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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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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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Former President Donald Trump dropped 298 spots in Forbes' ranking of the world's billionaires

Former U.S. President Donald Trump on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Trump dropped from the No. 1,001 spot to No. 1,299 in Forbes' 2021 Billionaires List. The pandemic has pummeled his commercial real estate business, which is his biggest revenue driver. Trump has grown richer since last year, but other billionaires surpassed him. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump dropped 298 spots in Forbes' Billionaires ...
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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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Kanye West claims he's worth $5 billion in new interview after striking 10-year Gap deal

Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Kanye West now says his net worth is $5 billion, up from $3.3 billion, after inking a decade-long Yeezy deal with Gap. Forbes last estimated his net worth to be $1.3 billion, though the publication noted West had shown them financial documents claiming it was over $3 billion, but it has yet to revise its estimate following the Yeezy-Gap deal. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Kanye West says his deal with Gap nearly doubled ...
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Meet the 15 richest people in Asia, who are collectively worth more than $500 billion

Even with a net worth of $58.1 billion, Alibaba's Jack Ma is only the second-richest person in Asia. Sean Gallup/Getty Images The 15 richest people from Asia in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes Billionaires List are collectively worth more than $500 billion.Some of the billionaires occupying the top rank are self-made and built their fortunes through tech empires, like Jack Ma, who founded Alibaba Group, China's largest e-commerce company. Others inherited wealth from their f...
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Coronavirus fears cost Mark Zuckerberg more than $4 billion from his personal fortune in just a week as Facebook's stock is hit by market volatility

Mark Zuckerberg lost $4.1 billion last week — more than anyone else on the Forbes Billionaires List — as Facebook shares plummeted amid a market selloff inspired by coronavirus fears, Forbes' Hayley C. Cuccinello reported. Facebook's ad sales may shrink as some of its biggest customers in the travel and retail sectors see their sales decline over coronavirus fears. The novel coronavirus has infected over 116,000 people and killed over 4,000, mainly in China. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
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Meet the world's richest black billionaires of 2018

We put together a list of the world's richest black billionaires, using data from Forbes. The majority of the billionaires on the list are self-made self-starters who built business empires in finance, sports, media, and commodities. Only three of the billionaires are from the United States.   Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Jeff Bezos may be the richest men in the world, but they aren't the only billionaires. There are 2,043 people across the globe with three commas in their net worths, acc...
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Meet the world's 10 richest black billionaires

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Jeff Bezos may be the richest men in the world, but they aren't the only billionaires. There are 2,043 people across the globe with three commas in their net worths, according to the 2017 Forbes Billionaires list. The 23 wealthiest have $1 trillion collectively. In 2017, 10 of the world's billionaires — fewer than 1% — are black, down from 12 last year, reports Forbes contributor Mfonobong Nsehe. Three of the 10 are women. All but one, Isabel Dos Santos, are bille...
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