quarterly earnings after markets close Thursday afternoon. The company's founder and CEO Jeff Bezos was the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion — and he currently has a net worth of $110 billion, according to Bloomberg. He spends his fortune on real estate across the US, a $65 million Gulfstream Jet, and his space exploration company Blue Origin. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO...
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'Amazon will fail. Amazon will go bankrupt': Jeff Bezos makes surprise admission about Amazon's life span

Jeff Bezos predicted to Amazon employees last week that "one day Amazon will fail," according to a recording of an internal meeting heard by CNBC. Bezos added that Amazon's job was to delay failure for as long as possible by focusing on its customers. Amazon staffers told CNBC that issues such as government regulation and potential antitrust violations worried them. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a stunning acknowledgment last week in an all-hands meeting, a recording of which was heard by CNBC. ...
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'I predict one day Amazon will fail. Amazon will go bankrupt': Jeff Bezos makes surprise admission about Amazon's life span

Jeff Bezos predicted to Amazon employees last week that "one day Amazon will fail," according to a recording of an internal meeting heard by CNBC. Bezos added that Amazon's job was to delay failure for as long as possible by focusing on its customers. Amazon staffers told CNBC that issues such as government regulation and potential antitrust violations worried them. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a stunning acknowledgment last week in an all-hands meeting, a recording of which was heard by CNBC. ...
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'Amazon will fail. Amazon will go bankrupt': Jeff Bezos makes surprise admission about Amazon's lifespan

Jeff Bezos told Amazon employees that he predicts "one day Amazon will fail," according to a recording of an internal meeting heard by CNBC. Bezos added that Amazon's job is to delay failure for as long as possible by focussing on its customers. Amazon staffers told CNBC that issues such as government regulation and potential antitrust violations worry them. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a stunning admission last week in an all-hands meeting, a recording of which was heard by CNBC. With the comp...
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