Jeffrey Bezos is the founder, owner and CEO of the Amazon Group, the largest electronic commerce company in the world, as well as the founder and CEO of Blue Origin, a space flight company, and the owner of the Washington Post.
According to Forbes magazine, as of July 23, 2023, Bezos is the third richest person in the world after Bernard Arnault and Elon Musk, with an estimated fortune of $152.7 billion.
In 1994, Bezos decided to leave his $223,000-per-year job to found Cadabra.com in his garage at home in Seattle, after drafting the business plan for the project on an off-road trip from New York to Seattle, business plan in which he expects not to make a profit for the first 4-5 years. The company, quickly renamed Amazon.com after the Amazon River, began in July 1995 as an online bookstore, offering more titles than any other major book store or mail order company.
In 1993 he married MacKenzie Tuttle, whom he had met the year before in the New York offices of DE Shaw & Co. The couple lived in Seattle and had four children, one of whom was adopted in China. In January 2019, after 26 years of marriage, the divorce was announced. The agreement is reached in early April 2019: Bezos pays his wife 36 billion dollars, which make her the third richest woman in the world according to Forbes and make divorce the most expensive in history.