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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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Jeff Bezos originally wanted to name Amazon 'Cadabra,' and 14 other little-known facts about the early days of the e-commerce giant

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in 1999. Chris Carroll/Corbis/Getty Images Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos, have come a long way since 1994. For instance, Bezos wanted to call the company "Cadabra," but was talked out of it. Plus, the team rang a bell each time a purchase was made, but abandoned it when sales soared. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. When Amazon was founded on July 5, 1994, as a website that only sold books, founder Jeff Bezos had a vision for the compan...
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'Amazon' wasn't the original name of Jeff Bezos' company, and 14 other little-known facts about the early days of Amazon

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos, have come a long way since 1995. For instance, Bezos wanted to call the company "Cadabra," but was talked out of it. Plus, the team rang a bell each time a purchase was made, but abandoned it when sales soared. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. When Amazon launched on July 16, 1995 as a website that only sold books, founder Jeff Bezos had a vision for the company's explosive ...
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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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'Amazon' wasn't the original name of Jeff Bezos' company, and 14 other little-known facts about the early days of Amazon (AMZN)

Amazon and its CEO, Jeff Bezos, have come a long way since the early days of the company.  What started as a bookseller in 1995 has quickly become a behemoth and one of the most valuable companies in the world.  Here are some little-known facts about Amazon's first few years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Amazon launched in 1995 as a website that only sold books, founder Jeff Bezos had a vision for the company's explosive growth and ecommerce domination. He knew fro...
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15 fascinating facts you probably didn't know about Amazon (AMZN)

When Amazon first launched in 1995 as a website that only sold books, founder Jeff Bezos had a vision for the company's explosive growth and e-commerce domination. He knew from the very beginning, he wanted Amazon to be "an everything store." In author Brad Stone's 2013 book on the origins of Amazon, he paints a picture of the early days of the company and how it grew into the behemoth that it is today. Jillian D'Onfro contributed to an earlier version of this story.SEE ALSO: Here's what it's l...
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15 fascinating facts you probably didn't know about Amazon (AMZN)

When Amazon first launched in 1995 as a website that only sold books, founder Jeff Bezos had a vision for the company's explosive growth and e-commerce domination. He knew from the very beginning, he wanted Amazon to be "an everything store." In author Brad Stone's 2013 book on the origins of Amazon, he paints a picture of the early days of the company and how it grew into the behemoth that it is today. Jillian D'Onfro contributed to an earlier version of this story.SEE ALSO: The company formerl...
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