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Jeff Bezos                                                                                   
Born January 12, 1964 (age 44)                                                               
Albuquerque, New Mexico                                                                     
Other names Jeff Bezos                                                                       
Known for CEO of                                                                 
Jeffrey Preston Bezos (born January 12, 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is the             
founder, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of         
Bezos, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University, worked as a financial             
analyst for D. E. Shaw & Co. before founding Amazon in 1994. He was named TIME               
magazine's Person of the Year in 1999.                                                       
Bezos' maternal ancestors were settlers in Texas, and over the generations had               
acquired a 25,000 acre (101 kmē or 39 milesē) ranch in Cotulla. Bezos's maternal             
grandfather was a regional director of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in                 
Albuquerque. He retired early to the ranch, where Bezos spent most summers of               
his youth, working with his grandfather at the enormously varied tasks essential             
to the operation. At an early age, he displayed a striking mechanical aptitude.             
When a toddler, he dismantled his crib with a screwdriver.                                   
Bezos was born when his mother, Jackie Bezos, was still in her teens. Her                   
marriage to his father lasted little more than a year. She remarried when Bezos             
was five. Bezos's stepfather, Miguel Bezos, was born in Cuba; he migrated to the             
United States alone at age 15 and worked his way through the University of                   
Albuquerque. When he married Bezos's mother, the family moved to Houston, Texas,             
and Miguel Bezos became an engineer for Exxon. Bezos attended River Oaks                     
Elementary in Houston from the 4th to 6th grades.                                           
Bezos showed intense and varied scientific interests at an early age. He rigged             
an electric alarm to keep his younger siblings out of his room and maintain his             
secrecy. He converted his parents' garage into a laboratory for his science                 
projects. The family moved to Miami, Florida, where Bezos attended Miami                     
Palmetto Senior High School. He entered Princeton University, planning to                   
study physics, but soon returned to his love of computers and graduated with a               
degree in computer science and electrical engineering.                                       
After graduating from Princeton, Bezos worked on Wall Street in the computer                 
science field. Then he worked on building a network for international trade for             
a company known as Fitel. Later on Bezos also worked in computer science for D.             
E. Shaw & Co..                                                                               
Bezos founded in 1994 and became one of the most prominent dot-com               
entrepreneurs. In 2004, he founded a human spaceflight startup company called               
Blue Origin.