Forget Jeff Bezos. His Parents, Mike and Jackie, Are the People to Know https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2014/4/25/forget-jeff-bezos-his…
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Jeffrey Preston Bezos was born January 12, 1964, in New Mexico, to Jacklyn and Ted Jorgensen. His maternal ancestors were settlers who lived in Texas, and over the generations acquired a 25,000-acre ranch. 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 many summers as a youth, working with him. At an early age, he displayed mechanical aptitude as a toddler, he singlehandedly dismantled his crib.
Bezos's mother Jacklyn was a teenager at the time of Jeff's birth. Her marriage to Jorgensen lasted a little more than a year. In April 1968 when he was 4, she married her second husband, Miguel Bezos, a Cuban who immigrated to the United States alone when he was 15 years old. His family was originally from Villafrechós, a little town in Spain. Miguel Bezos worked his way through the University of New Mexico and married Jacklyn, becoming Jeff Jorgensen's step-father, who had his surname changed to Bezos. After the wedding, the family moved to Houston and Miguel worked as an engineer for Exxon. The young Jeff attended elementary school from fourth to sixth grade. As a child, he spent summers working on his grandfather's ranch in Texas.
The family moved to Miami, where he attended Miami Palmetto High School. While in high school, he attended the Student Science Training Program at the University of Florida, receiving a Silver Knight Award in 1982. He was high school valedictorian and a National Merit Scholar.
He is now an American technology and retail entrepreneur, investor, and real philanthropist who does not need to brand his properties with his name and is best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, the world's largest online shopping retailer.
The company began as an Internet merchant of books and expanded to a wide variety of products and services, most recently video streaming and audio streaming. Amazon.com is currently the world's largest Internet sales company on the World Wide Web, as well as the world's largest provider of cloud infrastructure services, through its Amazon Web Services arm. Call it the global love affair from the kissing trillionaire.
The owner of Amazon and The Washington Post is now really rich and he can prove it with his income tax returns.
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